Ann sips her coffee.

‘I don’t know how to tell my kids that there’s no way we can cope with the list they’ve sent to Santa,’ she says. ‘If we can afford one thing on the list it’ll be  a lot. And I don’t know how to deal with their disappointment.’

It makes sense that there are many parents out there this year who have similar thoughts.

So here’s your invitation  to join our surprise project for Parents, commencing  on the 12th of the 12th:

‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ – a letter to Santa and his reply for Parents each day  for 12 days until Christmas Eve.

Here’s the letters published so far.

Day 1 What to do with Children’s ‘Great Expectations’?

Day 2 ‘Need’ or ‘Want’

Day 3 Dealing with Disappointment

Day 4 Christmas Surprises

Day 5 Three Key Questions Regarding Purchases

Day 6 o Money This Christmas

Day 7 Christmas is for Giving

Day 8 When Sad or Bad Things Happen

Day 9 When Grown Ups Fight

Day 10 An Attitude of Gratitude

Day 11 How to Catch a Monkey

Day 12 Value of Crisis and Less