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Creating a Stress-Free Holiday with your Teen

Our expectations define our experiences. In the exact same situation, two people can have very different experiences based on what they expected to happen. For example, let’s assume Sally and Fred attend a holiday party. Sally was dreading the party and thought it would be boring and awkward. Fred was very excited to attend the party and thought it would

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Holiday Traditions Your Teens Will Love

As children grow older, it is all too easy to give up on holiday traditions. Everyone’s busy schedule is crammed with extra to-do lists, parents tend to be feeling a little tired from the pressure, and teens can be less-than-enthusiastic participants in family activities. But, we encourage you to not give up on holiday traditions for two main reasons! First,

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Creating Family Harmony During the Holidays

We often have great expectations for the holidays. We imagine gathering by a fire with all of our extended family, laughing and sharing special moments. Unfortunately, as we all know, that doesn’t always happen. Families can often bring stress instead. Here are some quotes from frazzled parents about family relations at the holidays: “I feel like I’m trying to take

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