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Thriving (Not Just Surviving) During the Holidays, by Erin Adams, LPC

For many of us, the holidays are a time of excitement, joy, and activity. Often there’s an increase in social events with co-workers, friends, and family. Some just can’t wait to decorate, bake and shop.

And then there are some who find the holidays especially taxing. Have you’ve lost someone this year and it just doesn’t feel right to celebrate? Or, has there been a divorce, and you’re learning how to develop new traditions and it is just not the same? Maybe you realize there’s a bit of family dysfunction and you just dread that Thanksgiving turkey with the side of tension.

It is possible to put it into place beforehand.

Here are ten tips to not just survive but thrive this year’s holiday season:

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“Helping Children Cope with the Impact of Divorce” by Bill Immel, LCSW

It is reassuring to know that children are inherently resilient by God’s perfect design and empowerment in coping with crisis and change.  Many factors vary in families going through a divorce such as the children’s developmental stage, the parent’s relationship with the child, the parent’s relationship history and present relational abilities with each other as co-parents, and the relationship

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