Kvelling gets a bit trickier as your kids get older. Especially if your kid happens not to be on the do-not-pass-go direct path from high school to early admission to the elite college of their choice, and then on to a top grad school or impressive first job.
This year, don't beat yourself up if you don't get around to sending that holiday card. Instead, hug your children tight. Focus less on the unearned trophies, missed soccer goals and family squabbles. Here's to a boastful-free holiday.