Thanksgiving is a recent memory and we're all gearing up for the mad rush of the holiday season. This time of year is more than just about holiday shopping, however. It also is a time of traditions. A special meal with multiple generations around the table… A pick-up game of football in the park with friends and neighbors…Celebrating the season with extended family… It's the perfect season to start a new family tradition: Talk with your children about how their health and safety is important to you, and how they can help make healthy and safe choices for themselves. Keep the lines of communication open with your kids this and every season!