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Is Santa Real?

Is Santa Real?

I’ll be the first to admit it, I believed in Santa Claus for an embarrassingly long time. As a kid I loved being surrounded by holiday spirit and I still feel there is something magical about Santa Claus. With Christmas spirit everywhere during the month of December, the mall, outside the grocery store and holiday ads, it’s only a matter of time until kids start asking the question, “Is Santa real?” Ultimately how and when you talk to your child about the truth of Santa… continue reading

Beating the Back to School Blues

Beating the Back to School Blues

Rough first couple weeks back at school? It’s just like “vacation hangover” for adults. I don’t know any adults that love being back at work after a nice, long and relaxing vacation. So, it’s not surprising that after three months of summer vacation, getting back into the school year routine can be difficult for both kids and adults! Two major challenges stand in the way of a smooth back-to-school transition. The first challenge is developing and getting… continue reading

Is Your Family Moving?

Is Your Family Moving?

Spring is around the corner and so is "moving season". Whether you’re thinking of moving across town, the country or the world, moving your belongings and family is a major life change that greatly affects children. Depending on your child’s age, their understanding of what moving means as well as how they handle the stress and changes associated with moving, will vary. The majority of children thrive in familiarity and routine. This helps them feel safe and secure because they… continue reading