Re: How do you help kids purge without the meltdown tears?
You could do it when they are in bed and hold onto it for a week, see if anyone even notices. Or tell them the toys are going in storage for a while. Or....(I haven't tried this but love the idea). Explain to them how some kids have no toys, ask them to pick a toy to give to another kid for Christmas, and take them to deliver the toy. Maybe you could do this a few times before Christmas. Good luck!