Whether you're the hostess or the guest, chances are you might be responsible for a food or beverage of some sort between now and New Year's. Since half the battle is figuring out what to make we figured we'd spend endless time lost on Pinterest to find the perfect recipes for any affair. And they all involve chocolate. YES. So whether you want it classic, vegan or gluten-free. We've chosen the links you need to make 'em all smile. Happy Holidays! See you on Monday. The Classic: The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe (Ever) The Nut Lover: Best Toffee Ever The Superfood Seeker (Vegan): Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding The All In Type: Chocolate Pie The Unconventional Conventionalist (Gluten-Free): Garbanzo Bean Brownies The Cooking Impaired: Your Favorite Champs
Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength won't make your child immune to hardship—but it also won't cause him to suppress his emotions.
In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks. It gives them the strength to keep going, even when they're plagued with self-doubt. A strong mental muscle is the key to helping kids reach their greatest potential in life.
But raising a mentally strong kid requires parents to avoid the common yet unhealthy parenting practices that rob kids of mental strength. In my book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, I identify 13 things to avoid if you want to raise a mentally strong kid equipped to tackle life's toughest challenges: