Teachers deserve to know their dedication is appreciated. Gifts don’t need to be expensive to express your gratitude. The most prized are gifts given from the heart. While many family budgets are tight and time is limited, try to acknowledge the teachers in your child’s life with an unexpected treat. You might be surprised how even the simplest gifts can really rejuvenate a teacher’s enthusiasm, and how involving your child in the gift process can teach important lessons about giving back.
Whether you’re friends with a new mom, you know someone who is about to give birth or you’re simply looking to do research as your friend group expands, there are so many ways you can support a new mom after birth. If you’ve given birth before, you probably understand the need for support in this vulnerable time. However, if you haven’t and you want to support a loved one and help them feel good, you might be on the lookout for something thoughtful you can do.
The holiday season can be a season of stress when it comes to gifts. Rather than monetary gifts, consider giving gifts from the heart with these suggestions from guest columnist Jack Levine.