Two days before Christmas - and your teens are out of school for holiday break and most likely showing some enthusiasm about having time off and being able to do "what I want." The upcoming week will be one in which families all across our country will be spending some time together.
How will you spend your time with your teen? Sherri and I have talked about establishing Christmas traditions if you do not have any. Establishing a Christmas tradition can be an easy simple thing to do - provided you keep doing the activity each year. Someone asked me about ideas for Christmas traditions. Some thoughts are that you could have a particular movie or Christmas special on DVD that you sit down and watch together with popcorn or other treats. Another idea is to wrap presents together, and listen to Christmas music. One family I know always attends the Christmas candlelighting ceremony at their church. Having some "Christmas decor" that appears each year can be a holiday ritual that everyone enjoys. Some folks may serve certain foods at certain times - in Texas, a number of folks eat tamales on Christmas Eve, for example.
Since Christmas is just two days away, think about what you are doing this year that you want to repeat as a tradition next year. And ENJOY every small task you do with your teens and families.