With the holiday season coming up, it is easy to be bogged down with the stress of family gatherings, meal prepping, gift giving, and a variety of other things. A lot of times we forget to take a step back and ask ourselves what it’s all for? We forget to be thankful for everything that we have and the true meaning of the holiday season. The holidays are a great teaching moment for your children. Thanksgiving is a time to teach children how to be thankful for all that they have and to give back to the less fortunate.
Here are few ideas on how the whole family can get involved in giving back and making this holiday season one full of memories.
Giving Back to the Community
Plan a day this holiday season for you and your family to go out and gather items to donate to others. You can participate in a food or clothing drive to donate items to a local shelter around your community. This is a great way to teach your children the joy of giving.
Volunteer Around Your Community
There are always shelters and community centers looking for volunteers during the holidays. Find time to take your family to volunteer over the weekend or in the evening. This will show your children how thankful people are for just a small amount of help in any way.
This year have your family go around the dinner table and have each person say what they are thankful for. This will help allow your children to see the importance of being grateful and let them know that everyone has something to be grateful for.
Being grateful throughout the holidays helps you and your family remember what is important. Primary Beginnings wants to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving and holiday season!