Teaching your Children to Give – What to do with those Old Toys
Right after the Holidays or after your Children’s Birthday can be an excellent
time to start teaching your children the benefits of helping the less
fortunate people. Sometime children become very selfish. They have
a roof over their head, plenty of food, and over abundance of toys. At a young
age most children have no idea that there are many children out their that have
much less than them. After the holidays and/or Birthday is the perfect time
to begin teaching your children about this fact and explain to them how they
After the Holidays or a Birthday
Why not have your children help you gather up their old toys and take them to
a shelter where their old toys get plenty of use and make children smile again.
This will teach your children that they can make a difference. Not only that it
will keep them from taking their good life for granted. It will teach them that
giving to others not only makes the other children happy, but it also makes them
feel good as well.
Tips for Teaching your Children to Give
Have your children give the same amount of their older toys that they
get new. This gives your children an actual figure to work with. Plus,
it keeps them from having their toy boxes over-full .
|Be a Role Model.
This process can be very difficult on your kids at first. Even if they no
longer play with certain toys, they can still be very apprehensive about
giving them away. This entire process can be made easier if they see you
are doing it with your belongings as well.
Keep a Family Blessings Journal. One things that this entire
process teaches your children is to be more thankful for what they have….
to appreciate it all. Keeping a Family
Blessing Journal can aid your children in remembering what all they have
to be Thankful for. Plus, it is a great way to look back at your wonderful life
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