If you want to give someone something that will make them feel closer to you, give an experience such as family holiday, researchers say. Despite the cost and stress involved, a family holiday is well worth having. Photo: Shutterstock

Why giving experiences, such as a family holiday, is worth more than material presents such as toys

  • An experiential gift elicits a strong emotional response when consumed, study shows. When friends or family share the experience, it strengthens bonds
  • Despite the cost and stress involved in going on a family holiday, the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages
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If you want to give someone something that will make them feel closer to you, give an experience such as family holiday, researchers say. Despite the cost and stress involved, a family holiday is well worth having. Photo: Shutterstock
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Is your child feeling stressed? A mental health expert shares four strategies to help them cope. Photo: Alamy

Children and stress: its causes, warning signs, and what parents can do to reduce their kids’ anxiety – advice from a psychiatrist

  • Exams, bullying, a new school – there are many reasons children could be feeling stressed; in Hong Kong, violent street protests are an additional factor now
  • A psychiatrist shares four ways to reduce your children’s stress, from listening to lifestyle habits
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Is your child feeling stressed? A mental health expert shares four strategies to help them cope. Photo: Alamy
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