Happy Holidays friends! December is a month of various celebrations around the world. At my house, we celebrate Christmas. And in my country, the good ole' US of A, Christmas is out of control. It has become a commercialized frenzy that presents an internal struggle for many of us every year.
Thank goodness for the inspiration I received this week from Dr. Michele Kane. It came in the nick of time! Dr. Michele Kane, a Professor in the Department of Special Education and Program Coordinator of the Master of Arts in Gifted Education at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, is one of the most mindful people I know. Her emphasis on being present with our children sparked a crazy idea in my head. Is it possible to take the holidays back from the retail world?! Maybe so!
To read Dr. Kane's wonderful chapter entitled, "Be Present," download the FREE collaborative ebook, "Helping Gifted Kids Thrive: Insights from the Experts." Here's the link: guidingbright.lpages.co/expertebook Dr. Kane can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the short video below to see how I opted for presence instead of presents this year. Will my children survive?
Have a great week!