Posts Tagged "Holiday"

6 tips for giving the gift of technology

Contrary to what you might think, screens are still the No. 1 holiday item on kids’ lists this holiday season. Trendy novelties, like hoverboards and drones, trail behind demands for iPhones, tablets, gaming systems and computers. And with homework requiring technology and the Web, parents often feel pressure to succumb to their child’s technology requests.

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This holiday is about connecting with family

For many, Thanksgiving has become more of holiday of indulgences as opposed to a time of savoring family moments and traditions. Thanksgiving originated as a celebration of gratitude between the Pilgrims and the American Indians. Two diverse groups joined together as a way of sharing their good fortunes and giving thanks to each other.

 

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Parent Rap: 12 reasons to appreciate Halloween more than ever

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In our tech-crazed world where virtual reality and texting trump, Halloween is as much of a celebration of connection as it is of witches, ghosts, goblins and candy.

Halloween is a welcome throwback to the times when real interactions were all that counted. It’s a standout celebration that is so popular it’s recognized in Europe, North America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. 

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Negotiating the Holiday Visit After the Breakup of a Blended Family

082412-broken-family-lgHolidays can be especially stressful for blended families that have broken up, with the children being the most at-risk for having their needs overlooked. After the break-up of a blended family, the children are the most vulnerable and often the least considered.

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