September 14, 2014

Spreading the Holiday Cheer

While you’re out shopping for loved ones and bringing cheer to your families this December, remember those less fortunate. As parents, it is our responsibility to teach our children the correct spirit for the holidays…the giving spirit!

“This time of year, we are inclined to think of others who are close to us as we decide which gifts to give, and plan to connect with family members near and far,” says Renee Thompson, director of curriculum at Kiddie Academy. “Children are excited about helping to decorate, bake and wrap presents for the holidays. Why not capitalize on this natural feeling of good will to teach your children the importance of helping others in need?”

Giving is a great way to spread holiday cheer and a stark reminder of what this time of year is all about. Whether you’re a Grinch or a Saint, Family Education has a few ideas for keeping the holiday spirit alive. Consider implementing as a family these strategies to help your kids feel generous all year round:

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