One of parenting’s big challenges is teaching our kids how to give, how to think of others before thinking of themselves.
And it’s especially hard during the holidays when kids are bombarded with “What do you want for Christmas?” or “What’s Santa going to give you this holiday?”
It’s like fighting a tidal wave of me, me, me.
When my kids were young, we looked for fun ways to give to those in need and one of the ways we discovered was through Operation Christmas Child.
Operation Christmas Child is a wonderful program that asks people worldwide to pack a shoebox of gifts for a child in another country.
For us, it was a family event. I’d take my three kids–two girls and a boy–to the store and let them pick out the toys and goodies to go in each box. It was a very tangible way for each of my kids to think of someone other than themselves at Christmas.
With all the people hurting in today’s world, teaching our kids to give and think of others is one of the best gifts we can give them.
Think outside the box this Christmas by filling a shoebox for a needy child.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Operation Christmas Child. The opinions and text are all mine.
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