Dealing with your own family is stressful enough. Luckily, Raquel Pomplun is here with some helpful tips for surviving her family and making the perfect impression.

1. BRING A GIFT FOR HER FOLKS

2. OFFER TO FIX SOMETHING

3. WIN OVER THE FAMILY DOG

4. LEND A HELPING HAND IN THE KITCHEN

5. DRINK IN MODERATION

6. BEFRIEND HER BROTHER

7. AVOID TALKING POLITICS

8. WEAR THE HOLIDAY SWEATER GRANDMA GIFTS YOU, EVEN IF IT IS UGLY

9. KEEP PDA TO A MINIMUM…

10. …BUT DO FIND SOME ALONE TIME

11. START A NEW HOLIDAY TRADITION

12. LEAVE WORK AT HOME. RELAX AND ENJOY YOURSELF!