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7 Ways To Teach Your Kids The Importance Of Gratitude [EXPERT]
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7 Ways To Teach Your Kids The Importance Of Gratitude

As a parent, it can be awfully tempting to spoil your kids, especially around the holidays. And while it's okay to regale the with gifts every so often, it's essential that they learn to appreciate what they have. With that in mind, here are some tips from our experts about how to teach your kids the importance of gratitude.

Keep the Stuffing in the Turkey and Out of Your Family Gathering
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Keep the Stuffing in the Turkey and Out of Your Family Gathering

It’s that time again—the beginning of the holiday season. I actually had another topic I was going to address this week in my blog but I succumbed to the pressure I felt (from whom or what, I’m not sure) to write about Thanksgiving. I guess it makes sense to do so as family gatherings provoke a lot of things for many people. For some, the annual get-togethers are something to look forward to—a means to connect and spend time with family. But for many, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a holiday season riddled with anxiety, trepidation, obligation, and conflict.

How to Protect Your Heart During the Holidays
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How to Protect Your Heart During the Holidays

What is the most stressed part of your body during holiday gatherings? At first response you may say stomach. As we delve deeper the most active or stressed organs during these gatherings is our heart and mind. That’s why it’s so important to plan with the diligence what we are going to: say, do and feel during these intimate interactions.

Start Over With Family This Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is the time to put aside family issues.
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Start Over With Family This Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday is a perfect time to offer up some ideas that each can consider for bringing the family back to what you want it to be and start having more fun with each other in the light of love and connection.

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Go from Gobble-Gag to Gobble-Grateful!

If I read one more email about gratitude I just might…be more grateful. LOL. I know, know…Thanksgiving doesn’t always make us feel instantly grateful. For some of us this Epic Holiday is like a gigantic beacon reminding us of what’s not quite right. Could be that someone’s missing, or maybe you feel displaced, out of touch, lonely, or not as connected to your family in the way you have been or would like to be right now.

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Stop dreading the holidays. Just be a smart*ss instead.
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5 Smart*ss Replies To Probing Holiday Questions

Oh, the holidays. So much of scrumptious food, armloads of gifts — and people who've been waiting all year to descend on you with uncomfortable questions about your (and by that I mean your love life). It’s bad enough that your parents ask you intrusive questions year-round, but during the holidays, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents join in on the fun, too; even certain neighbors seem to have free reign. The polite thing would be to prepare a few "beauty pageant" answers — answers that aren't genuine but rather what they want to hear. Like when your grandmother asks, “When are you going to get married?” you'd say, "Well, I want to make sure when I get married that I pick the right person so I can have an idyllic relationship like you and grandpa." (Sigh.)

What's The Secret To Being A Great Parent? (EXPERT)
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What's The Secret To Being A Great Parent? (EXPERT)

There are no secrets to being a ‘good’ parent. There are no truly “new” ideas out there. It’s all about a few basic principles: respect, responsibility, truth, flexibility, resilience, courage. Show it in words and actions so your kids know exactly how it looks and sounds. Those are the building blocks. Do them with greater and greater frequency and watch things change.

Calls Beyond The Storm – Living In A Connected World
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Calls Beyond The Storm – Living In A Connected World

Our world has become connected in ways that a couple of decades ago could only have barely been imagined.  Often this is taken primarily as a matter of technology, a matter of ease of getting information, a matter of the speed of effects being felt in distant places.  Hurricane Sandy and its impact in the Northeast along with all the calls that were made beyond the storm show that our connected world has also created new patterns

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"Daddy just walked in with a greasy bag of fries? Let me at 'em!"
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Will My Husband's Bad Eating Habits Rub Off On Our Kid?

It's not rocket science that incoporating healthy foods intp family meals will result in a child with better eating habits. As far as I see it, pretty soon my husband will either have to shape up his diet, or start eating drive-thru fare in his car.