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Home » Striving for Balance: Personal & Family

Give More Presence Instead of More Presents

Submitted by on Friday, December 12 2008No Comment

From API’s Communications Team

Gift

The Public News Service published an article featuring the advice of Attachment Parenting International Co-founder Barbara Nicholson on gift-giving this holiday season.

Said Nicholson: “Who knew that our economy would be giving us the opportunity to really give parents some insight?”

With families around the world tightening their budgets, she suggested parents consider giving their children more presence rather than more presents. Some of her ideas including playing board games, crafting homemade gifts for others, playing a neighborhood sports game, and visiting the library.

“There are wonderful insights and strategies to teach our children about the fun ways to play, without having material things,” Nicholson said.

To read the entire article, go to www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/7230-1.

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