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It’s no secret that the advent of smartphones and other technology puts strains on family life. Technology also causes a brain drain. According to recent data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, children now spend more than seven and a half hours a day in front of a screen.
The ride to school and after-school activities can quickly become a tiresome chore. It’s a mad morning rush. However, the morning commute with your child doesn’t have to be stressful or solitary. Sometimes, the best conversations happen while sitting in traffic.
Every single day offers fertile ground for creating positive recollections. Dig in to find “little things” that will inspire loving remembrances of growing up…and of you. Little Things… is the perfect new baby, Mother or Father’s Day, or any day gift for parents and grandparents.
How are you and your family making this holiday season extra memorable? The holidays are an exciting time, but schedules can be so hectic that parent-child time can easy be pushed to the side. To help time-strapped families make the most of this magical time of year, I’ve compiled a go-to list of family bonding and warm holiday rituals adapted from my book, Little Things Long Remembered: Making Your Children Feel Special Every Day. | Susan Newman PhD