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By American Counseling Association
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How to say 'no' to a child's holiday demands


Last updated 12/7/2018 at 1:41am

The holidays can make many people feel like “children” again. It’s mostly a happy time, but it is also a season with heavy doses of marketing pressure. Usually adults are able to control the impulses brought on by all those “buy stuff now” ads, but children face the same tidal wave of advertising without the experience to help temper the desires the ads create.

There are real reasons why the latest, heavily advertised toys can seem so appealing to children. It’s a normal part of development for children to fantasize and jump from reality to a make-believe world with ease. Watch...

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