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Dec. 23, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Kids Giving Getting

Children's experts say in today's pop culture, it can be hard to teach kids the "Giving" part over the "Getting" part during Christmas.

Dr. Heidi Sallee is a Missouri pediatrician and says resisting commercial suggestions could turn the focus away from the most expensive or extravagant gifts.

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Sallee suggests explaining charitable donations can create a giving gift. And she says giving books to a young leaner can often translate into getting adult help to read, promoting time with family.