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Pets as Gifts

Pets as Gifts

Is the holiday season the right time to give a pet as gift? Pets as Gifts` Finding an adorable kitten or puppy underneath the Christmas tree seems so picture perfect.  But the holiday season really isn’t [...]

Holiday Stress

Holiday Stress

A few tips on reducing the stress of the holiday season. Holiday Stress As fun as the  holiday season can be, so can it be stressful.  But there are things you can do to reduce that [...]

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 [...]

Over-hyping Christmas

Over-hyping Christmas

How to keep the holiday season in perspective. Hyped Up Christmas There is so much pressure to have the perfect Christmas, from the food, to the décor to the gifts we give and receive. Often we [...]

Teaching Kids the Value of Nature

Teaching Kids the Value of Nature

Teaching our kids to value more than just the material things in life. Gifts vs Nature Particularly at this time of year, it’s difficult to convince kids that there’s more to life than just stuff, after [...]

Tweens, Teens & Social Media

Tweens, Teens & Social Media

Why Facebook and other social media is so important to tweens and teens. The Culture of Technology If you want to make life tough on your child, just ban them from using social media.  For kids, [...]

Media Based Toys

Media Based Toys

 Why kids’ growing imaginations need all types of toys to play with. Media Based Toys What toys did your children wish for this holiday season?l. Often at the top of children’s wish lists are those media [...]

Lying

Lying

What should you do if you catch your child in a lie? Lying Children So you caught your child in a lie. The reality is all kids have, or will at some point, lie, but getting [...]