No Present Christmas and a Bogus Girlfriend for 12/16/2017
Dear Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My 14-year-old son has told me to get him nothing for Christmas. He says he doesn’t need or want anything. Meanwhile, his brothers have long lists. Money isn’t an issue, yet I’m struggling with not getting him something. I don’t want him to miss getting presents, but it seems weird to force presents on a kid who doesn’t care for them. What should I do? — Spent

Dear Spent: There are several reasons your son might say he doesn’t want anything this year. I’d consider the reasons carefully so you know how to proceed.

Updated: Sat Dec 16, 2017


No Present Christmas and a Bogus Girlfriend for 12/16/2017