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  • Do I lie about Santa Claus and what about the other holiday myths?

    Dear (definitely) not Scrooge, This is a question that I find most parents struggle with in some way. Fewer and fewer families have these answers delivered conveniently wrapped in the bow of religious tradition, yet many families believe in either some form of higher power or in just the power of having traditions. Indeed, much…
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  • Why to Lie to Your Kids About Santa, Fairies & Magic

    The importance of teaching your children how to believe in magic “Magic is important for kids,” says Dr. Faith Cohen, licensed psychologist. It’s not what you expect to hear from a child clinical psychologist with a specialty in trauma. She sees some dark stuff: sexual abuse, rape, and all kinds of addiction. Yet, she says,…
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  • Six Tips for Adding Meaning (& Reducing Stuff) This Winter Holiday

    Six tips for getting more meaning (& less stuff) into your winter holiday whether you celebrate Hannukah, Christmas, Solstice, or something (or nothing) else 1. Have a conversation with your partner and older children about the traditions and values that resonate most and that you want to celebrate and strengthen. Similarly, discuss what you don’t…
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  • How to Create Magic In Your Holidays

    How to create more magic in your holidays, regardless of what you believe You don’t have to believe in magic yourself to create magic. But, if you would like to know WHY it is so important that children believe in magic, I encourage you to read the Green Mama article on it. In the article…
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