There are only 18 more shopping days until Christmas! What feeling does that fact bring out of you? Excitement ... or panic? What is so stressful about our Christmas season? Why is it that this season we observe as a holy day often turns into a headache instead?In her article … [Read more...] about Holiday or Headache?
As we sat in terrible stop and go traffic Sunday on our way back from a Thanksgiving trip out of state, we listened to Christmas carols. We inevitably heard "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and had to chuckle sarcastically as we inched forward inch by inch! … [Read more...] about The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Has your family enjoyed the Thanksgiving books mentioned in the November 2009 issue of ParentLife? If so, we have even more recommendations for you!Sunday, November 29th marks the official beginning of the Advent season. Celebrating Advent is one great way to prepare your family … [Read more...] about The Advent Season
It is never too early to teach your youngest family member how to be a gracious guest. As holiday gatherings approach, prepare your child with some manners. Encourage her to try the following.Look people in the eyes and say, “Hello.”Resist the temptation to complain … [Read more...] about The Art of Good Manners
Thanksgiving is just over a week away and many families are already putting up their Christmas decorations! The holidays are an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday season, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics … [Read more...] about Holiday Safety Tips