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6 Tips to Avoid Hurt Feelings on Valentine's Day

by Dr. Susan Linn

Whether your kids are on cloud nine or down in the dumps, Valentine's Day can offer you and your family a great chance to talk about fairness, feelings, and the pleasure of giving and receiving. These six tips are geared toward kids ages 6 to 12, and will help you get the conversation started.

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Talk About Your Views


Feel free to tell your kids how you feel about Valentines Day. If it's a time you enjoy, share your excitement with them. If you prefer not to celebrate, talk about that, too.

Next: Honor Your Child's Decisions

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Don't forget to hydrate! Forego sugary juices and sodas and pack a bottle of water in your child's lunch. If your child likes a little more flavor, spice it up with lemon, lime, cucumbers, or fresh fruit.


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