As the holiday season is upon us I think it is important to teach my girls about the importance of sharing with others, not just sharing while playing but sharing in other ways as well. There are a number of different ways to share with those in need in our community, through the food bank, Christmas shoe boxes, and through the Family Place. These are some that our children are familiar with. They see me making donations and ask questions about why we are doing it.
They are learning through our example how thinking of and helping others – without expecting anything in return. They are learning that they are very luck in that they have food on the table, a warm, safe house to live in and are healthy. That not everyone is that luck and we should help when we can.
This holiday season we also made a holiday greeting card for Children in the Children’s Miracle Network. We did this through Kinder Surprise and hope that you will create a holiday greeting card with your little one for the children in a Children’s Miracle Network member hospital through the Kinder® Facebook page. For each greeting card that is created, KINDER® will donate $1 to the Children’s Miracle Network. It took less than a minute to create our holiday card and send $1 on it’s way to them.
How do you teach your children about the importance o thinking of others?
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