Parenting is a difficult thing! As my children get older I hope that I continue to do my job to teach my children skills such as kindness, manners, thoughtfulness and compassion towards others, but in this world it can be a very complicated task. I never turn on the news with my children around because of the negative events that happen in this world, and have to bite my tongue when I get frustrated out in public. As I’m trying to teach my children right I don’t want them to see me doing wrong…after all they look up to me.
I implement good manners in both of my children by setting a good example. I tell them please and thank you or say that was a very nice thing of you to do. When your children help out around the home say things such as:
-That was helpful
-Thank you for helping
-That looks wonderful
We seem to focus on negativity way too much and there is already way too much of that going on in this world. Remember to accolade their good behavior with the thank you’s and positive feedback which will eventually instill kindness in our children.
Which is why this holiday season I am thrilled to partner with Operation Christmas Child, a non profit organization that has inspired millions to pack Christmas shoe-box gifts for children in developing countries around the world.
Packing a shoe box for a child in need has helped my children better understand poverty and why many children don’t have the things we have. I hope that this has taught them to be compassionate now and in the future by helping those in need.
Poverty is all around us, in fact there are over 2 billion children living in the world and over half are living in poverty. We can make this world a much better place by showing generous acts of kindness. Packing a shoe box gift has been an unforgettable experience for our entire family and when we go to our local drop off location to bring our gift, I can’t wait to see what the children have to say.
You can also participate by packing a shoe box for a child in need by visiting Operation Christmas Child, filling a shoe box for a boy or girl and choosing an age to pack a box for or send a virtual box with build-a-box. If we all come together with our families we can help OCC reach their goal of over 100 million shoe box gifts being sent to children.
Find information, labels and more about how your family can send a shoe box gift by visiting the OCC website. National Collection Week is November 12-19 so you still have time!
This holiday season build a box with your family to teach kindness, compassion, and generosity.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Operation Christmas Child. The opinions and text are all mine.