Studies show the times when most people feel loved have nothing to do with receiving gifts. In fact, it's "micro-moments of positivity, like a kind word, cuddling with a child or receiving compassion [that] make people feel most loved." So while you enjoy exchanging gifts with loved ones this holiday season, also remember to express your love in other ways too.
Read this week's column in Jackson Hole News & Guide for ideas on how to express generosity and love in ways that are meaningful, and the brain science that backs this up.
Wishing you and your family a holiday season filled with magic, connection, love and laughter!
We buy gifts for our children out of the best of intentions. We enjoy giving to our children and watching their faces light up when they receive a gift. Yet it turns out that children value connection with their parents more than receiving physical gifts. Read this week's column in Jackson Hole News & Guide, the first of a two part series, exploring gift giving during the holiday season and how sometimes too much of a good thing can be, well, too much.
Rachel Wigglesworth has an M.Ed. in Parent and Family Education and is excited to explore the world of raising children with you!