Monica - posted on 12/03/2011 ( 30 moms have responded )
My daughter is 7 years old and no matter how much I try to redirect her attitude about Christmas, she is constantly all consumed with the presents and what she can get. I have talked to her about what Christmas truly means in our family...the spiritual meaning, the importance of family and giving and love. We have done all of the Christmas donation programs and she does enjoy helping others at this time of year, but when it comes right down to it, I dread Christmas morning because no matter what or how much she gets she is never satisfied. She is always disappointed and last year she even started making a wish list for her birthday (which is six months away) the day after Christmas! I am a single mom and our Christmases are by no means extravagant but she always gets plenty of nice things. What do I do to help her realize the true meaning of Christmas? How do I take the focus off of the presents?