Dr. Paul Smolen here, you know…Doc Smo, your pedcast host. I can’t believe it but this is my fifth year blogging and now my fifth holiday message. I’ve got to tell you, who would have figured I would have this much to say and having so much fun saying it. I now have a newly published parenting book and one of the most successful pediatric blogs in the country with an average of 40,000 visits each month. Thank you for your support, your comments, and your enthusiasm. It is my privilege to be able to contribute to your parenting knowledge and hopefully improve your children’s well being. Today, we are not going to talk medicine, pediatrics, or expert recommendations but rather, we are going to talk about some of what makes your family unique and special and I am going to try and convince you that your family’s absolute one of a kind nature is worth passing onto your children. The holidays are the perfect time to do that passing on. Children benefit from having a place in their family, their community, and a place in the world. To a large part, they get these things from you, their parents and grandparents. So today, let’s explore that theme a little today, especially in light of the upcoming holidays, shall we?