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A Teachable Moment: Be an Alcohol Role Model This December

It's time to get into the holiday spirit-parties, gifts and, of course eggnog and other alcoholic beverages. Therefore, this season offers an excellent opportunity to consider whether we are communicating the very best, healthiest messages to our children about drinking alcohol. After all, research continues to support the idea that kids and teens are more influenced by their parents that by anyone else - even peers. 

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We are Family - Time Together Builds More than Memories

The Christensen boys play basketball – a lot of it. And they can be seen in the stands at each other’s games watching intently and keeping track of the score in the family’s official game book. Attending and watching their siblings’ games is part of who they are. It’s part of their family identity.

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Brotherly Love: End the Rivalry

Do your boys prefer to duke it out rather than talk it out? Raising brothers to work out conflicts respectfully despite wildly different personalities or fierce competitive streaks can prove challenging. But set a positive example, and you’ll find that nurturing brotherly love isn’t impossible!

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Making Time for the Family

As the end of the school year approaches, life becomes even more hectic than usual, consumed by final projects, recitals, awards ceremonies and graduations! Everyone runs in different directions, and it can be challenging to find time to connect as a family.

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