There is something special and magical about Christmas that makes children wish every day of the year could be a Christmas. For them, the Christmas holiday is a time to ask and receive a lot of special gifts; toys, new clothes and shoes, even great food. However, there are some important Christmas values every parent should teach their children.
There’s nothing wrong with them enjoying these material gifts; as long as the real essence of the season is properly instilled in their hearts.
As parents, let us strive to make Christmas more meaningful to our children by teaching them proper what the season is really about.
These will be the best gifts we can ever give to them. It will be something they will treasure for the rest of their lives and also pass down to their own families.
Here Are Some Of The Values You Can Teach Your Children This Christmas
Prayer is one of the best ways to honour the Christmas season, before we introduce Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and even Santa Claus, let us share with our kids the real reason for Christmas which is Jesus Christ.
Read to them the heartwarming story of the infant Jesus born in the manger – the real symbol of Christmas. This is a Christmas value that the children will never forget!
Being grateful is an attitude that is developed by being thankful for everything we receive from other people. Inspire your kids to be thankful for all the wonderful gifts they have received throughout the year and even during the Christmas period regardless of the value and you can do this by asking your kids to come up with their own list of Christmas blessings which they are truly grateful for.
The season of Christmas is a time when love is celebrated. Encourage your children to do random acts of kindness for their friends, family and others. Teach them that true happiness is not always about getting what they want for Christmas; but rather about being able to give and make a difference in others lives. Take them along with you to visit the poor, share gifts with motherless babies etc.
Bond as a Family
Christmas is the best time to create special family moments, plan a family activity or getaway which you can commit to doing together at Christmas. What is important is for our children to cherish the warmth of family togetherness during this season. Truly, Christmas values as a family will be incorporated into all your activities during the season.
Make each moment count and be sure to capture these moments and create your very own family scrapbook that you can cherish for years to come.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!