Did misbehavior drive you nuts over the Holidays? Many of our children clearly revealed their need for a little manners tune-up! Check-out what kinds of manners our 3-6 year-olds are capable of learning from Sheryl Eberly, author of “365 Manners Kids Should Know”.
Religion, God and spirituality can pique the curiosity of our young ones – especially during the holiday season. For parents who are sometimes uneasy answering the questions lobbed, we have Dharmachari Nagaraja, psychotherapist and long-time Buddhist practitioner, to help us guide these meaningful discussions.
Halloween lurks, and the excitement is tangible. Why do kids love getting dressed-up? Does this kind of make-believe serve our children on deeper levels beyond just the fun factor? Dorothy Singer, research scientist and author shrieks a blood-curdling, “Yes!”
What to do about a Jewish kid counting down the minutes until the Easter Bunny’s arrival — or a Catholic kid who wants to have a Passover Seder? Family therapist Suzanne Cooper tells us how to respond when children want to celebrate holiday customs outside their own family’s faith traditions.
PRESENTS! The children have been waiting all year. But how can parents give to their kids without nurturing a sense of entitlement? Parenting expert, Betsy Brown Braun kicks in some great tips and scripts to help parents counter the excessive expectations of the Holidays.
Thanks and giving. We know a lot of giving is imminent, but what about the thanks? Annie Zirkel, author of “You’ll Thank Me Later – A Guide to Raising Grateful Children (& Why That Matters)” shares her ideas about instilling gratitude in the next generation.