I wasn’t planning on another podcast about teaching appreciation to kids, but the thought came to me this morning, and I couldn’t let it go.
I was thinking about all of the things we do at Christmas because we want our kids to appreciate their lives – things like volunteering a food shelves, packing meals for Haiti and ringing bells. It has always seemed hollow to me that these are manufactured ways to help out. And I’m not really sure that kids learn a whole lot from them. Certainly the charities need our help, but maybe we’re missing opportunities closer to home. Opportunities that aren’t as much fun and aren’t as flashy. I know I certainly was.
Enjoy – and Merry Christmas!
Did you miss the previous weeks of this series?
Week One: All I Want For Christmas is a Brand New Kid: Teaching Kids Appreciation
Week Two: All I Want For Christmas is a Brand New Kid: Who Does All of This Stuff Anyway?
Week Three: All I Want For Christmas is a Brand New Kid: Splitting Up the Work.
Week Four: What “Makes Christmas” For You?