It’s that very special time of year! It’s my FAVOURITE time of year and I just know that many feel the same way. The countdown to Christmas is on, which means the countdown to getting all the Christmas shopping done is also on! AHHH! I’ve partnered with the BCLC to help remind parents that some gifts are a joy to give but that they just aren’t meant for kids, like Scratch & Win tickets!
Confession: Growing up, we often had Scratch & Win tickets in our stockings. Apparently, our parents also held us as infants in backseats of cars instead of putting us in carseats. Some of our parents also smoked throughout their pregnancies. I am by NO MEANS pointing fingers or placing blame, all I’m saying is… We know more now. We have research to help us make more responsible choices as adults and parents. We have carseats for safety, we know the risks of smoking when pregnant and we also know that it’s illegal for children under the age of 19 to gamble, for a reason.
Knowing the facts about gambling and starting the conversation earlier means kids will be better prepared to make responsible choices.
It’s never too early to start the conversation with kids about gambling. The BCLC has created GameSense for Parents as a resource we can all use to better educate ourselves and our children on gambling.
Until our littles can make informed decisions for themselves and are able to properly weigh the risks of gambling, skip the Scratch & Wins and fill their little stockings full of age-appropriate goodies likes these:
All of those ideas are available at Indigo in stores or online AND… whoa, what do you know…
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In partnership with the BCLC, I am excited to be giving away a $100 gift card to Indigo! To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below! Good luck and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!
This message is being shared in partnership with the BCLC. The views and opinions expressed in this post are my own.
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