Sharing the Holidays for Divorced Families

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Lissa Poirot on Nov 5, 2010 at 12:08PM

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Create New Holiday Traditions

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a Lissa Poirot on Nov 5, 2010 at 12:15PM

The time you have with your children will become even more special if you spend it making some new holiday memories. No need to go overboard -- something as simple as decorating a Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving to doing some menorah art every year on the first day of Hanukah to baking their favorite red-and-green M&M cookies will work. Studies show that rituals and traditions not only create memories but strengthen families and make kids emotionally content. If you have a stepfamily, find new traditions that your blended family can develop together -- they’ll help unite you even more.

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