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6 Tips to Avoid Hurt Feelings on Valentine's Day

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Honor Your Child's Decisions


Let children make their own decisions about giving or not giving valentines. Making these kinds of decisions helps them begin to take responsibility for themselves. If your kids want to give only a few valentines, suggest that they mail them to avoid causing hurt feelings. Negotiations like these, and discussions about how other people might feel as a result of your kids' choices, can help your children learn empathy. It will also get them in the habit of considering the consequences of their actions.

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