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Beth Montgomery: Quitting perfection can be quite perfect

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Helping children understand how to disagree (access required)

Disagreements among adults is an inevitable part of life, but learning to deal with disagreement starts much earlier. Here are a few ways parents can teach children how to effectively communicate, disagree and work together to find solutions, according to expert psychologists:  Start early: Learning to disagree is a lifelong process that begins with basic ...

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The greatest give you can give is yourself

I was not raised to sit still. I was raised to make good use of my time and improve the lives of others, whenever possible. During the holidays, I usually find myself volunteering for local nonprofits, exchanging cookies with my friend, Kristen, and her loved ones, or watching “The Boy,” (my son,) perform in Open ...

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How to put a new spin on holiday celebrations this year

COVID-19 restrictions mean the holiday season will be different this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to become a Grinch. Although extensive travel, large group gatherings and many traditional activities can’t happen, you can find imaginative ways to be just as joyful with a dash of creativity. In fact, many people are embracing this ...

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