This year will be the first time you're celebrating the holidays with the kids... alone. How are you going to handle all of the responsibility without your children seeing you break a sweat (or shed a tear)?

In this video, Therapist and YourTango Expert, Elisabeth LaMotte offers her tips for keeping the family spirit alive. Learn why keeping old (and starting new) traditions will have you and the kids feeling merry and bright through the New Year.

Being a single parent doesn't mean that it will be impossible for you to celebrate with the kids over the holidays and put a smile on their faces. Check out the video above to hear helpful parenting tips on ways to start spreading the joy with your loved ones today.

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