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Rituals and Traditions That Bring Families Closer

Extraordinary moments often masquerade as ordinary life. So look around the pandemonium and remind yourself to be grateful for every minute you get to spend with your children as they grow. These years pass more quickly than we can imagine, and when kids look back, these are the memories that will define family for them.

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Why Do Families Need Rituals?

Rituals help us move emotionally from one place to another; they ease pain, acknowledge growth, and create connection.

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Parents' Holiday Survival Skill #1: Manage Yourself

Your #1 Responsibility in December? Manage your own well-being so you can keep the holiday peaceful for your whole family. Here's how.

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41 Meaningful December Traditions for Families

Here are some ideas for family traditions to get your creativity flowing as you think about what would most nurture your family this winter.

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8 Tips To De-Stress Your December

More and more families are saying no to the Holiday Frenzy and inviting connection, joy and reflection into their homes in December. Here's how.

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Holiday Survival Guide

How can parents manage life during the holidays to maximize the joy and minimize the tears? Ten Tips!

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Help Your Child Discover Her Inner Angel

The holiday season is the perfect time to create opportunities to give that will be pleasurable for your child.

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Easy Homemade Presents to Make With Kids

No need to spend a fortune on gifts, your kids will love making them for grandparents, cousins and teachers -- and the recipients will treasure them.

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The Kindness Elf- A Holiday Tradition

Instead of the Elf being on a mission to report the child’s misdeeds to Santa, this Elf has the mission of finding acts of kindness that inspire your child!

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Make Merry & Make Meaning: Manage Your Own Mood

What your child wants this holiday season is meaning and connection, not perfect decorations, or lots of events, or even, ultimately, presents. Your kids need you to be in a good mood, ready to make merry and make meaning.

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