This holiday season why not gather up a few craft supplies and let your kids help make some gifts for friends and family? Below are three fun ideas that we found on Pinterest. For photos and more detailed instructions check out our Pinterest Board "Handmade Gifts By/For Kids." We hope one or two will be a hit with your family!

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Parents want to make the holidays a special time, but it’s hard to get into the spirit when we’re stressed out by hassles, social pressures, painful memories, or financial worries. How can we turn things around? Here are some tips to help you find peace and joy during the holiday season.

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Once December rolls around, we’re all likely to give a little too much thought to presents we hope to receive, and our kids seem to want everything in sight! As parents and caregivers, we want them to also know the joy of giving to others. Below we list five ways that you can help your children enjoy the giving spirit of the holidays this year by practicing generosity toward others.

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The season of celebrations has begun, but that’s not all! We’ve also entered the season when stress and anxiety overwhelms many – when the to-do list feels overpowering and commercialization obscures what we’re really celebrating in the first place. Here are 9 ideas to keep your holidays enjoyable.

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As the end of November approaches, we find ourselves in the holiday season. The next few months will provide plenty of opportunities to engage our kids in family and community celebrations. As parents and caregivers, we can use the many social engagements that surround the holidays as ways to teach our kids some important lessons.

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Parents have always depended on helpers. But nowadays, many families are cut off from the social networks that our ancestors took for granted. What have we lost, and why has it become so difficult for parents to find good social support? Cross-cultural observations — and recent experimental studies — may offer some answers.

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