A friend of mine was giving her kids gifts for the holidays and it made her wonder how much of that would be spent on gifts for her own child.
It turns out, gifts for your own children are a little more than you might think.
We’re talking, in part, about buying gifts for children who have special needs.
And it’s not always as simple as a box of crayons or a little stuffed animal.
The following article is based on research conducted by the Center for Research on Emotional Intelligence, an independent research center in Washington, D.C. The research is part of the Center’s Emotional and Behavioral Sciences (EbA) Initiative, a research initiative to understand how people experience the emotions of others.
The Emotional Sciences Research Center (ESRC) is a private, nonprofit research center that focuses on the social, emotional, and behavioral sciences of the Emotional Science and Technology field.
Its goal is to foster a more inclusive, collaborative, and intellectually engaging scientific and technological research enterprise that contributes to advancing our understanding of human emotions and behavior.
Learn more about the EmuResearch Center at EmotionalScience.org.
This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post.
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