Kids Under Construction – Special Holiday Edition

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – As the holiday season approaches, it’s easier than ever to make the most of the festivities in a safe and memorable way.

Fun and meaningful ways to let your kids join in the holiday spirit include writing letters and scheduling virtual tours with Santa, creating a holiday music playlist to dance to, and homemade holiday-themed costumes for fun photos or games with loved ones. .

Writer and parenting editor Bethany Braun-Silva offers fun ways to participate in the holiday spirit while staying safe at home this year.

Braun-Silva says older children can be encouraged to collect items for charitable donations. Homemade Advent calendars celebrating virtues instead of toys or candy create a meaningful incentive for older children to reflect on themselves.

For more easy and great ways to make special vacation memories at home, watch the video above.

Kids Under Construction – Helping Children Get Through Times of Uncertainty

With the pandemic bringing a ton of changes in everyone’s lives. A new book, “Land of the Pines,” focuses on positivity and helps kids fight the idea of ​​uncertainty in their lives.
The author was inspired by his own nieces and nephews.

“I wanted to create a storyline that would really engage them with content and tackle some of the complex topics that are out there right now,” says author Summer Nilsson.

Critical areas the novel focuses on include loneliness, lack of confidence, and social media.

“Social media is constant and fuels a chatter that really breeds insecurity,” says Nilsson. “It makes kids really wonder if they can trust their own instincts and believe in the power of their voice.”

It is important to remind children to love and trust themselves, while being kind to others.

“I feel like we have an obligation to provide examples and stories that can engage children at a level that can sow the seed of dialogue about the importance of this,” Nilsson said. “Believe in themselves and believe in their voice. “

To watch the full conversation, watch the video above.

Kids Under Construction – Find your unicorn space

Eve Rodsky, New York Times bestseller and “Find Your Unicorn” author, speaks with parenting expert and journalist Donna Tetreault and Emily Clark from ABC and

The novel teaches you to tap into your creativity while living the life of a busy parent.

Creativity and mental health are intrinsically linked. “There are two types of people in this world – those who know they are exhausted and those who are exhausted but don’t know it,” says Rodsky.

Rodsky uses his novel to show how creativity is the antidote to feelings of exhaustion and how crucial it is to our mental well-being and longevity. Your talents, interests and gifts make you unique and should be exploited to their full potential.

“Time is our most precious currency and we are taught literally from birth to give it to others, whether it is our bosses, our family or our friends,” says Rodsky. “But how glorious would it be if we kept some of this currency for ourselves?” “

Rodsky emphasizes the three Cs: finding your curiosities, connecting with others, and completion, which involves the completion of projects and their implementation in the world. “

To see the full conversation, watch the video above.

Kids Under Construction – The Castle Method

Parental expert and journalist Donna Tetreault talks about her new book, “The Castle Method”.

Spanning a six-year process, the book is the culmination of knowledge and advice from hundreds of parenting and health experts on creating the healthiest family foundation.

Tetreault affirms that compassion, acceptance, security, trust, love, expectations and education are essential pillars for successful child development.

Tetreault hopes he can help families work and thrive both as individuals and as a family unit.

ABC4’s Tetreault and Emily Clark also reflect on the highlights of the lessons learned this year on Kids Under Construction.

To see the full recap, watch the video above.


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