When I think of the most meaningful accomplishment of my life, it would have to be the impact I have made on children’s lives. I have had the pleasure of being not only a mother and grandmother but also a teacher and school principal. I think some of the most important lessons that I was able to pass down were those that fostered kindness and caring. In a world that is very success-driven, it all falls apart without compassion, gratitude and acts of love.

We have built this issue around those ideals, with tips on how to raise a child with these attributes. We also have some ideas for simplifying your Thanksgiving planning. We have some ideas for shopping local on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. We share ways you can help us promote our local community. And don’t forget Giving Tuesday on November 29. We have made it easy with some links to worthwhile non-profits that benefit our local communities.

We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! We are so grateful for our readers and our corporate sponsors. You are the reason we produce this magazine, and we would love to hear your feedback on our content. Let us know what you think at info@touchpointis.com.

With Kindness and Gratitude,



Dr. Barbara C. Holley
Editor, Parent Magazines

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