Can Daily Affirmations Help You Achieve New Year s Eve Resolutions — or ANY Goal? The clock strikes midnight. Everyone cheers and is merry. A New Year has just begun. Your friends and family are taking turns sharing their New Year s Eve Resolutions. When it is your turn, you tell everyone, “This year I am going to get fit & trim down. I’m going to learn to knit and make sweaters for everyone to wear by the time the December Holidays roll around again. I’m going to organize my house and there is going to be a place for everything and everything is going to be in it’s place. ... (Read More ...)
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Messy Rooms: How Do I Teach Children To De-clutter & Donate Toys To Charity? The December holidays are coming to a close. As you come to from your turkey-induced drowsiness and look around, you feel a spark of motivation to use your few days off work to tackle some household chores you’ve been meaning to get to. The end of the year is drawing near and you are getting into the New Year spirit of “out with the old, in with the new” — and there’s a lot of “new” around you. As you walk through the house, you see piles of gifts everywhere! You immediately feel overwhelmed... (Read More ...)
December Holidays: What “History of Santa Claus” are You Creating? Honest Fun or Snowy “White Lies”?
December Holidays: What “History of Santa Claus” are You Creating?Honest Fun or Snowy “White Lies”? As the December Holidays arrive, you and your spouse begin discussing whether or not to do Santa with your toddler. She is old enough now to understand presents. Your husband has great memories of Santa, the fun, the excitement, the anticipation of wondering what Santa brought, leaving cookies for him and carrots for the reindeer. It’s a fun practice he wants to do with your toddler. You, on the other hand, remember the fun of the Santa tradition, but also felt terribly betrayed when you... (Read More ...)
December Holidays: How Can You Instill The Spirit Of Giving When Children Get the Holiday Gimmees? You’re at the toy store, picking out a gift for your nephew. Your son is with you. You think this would be a great time to teach him about the spirit of giving, by having him help you pick out the toy. All through the store you hear: “Look! I really want this. Can we get this for me?” “Hey, will you get this for me today? I want this really bad!” “I just have to have this!” “Hey, I want that! Why do we have to give it to my cousin?” You understand your child’s... (Read More ...)
December Holidays: Is it Okay to Use Threats About Santas Good Bad List For Child Discipline? You are busy getting ready for the holiday family gatherings that are quickly approaching. While out shopping at the mall, your children start clamoring for you to take them to see Santa so they can give them their wish list. You want to do this on a day when you can get them dressed for the photo opportunity, so you tell them to wait until you can plan that outing another day. They protest in unison, “We wanna see Santa! We wanna see Santa!” You tell them you want them to look nice for Santa. They... (Read More ...)
How Do You Teach Children To Have An Attitude Of Gratitude & Instill A Spirit Of Giving? Your son has just opened his 4th present. Instead of showing gratitude, he throws it aside and says, “What’s next!?” Your Daughter starts throwing a fit because she just counted the gifts and she has one less than her brother. The vision you had of a holiday filled with the spirit of giving has diminished in the matter of minutes. The November and December Holidays are often known to be the season of influenza, but it’s also a season when “affluenza” can be particularly contagious,... (Read More ...)