Parents who are looking for a different kind of gift to give their children this holiday season should consider giving the gift of their own quality time.
Brittany Thomas is a licensed social worker and therapist for the Bridges Day Treatment program at Family and Children's Center in Winona.
Thomas says gifts are not all that matters to children and spending time with them over the holidays brings the family closer.
Thomas says spending time together over the holiday break gives families a chance to create new traditions, even simple things like baking or shopping together.
Thomas works with preschool age children, ages 3 to 6, at the Family and Children's Center.
The Center provides a wide range of highly effective, life-changing prevention and interventiion programs designed to strengthen families and promote individual well-being, in good times and in bad.