How to teach your children how to handle holiday disappointment

December 17, 2014 12:00 PM

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While gift giving and receiving is part of many holiday traditions, mental health experts say it can also serve as an opportunity to help your child learn a great life lesson.

“Engage in a conversation with your children about what the season means to you and to your family,” said Dr. Allison Baker of the Child Mind Institute in New York City. “And stressing that it’s more than just gives, in terms of receiving gifts, but the joy of giving gifts and also the opportunity t...

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