One Trendy Gift Every year there is a “Tickle Me Elmo” or a “Beanie Baby” or a “Furbie.” Allow each child one trendy gift, and call it quits after that. They will have the satisfaction of getting the hot gift that everyone wants and you will get to see their faces light up. Hey – you’re only young once!
Kid’s Choice Let your kid make the choice what his or her present is. Explain that Santa needs to know if they would prefer that video game they asked for or the action figure they wanted. This way, you can gauge what they really want and they have the opportunity to learn how to make decisions and set priorities. Also, if a trendy item is part of the equation, then they can also re-evaluate the importance of that item all on their own. Life is full of lessons.
Video Sets There are some great children’s videos out there that are both entertaining and educational. If you get a set of these, and wrap them individually, it will look like a bunch of presents…This is a great inexpensive gift that they can use for a long, long time, and then pass down to younger siblings or cousins.
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:57:59 GMT
Four colleges, including Dartmouth, are now facing federal complaints over their handling of rape allegations. Other colleges facing complaints include Swarthmore College, University of Southern California,More >>
Four colleges, including Dartmouth, face federal complaints over their handling of rape allegations.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:02 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:02:01 GMT
A Townshend man will be in court for breaking into a house and making himself at home. Police say last Friday and again on Wednesday, they caught 34-year-old Jesse Johnson living in another man's homeMore >>
A Townshend man will be in court for breaking into a house and making himself at home.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:07 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:07:20 GMT
Montreal officials say the water in most of the city is unsafe to drink Thursday morning. A boil order has been issued through mid-day Thursday. They report ongoing work at the country's second largestMore >>
Montreal officials say the water in most of the city is unsafe to drink due to bacteria concerns.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:35 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:35:41 GMT
A system of strong thunderstorms swept through our region and the threat isn't over. In Burlington, crews are trying to fix a washout at the intersection of Manhattan Drive and North Champlain Street causedMore >>
A system of strong thunderstorms swept through our region and the threat isn't over. In Burlington, officials say the heavy dumping overwhelmed drainage systems.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:09 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:09:44 GMT
Another major Vermont brand is suing over trademark infringement. Magic Hat Brewing says the logo for Kentucky-based West Sixth Brewing is a rip-off of their Number 9 beer label. Magic Hat argues theMore >>
Another major Vermont brand is suing over trademark infringement.More >>