We all have a mental picture of the ideal holiday. Whether it is the classic Norman Rockwell painting or a fantasy of the perfect family, real families sometimes, and more often than not, just don’t measure up. Dr. Georgianna Donadio joins Family Connections to discuss research gleaned from 30 years of studying whole health, behavior and communication. She identifies simple yet powerful tools to develop clear expectations for the holidays, with steps to change our family dynamics. If you have been hoping for a tool to help you detach from family stress, yet haven’t known quite where to look, this episode of Family Connections will motivate and inspire you to develop a plan for the upcoming holidays. Dr Donadio’s book, Changing Behavior: Immediately Transform Your Relationship with Easy to Learn, Proven Communications Skills is a national bestseller. After listening, you’ll know how to interpret behavioral cues, and how to change yours so the interactions during the holidays can be more positive and authentic.