Tips to avoid festive season family feuds and chaos

Clinical psychologist Thabang Tlaka chats to Euseubius McKaiser about how to survive festive season meals with family.

It’s often easy to allow resentments, misunderstandings, disagreements and unmet expectations to get in the way and destroy the bonds that connect us.

Don’t let that happen to you! Instead, follow these tips and have a great holiday season.

Family knows how to press those buttons.

Thabang Tlaka, clinical psychologist

So manage your expectations when you in the thick of it, he suggests.

Strike when the iron is cold...We can agree to disagree.

Thabang Tlaka, clinical psychologist

Once you are grown up and need to deal with parents adult to adult, Tlaka says it is important to humanise your parents.

Listen to all the tips on how to prepare for these sometimes complicated family affairs below:


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