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Managing Holiday Expectations
Family / Global / Holidays / Kids / Life / Lifestyle

 Kathy Buckworth sits alongside parenting expert and author Alyson Schafer on The Morning Show to discuss how to handle holiday expectations for children. They discuss socioeconomic status, wants vs. needs, buying second-hand and children spending their own money on holiday presents.


Because I Said So Family / The Good Life

Happy Holidays is a phrase you often hear at this time of the year, but as busy parents will attest, it can be a hard concept to truly embrace as we race from school “Holiday Concerts”, filling out forms and cheques for the annual “Holiday Fundraiser” for the hockey team, and choosing just the right outfit to wear to a spouse’s “A Night in the...

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Happy Holiday Treat Tips Family / Playhouse Disney

Visions of sugarplums may well be dancing in children’s heads this holiday season, but it’s when that sugar makes its way to their stomachs that parents can have a hard time ensuring their kids are eating a healthy diet during the holiday season. The good news? The sugar found in many treats isn’t making them as crazy as you might think. “Sugar does not make...

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All I Want For Christmas Is to Stay on Budget Family / Huffington Post

‘Tis the season to be stressed out, falalalala lalalala yikes. While Christmas brings a lot of happiness to families, it can also be a frantic time, and the biggest causes of stress (according to a recent Leger survey conducted for PCFinancial) are associated with gifts; the buying and the giving. Fourty-one per cent of Canadians surveyed listed budget one of their top sources of holiday...

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Seven Ways to Survive Baby’s First Christmas Family / Huffington Post

Like most holiday seasons, many families are planning on multi-generational get-togethers, particularly if there is a “baby’s first Christmas” to celebrate. But having a new baby around at Christmas can be as stressful as it is wonderful. Try to keep things nice, and not naughty by following this tips: • Prepare to have the baby’s schedule changed up just a bit, but try to keep...

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Canadian Living: Online / Family

It’s painful, messy, labour intensive and stressful. No, its not childbirth, but getting through the holiday season when you have children. You may have heard that Christmas is really all about children. It is. It’s all about them. They’ll tell you so themselves. It is very easy to get swept up in the consumerism and overzealousness of the holiday period, in the eternal quest to...

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