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Why would you lie to your children about Santa?

Christmas is an awesome event for children with lots of presents, but I've been thinking: Aren't the negative things it brings (telling them the truth eventually) worse than the good things? You can ...
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What do you do when a relative heaps presents on her children at Christmas and Your kid's pile always looks paltry in comparison?

One set of my daughter's cousins have gigantic stockings, and they often get 3-4 major presents associated with St. Nick. We have modest stockings and give one toy from St. Nick and one - two ...
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What do you do when your child's Christmas Wishlist is full of things you cannot get her?

My daughter's wish list currently includes two items: A Little Sister and a French Poodle - neither gift is really an option at the moment. She won't add anything else to the list. I can think of ...
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My son is getting presents from people he's never met; how do we teach him to appreciate the sentiment behind the gifts?

My two-year-old son is getting a lot of presents this Christmas. Quite a few of these presents are from friends of my wife, who've never actually met my son, or from relatives of mine that live out ...
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Extracurricular activities for children

Let me admit that I am not a parent and this question is about my sister. My sister is 8 years old. With the start of summer vacations, she has nothing to do all day. She has no peers to play with, ...
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