Spending a large period of time with your family on Thanksgiving can be both awesome and exhausting. Between keeping the peace, avoiding awkwardness and keeping everything under control, it almost seems like there’s no time left for fun stuff like eating, watching football and taking a well-deserved break from everyday life. Even if you feel like you’re the only one getting anxious about potential family drama when everyone gathers together this Thanksgiving, take comfort in the fact that we can all learn a thing or two from some of our celebrity friends about how to minimize our family drama with some simple actions.
Make Time For MomA break from school means a lot of time to hang out with friends, but don't forget to carve out some time for mom in the mix, like Justin Bieber did when he brought his mom to the AMAs. She works hard for you, so be sure to share special time with her and show her how thankful you are for everything. Source: Apega/WENN.com
Laugh Off DadYou've seen it in the movies - clueless dads who don't always know everything going on with their daughters. When Miley Cyrus' dad said she was apparently having multiple weddings, girl didn't sweat it and just set the record straight (just one wedding, people). Dads get confused sometimes. Don't dwell on it and just enjoy their goofiness. Source: WENN.com
Be A Sibling Dream TeamSibling rivalry happens, but it can be a damper on making the most of quality family time. Instead of competing with each other when you're together, don't forget your siblings can also be your friends (and some of the best ones at that!). I mean, just look how bright Jessica and Ashlee Simpson shine hanging out at this event together! Source: Cousart/JFXimages/WENN.com
Family Members Still Like PrivacyPeople have been following Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart closely in recent months, from a cheating revelation, to being seen back together, to "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" premiering. Still, their life as a couple isn't really any of our business. Don't subject family members who may have gone through a romantic shake-up since you last saw them to the third degree. Even among family, it's okay to let some things stay private. Source: Patrick Hoffmann/WENN.com
Skip The PoliticsJust because people are at the same family party, doesn’t mean they belong to the same political party. Talking politics with loved ones can can sometimes get highly emotional and lead to an awkward aftermath. You might want to take a cue from Taylor Swift (who refused to talk about who she was voting for in the presidential election) and save the politics talk for a different time. Source: Dan Jackman./WENN.com
Don't Sweat The CriticsFamily often wants the best for us, but can also be harsh critics (even if they don't mean to be). Whether someone makes a judgy comment about your new haircut or your choice of classes, try to keep model Kate Upton in mind. Despite some people criticizing her weight, she's instead focused the conversation on things like being healthy, having confidence and being psyched about fashion. Family critiques sting, but try to remember it's really about making sure you're happy with you. Source: Jeff Grossman/WENN.com
Treat Your Guests WellThose on Rihanna's 777 plane have a whole lot of cool perks, but the Internet's also been buzzing a bit with how things are maybe a little different than those on board expected. If you're hosting, definitely take a note from Rihanna and try to give your guests a great experience, but also keep yourself in check and make sure that among the razzle dazzle, they're all still enjoying themselves. Source: Carsten Windhorst/WENN.com
How do you avoid and/or deal with family drama on Thanksgiving (or at any family event)? Let us know in the comments!