Yes, kids like presents, holiday decorations, cookies and candy and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. As much as it is an exciting time, it can also be a lot for kids to handle as well. When asked, kids repeatedly say the best parts of the holidays always have to do with time spent with the family - going shopping alone with dad to pick out someone's gift, sharing a simple dinner alone with mom while everyone else is out, looking at holiday lights together, or making paper snowflakes and drinking hot chocolate together on a cold day. These are the things kids remember and cherish. This time spent together is what helps strengthen relationships and build self worth.
This holiday season, relish these moments and be sure to make some time just to be together. This is what kids really want.
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