December 12, 2013

Love, Hugs, and Hope Mentioned on Today!

The holidays are about giving, but that doesn't mean you have to buy presents. Marriage and family therapist Christy Monson, author of Love, Hugs, and Hope: When Scary Things Happen, suggests creating a Secret Family Pal. Put everyone's name in a hat, then draw names. Over the course of the vacation, each person will do something special—and free—for the family member whose name they drew. These gestures could be anything from a sibling reading a book to her little sister to a child drawing a picture for her grandpa. It will ensure that everyone feels loved and appreciated over the holidays.

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