Volunteering or donating items is often part of this season of giving. However, rather than use your winter budget on a winter wonderland vacation or winter activity, why not use the opportunity to show children what impactful giving is all about?
The Christmas gifts are wrapped and piled in a beautiful array under the tree. When the children open them, some of their holiday dreams will come true and everyone will be filled with holiday joy. Now, fast forward to a week or two later, and those longed-for toys and games are either broken or they’ve become just another part of the possession pile - almost passé.
Are your routines working? We have routines for bedtimes and getting out the door in the morning, for homework and meals to make life easier. As kids grow and family situations change, we need to adjust our routines. Sometimes routines evolve, but other times you’ll need to fiddle with things to find a new solution.
In the world of child abuse prevention, talking about secrets is very important. Children often tell secrets to friends or siblings and the secrets are often harmless. But sometimes secrets can be dangerous or hurtful to others. Helping children differentiate between ‘okay’ and ‘not okay’ secrets is useful, but others suggest not doing secrets at all. So what’s the big deal?
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