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Divorce and the Holiday Season

Divorce and the Holiday Season

 Ideas on how to balance divorce, children and the holidays. Divorce & Holidays The holiday season can be difficult for children whose parents are divorced.  Usually children spend important holidays like Christmas with one parent one [...]

Putting Kids Ahead of the Holiday Rush

Putting Kids Ahead of the Holiday Rush

Why it’s important to make the holiday season chaos a family affair. Kids & the Holiday Rush From holiday shopping, to kids concerts, to decorating, baking and more, this time of year is chaotic.  From Hanukkah [...]

Creating Holiday Rituals

Creating Holiday Rituals

Why creating holiday rituals and traditions keeps families close Creating Holiday Rituals What’s more fun to a child, getting gifts or creating a wish list? Probably the wish list…an annual ritual kids love. In fact, it’s [...]

Discussing Scary News with Children

Discussing Scary News with Children

Today, another shooting covers the news. Add to that the recent stories of the Paris attacks, Syrian refugees desperately fleeing their homeland, climate change, and natural catastrophes, it can look like a big, bad world to children. [...]

Basic Toys for Kids

Basic Toys for Kids

Some great toys ideas for this holiday season. Basic Toys for Kids Well, it’s that time of year again when children are inundated with commercials selling the latest and greatest toy for Christmas.  And while many [...]

Sibling Jealousy

Sibling Jealousy

What to do when your children are jealous of one another. Sibling Jealousy If there’s one sure way to create a little sibling rivalry among kids, it’s to treat two siblings differently. That’s because kids have [...]

Family Reunions

Family Reunions

Planning to reunite with family and friends over the long weekend? We unwrap the secrets to making Thanksgiving reunions fun for the whole family. Holidays like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are even better when families gather [...]

6 Ways to Teach Children Gratitude

6 Ways to Teach Children Gratitude

This weekend, families across America will be sitting down and giving thanks. While Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday, there are simple ways we can make gratitude a part of our family’s daily lives. Some days, life [...]

3 Tips to Manage a Child’s Christmas Wish List

3 Tips to Manage a Child’s Christmas Wish List

Is your child’s wish list growing out of control? Here’s how to cope with those unrealistic Christmas wish lists. When it comes to wish lists, parents usually start hearing the “I wants” from their children a [...]

Keeping Halloween Fun and Safe

Keeping Halloween Fun and Safe

 How to keep our little ghosts and goblins out of harms way. If there is one holiday all children seem to love, it’s Halloween, and no wonder. Halloween has just the right mix of spooky fun, [...]