We all look forward to holidays and vacations, but for children they can also be challenging. Unstructured time, departure from routine, and the demands of travel are unsettling for many kids. And difficulty meeting expectations for good behavior on special occasions can be upsetting for kids and frustrating for parents, from trick or treating to Thanksgiving dinner. In this section we offer tips for managing holidays and vacations to help insure that everyone in the family enjoys their time together.