#ParentingTips

How Many Gifts to Give Young Children During the Holidays?

How Many Gifts to Give Young Children During the Holidays?

Every December at my center parents ask me how to not spoil their children and how to manage the gift giving frenzy of the holidays.  The follow are the answers to the most popular parent questions during the holiday:

How many gifts should we give our kids?

Ways to Raise Happy Children

Ways to Raise Happy Children

Time and again when I ask parents what they wish for their children they respond with “I just want them to be happy”.  But how exactly does one do that?  The truth is that happiness is a way of being but not a constant.  To be happy you must also experience sadness and sometimes as parents we have a hard time tolerating that fact.  In any case let’s take some time and see what the research tell us about how to be happy.