Category Archives: holidays

5 Ways to Keep Kids Happy This Season

While other children eagerly anticipate family celebrations and holiday gifts, those being raised by parents in two homes face the holiday season with some trepidation. Will the parents agree on the holiday schedule? Will the transitions between homes go smoothly, … Continue reading

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Six Tips to Give Children Better Holidays

Holidays can be times of great joy when families build shared positive memories. Holidays can also be times of great stress, blues, and depression. When parents live apart from each other, they need to make a special effort to work … Continue reading

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Shaking the Holiday Blues Away

The winter holidays are fast approaching. Everyone seems happy and excited except you. Intense sadness or loneliness cloud any hope of enjoyment. To make matters worse, you reproach yourself for being unable to share the holiday spirit. If you see … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Message to Rejected Fathers

I set out to write this message for rejected fathers and quickly realized that I wanted to tell them the same things I told rejected mothers on Mother’s Day. So here is the prior blogpost, intact, except that Father replaces … Continue reading

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Why Kids Shouldn’t “Visit” Parents This Summer

Summertime, for school-age children, should be when the living is easy. It is a time for exploration, new experiences, and an extended break from the grind of studies. Family vacations create life-long memories. For children whose parents live apart, these … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Message to Rejected Mothers

Mother’s Day is not a happy occasion for mothers whose children reject them. On this day your children should be honoring you and celebrating your contributions to their lives. Instead, their love for you has been disowned under the influence … Continue reading

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Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

People tend to make the same resolutions year after year: they resolve to end a particular vice on average ten times. Every renewed vow represents last year’s failure. One out of four people give up by the end of the … Continue reading

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Dr. Warshak’s Guide To Managing Holiday Blues

Holiday blues are intense feelings of sadness or loneliness during the holiday period. Such feelings are more unsettling than usual because they contrast with the spirit of benevolence and joy that we associate with the holidays. Holiday blues last for … Continue reading

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