Christmas has overtaken families this time of year. Most parents are knee deep in decorations, wish lists and the barrage of school activities. It can feel a bit frenzied.
WE BELIEVE THAT THE MOST MEMORABLE GIFTS ARE NOT THINGS YOU GIVE, BUT WHEN YOU GIVE OF YOURSELF.
Here are three easy gifts to give your kids this Christmas.
You ask your kids a thousand questions about their day. You feel like you are talking at your child all the time. But how often do you engage them in conversation? Actively listen and ask open ended questions.
How did you...
Why do you think...
What did it feel like when...
Thees can give you the opportunity to develop the most important things like values and character.
When the speed of life climbs into high gear, being intentional is a great way to slow things down. It forces you to survey where you are, what's really important and how you want to accomplish it. Pausing for a few seconds can give you the clarity to see and act on those teachable moments where small change grows.
We've shared why grateful kids are happier and healthier in prior posts, and it all starts with debunking the selfishness of our culture by modeling and talking about generous living. When you share with your kids and others they can see the tangible difference a contribution can make.
Ten years from now, your child is not likely remember each gift they got under the tree. We encourage you to give them something that they not only won't forget, but will take with them for the rest of their lives.