Moms in Hawaii: Getting through the end-of-the-year goody bag stress

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's the end of the school year and the other moms have made cute little bags out of stuffed animals or put cute class pictures together in a montage as a gift for all the kids and you think, "Ack! What can I do?!"

The stress of providing goody bags to the children doesn't define you as a parent. Remember to keep it simple and fun, and i that it's not about the cost of the gift. No matter what, the children will love it! Some fun end of the year gifts suggestions for your goody bags are things like bubbles, crayons, a book, etc.

By having your child help with preparing the goody bags, your child will feel empowered and excited to help make the bags for their friends! you can have your child help by putting treats in the bag or helping you write the names of their classmates on the bag..

Focus on the child, not the parents: Don't buy into the mommy wars. Remember who the goody bags are for and if you decide you want to don't want to make one, it's okay! This doesn't define you as bad parent! Whether its the end of the school year or any of the holidays, don't allow the pressure of what other families are doing define you. It's for the child, not the parent.

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