Posts Tagged "christmas"

Divorced Parents, Give the Gift of ‘No Drama’ to Your Children This Holiday Season

n-SAD-CHRISTMAS-large570-1Wouldn’t it be truly wonderful if there could be a truce on the hostility and anger that exists for many divorced parents during most of the year? After all, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year… or at least that’s what Andy Williams says on his famous Christmas album.

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Celebrating The Holidays With Family Moderation And Gratitude

images-3For many people, the closer it gets to the holidays, the more their stress increases. The holidays are supposed to be joyful and yet, so often in our culture, the focus is on what we are going to get instead of what we can give to others.

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5 Tips for Managing Expectations During the Holidays

images-2With Black Friday come and gone and the Christmas advertisements everywhere you turn, it’s impossible not to feel inundated with the consumerism aspects of the upcoming holidays.

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Firm Boundaries Help Parents During the Holidays

bigstock_afro-american_family_celebrati_6414714-1With the holidays nearly upon us, families often spend more time together than is typical throughout the rest of the year. During all that family time, individual and family needs mix, and it is more important than ever to keep personal boundaries intact. And yet, it’s also the time when people are most vulnerable to boundary violations. 

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Managing Family Stress During the Holidays

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 2.04.01 PMOne of the wonderful things about summer ending is that the holidays come fast, especially in New England. One day you’re wearing shorts and the next you are buying Christmas presents. For many of us with children, the holidays start with Halloween and extend past Christmas.

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