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The turkey hunt – sharing values and joy with children at Christmas

Christmas is nearly here and those who celebrate are dashing around with errands. There are gifts to be bought, cookies to be made, school plays to attend and more all demanding your time and attention. At the same time, it is a season where we can reflect on the values and traditions of Christmas – giving, togetherness, and …

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Temper tantrums and timeouts

Photo by Sweet Ice Cream Photography, Unsplash Temper-tantrums Children have tantrums for many reasons. Some are demands for attention, others are out of frustration, anger, or protest. Tantrums can increase in times of stress or change. Typically between tantrums children’s behavior should return to normal.   Signs of tantrums that may need attention are if …

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