Holidays (27)

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Redirecting the Holiday “Gimmes”

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.

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5 Tips to Yell Less and Love More This Holiday Season

Holidays got you stressed out? Find yourself losing your patience with your kids? Sheila McCraith aka The Orange Rhino, shares her tried and true tips for yelling less and loving more this holiday season.

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6 Tips Toward a Happier New Year

As we give and give and give to our broods, our own happiness often feels like second fiddle. In part 1 of our series on Finding Happiness in the New Year, Dr. Aymee Coget offers 6 easy tips to instill into our daily routines to help increase the happiness quotient in our lives. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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A Father’s Day Apology

Funny dad and best-selling author, Neal Pollack, shares a tale of innocent parental blogging gone terribly awry; how can we protect our kids from the legacy we are creating for them in all our online exploits as parents? Pollack aims to rewrite the record for his own son this Father’s Day. We’re happy to oblige!

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A Simple Holiday: Fewer Toys and More Time

Feeling pressured to buy your child everything they want for the holidays? Kim John Payne shares why a ton of toys can be hazardous to your kid’s health!

Ask The Experts: Is it OK to Lie About Santa?

The Great Santa Charade: healthy fodder for budding imaginations or the widespread promotion of untruth? A Universalist Unitarian Minister, a Rabbi and a Presbyterian Pastor pipe in on this cultural parenting dilemma. Join us in this thought-provoking conversation about what we hold dear for the Holidays.

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Can the Easter Bunny Visit Jewish Kids?

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.

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Can you say “I Love You” Too Often?

Should you ever deny yourself the urge to say “I love you” to your kids? Dr. Christine Carter, sociologist and happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center says, as a matter of fact, yes.

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Confessions of a Store-Bought Christmas

Do all your “Everything Recycled, Educational & Handmade” Holiday gift plans ultimately end in a last-minute dash to the mall? Funnymom Maryellen Hooper cracks us up with tales of her all-natural Norman Rockwell Christmas gone awry.

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