Few occasions are as memorable to a child as a happy, successful birthday party. Even fewer occasions are more stressful or expensive to a parent.
For better or worse, we place a lot of pressure on ourselves to meet the standards set by other families; the ultimate example of "Keeping up with the Joneses". If your child attends a lavish party with jumping castles, pony rides or other luxuries, it's easy to feel a failure for not reaching the same standard.
We dread comparisons from our children, from other parents,and worst of all, from ourselves. The simple fear of being judged can be far worse than the reality. Thankfully, the worst of it can be avoided.
This hub will explore some ways you can prevent or reduce this unique (and disturbingly common) form of anxiety, while still giving your boy or girl a loving, fun-filled day to remember.