All that family play time between Christmas and New Year's can leave parents with a tough choice...

FOX's Lisa Brady tells you how you can spend that time:

Family fun during the kids' holiday break often turns to games, but as a Wall Street Journal report recently asked, should you let your child win at Monopoly?

(Lozano) "Well it's a give and take..."

Behavior therapist Rusty Lozano says tempting as it is to just keep the peace...

(Lozano) "I understand the logic of not wanting to clobber your child, being able to outwit and outsmart them, but at the same time you don't want to give them a false sense of confidence that they're doing a good job."

He says kids needs to learn how to adapt, own their success, and learn from their losses, especially in the 7-to-13 age range...

(Lozano) "If a child's at a friends house and playing and they're so used to winning at home, it can actually promote some really unwanted behavior."

Lozano urges parents to let those learning moments happen, then step in...

(Lozano) "Don't allow your child to experience the frustration and let them calm themselves down... Just say well they'll figure it out... A lot of times they won't."

Reinforce the good choices when they win and how to play differently when they don't... An important skill set for game of life.

With FOX on Family, I'm Lisa Brady.