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Sarah Coyne: Books help build parenting skills
If Christmas break is about to break you, here are some of my favorite books on how to relate to your kids. A little bit of expert advice might be just the thing we all need.
Wrapping paper can be used for kids to make homemade thank-you notes
Because time is in abundance, this is the perfect chance to get kids started on thank-you cards. Showing gratitude is an important habit that will benefit kids for the rest of their lives.
- Parents' planner (Dec. 19-25)
Aisha Sultan: Giving birth should never be an unexcused absence
Brandi Kostal still had internal stitches a week and a half after giving birth via a complicated caesarean section in March, but she stopped taking her pain medication and dragged herself to her graduate-level classes to become a chiropractor.
Sarah Coyne: Apology isn't the only part of fixing a problem
They were at an impasse, and those frequently require parental mediation. Sadly for me, I couldn't tell exactly where it had all gone wrong.
History plays a part in how families celebrate with Santa Claus
Santa Claus has gotten more than his fair share of coverage this year. But while talking heads on political channels trip over themselves about Santa's ethnicity, parents deal with Santa directly throughout the holidays -- especially when talking to children about the jolly old elf.
Sarah Coyne: Keep shame away from potty-training process
My toddler is quickly approaching the milestone that strikes fear into the hearts and carpets of parents everywhere: potty training.
Kids can craft great holiday gifts for family and friends
Kids love the magic of Christmas. They get carried away with the fun of receiving and giving gifts. Unfortunately, gifts cost money, and kids may not be able to afford to buy gifts for everyone on their lists.
- Parents' planner (Dec. 5-11)
Season's readings: Great holiday stories can be found in books
Holiday-themed movies and TV shows get the most attention during this time of year. But there are just as many, if not more, beloved books that contain cherished Christmas stories -- some of which get shared across generations.
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