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Gratitude Beyond Thanksgiving

by on Nov.02, 2017, under Behavior, Brat-Proofing, Character traits, Child development, Communication, Environmental influences, Holidays, Parent modeling, Parenting

Each year as Thanksgiving approaches, there is an mighty uptick in the gratitude discussions at school. Gratitude awareness fills the mommy blogsphere. And parents begin to think about the need for cultivating more gratitude in their spoiled kids…especially as the season of gimme is right around the... Read more...
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ThanksGIVING…and then?

by on Nov.15, 2010, under Holidays, Parent modeling, Parenting

I am always struck by the irony of Thanksgiving, the holiday of giving thanks, being followed so closely by the winter holidays—Christmas and Chanukah—the holidays of gimme gimme gimme. Our children are taught the Thanksgiving story—the horror of the true story somewhat  p.c.-ified (made politically correct) to reflect... Read more...

When Jewish kids want Santa

by on Dec.12, 2009, under Holidays, Parenting

As young children grow, their interest in and experience with the winter holidays change. This includes learning that different people celebrate different holidays in different ways—Christmas,Chanukah, Kwanza to name just three.  It is well within the range of normal development for young children to want for their... Read more...

Putting the thanks in Thanksgiving

by on Nov.14, 2009, under Holidays, Parent modeling, Parenting

As Thanksgiving approaches, most of us firm up plans for "the feast."  At whose house will it be? What will I bring? What's the best sweet potato recipe?  Then the day comes and it's all about rush-rush, clean the house or clean the kids, cook the food,... Read more...
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