Holiday Relationship Building Day 36

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Dec. 26: Go through old family pictures and videos. This can be especially fun when collectively done at family gatherings. Pictures and home videos can be a great way to celebrate your relationships while walking down memory lane.

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Holiday Relationship Building Day 35

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Dec. 25: Lift someone’s soul today. The greatest gift we can give to another is a portion of ourselves. Love motivates action. Loving action changes lives.

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Holiday Relationship Building Day 34

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Dec. 24: Just be together. Life is fleeting. Activities, responsibilities, obligations and other time demands are insatiable. Take the afternoon or evening and set it aside to just be together. Remember, we give our lives to that which we give our time.

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Holiday Relationship Building Day 33

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Dec. 23: Go out and enjoy holiday lights together. There are few things as serene as enjoying a quiet stroll or a peaceful drive together with loved ones, while enjoying seasonal music and the magical transformation all around us that occurs this time of year.

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IS MY TEEN AT RISK FOR VIOLENCE?

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In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School this week, many parents are asking not only how they can keep their children safe from violence, but how they can keep their children from turning violent. “I asked my 15 year-old son what he thought about the shooting,” a friend told me at […]

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Holiday Relationship Building Day 32

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Dec. 22: Share a favorite holiday memory: Call or Skype parents or grandparents and ask them what their favorite holiday memory is. Even better, have it written and give your children a copy to keep.

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Holiday Relationship Building Day 31

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Dec. 21: Read a children’s story as a family. Sharing favorite holiday stories with a loved one can be a great way to invite holiday spirit. If children are involved, consider letting the children read to the parents. Use voices and actions to bring the story to life!

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Holiday Relationship Building Day 30

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Dec. 20: Watch a favorite holiday movie together! Don’t forget popcorn, throw pillows, hot coco, cuddly blankets, and all the works!

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Holiday Relationship Building Day 29

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Dec. 19: Leave a message in the snow for your loved one to discover. This can often be done along your front walk, on a car window or, if you do not have snow, in the form of a card or banner. Nothing says, “I love you” like a cold greeting 🙂

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Holiday Relationship Building Day 28

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Dec. 18: Prepare gifts together. Shop together, create together, wrap together, and give together.

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