We adopted my youngest son, Jonathan, this past April so this is his first Christmas. As with many adopted kids, big holidays bring out big emotions. Last week, Jonathan's school had a Christmas shop. The kids brought in money and bought presents for their family. When I explained to Jonathan that he had to use the money to buy presents for other people (and not himself) he got very upset. So I took the opportunity to talk about an adoption issue that a lot of us face as the holidays approach.
I don't have any quick fixes, but I do have a few things that we do on a daily basis that slowly help our kids.