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1. Deliver cookies to the employees at a fire station, police station, or hospital on Christmas Day.

2. Choose a child’s name off of a giving tree and pick out the gift together as a family.

3. Send Christmas cards to military personnel overseas.

Compared to the 38 countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the US comes in at number 30 for work-life balance. A couple of the reasons it is so low is because 11.4 percent of Americans work 50 or more hours per week, while they spend 11.4 hours for leisure and personal care daily. The number one country, Netherlands, on the other hand, has only 0.5 percent of people working those long hours and they dedicate 15.9 hours for leisure and personal care.

Do you ever feel exhausted by parenthood? Does it seem like you just don’t have the power to produce the effect you want to have on your kids? Do you ever feel like throwing in the towel, walking out the door, and not looking back?

Most parents experience one or more of these things at some point (or lots of points) in their parenting journey. But if you’re experiencing all of them for an extended period of time, you might be suffering from parental burnout.

Let's dive into youth mentorship. What does it actually do to help our youth?

It helps them find more self-confidence, self esteem, and are able to create big goals for themselves. Additionally, studies show that behavior, attitudes, and relationships improve when a youth has a mentor. Mentors help children grow and close the social and/or economic opportunity.