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Having Substance-Free Fun During the Holidays

During the holidays, it can be difficult for some children and teens to get away from the temptations of drugs and alcohol. There are always ways to keep busy and happy without including those unhealthy habits. To keep the holiday spirit alive, some families like to get together and do things such as bake cookies, listen to music, do crafts or play board games. Others may go to a dance class with a friend, make a new tradition, enjoy the light displays or get a bite to eat. There is almost always something going on in the community as well, that would be useful for all ages. Whatever you plan to do over this holiday season, make sure it is healthy and safe, and know there is always fun to be had! When I am spending time with my family, one of my favorite things to do is bake cookies ...
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Handling Holidays After Divorce

The holidays can be a particularly difficult time when a couple has divorced. Old memories, good and bad, fun and painful, can be brought to the forefront this time of year. But even though things change, there are always ways to make it work, and to teach your children about handling change. The biggest factor that impacts how it will work out is our attitude. Choosing to make the best of the new situation is the approach most likely to work best for your children as well as yourself. There are some options to choose from on how to spend the day: Split the day: One parent spends Thanksgiving morning with the children, the other parent spends the afternoon or evening. Alternate years: One parent has the children on even years, the other on odd years. Choose a different day: One parent has the children on the holiday, the other ...
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