When I was growing up, my siblings and I worked hard in November and December to earn money for Christmas presents. You see, along with the joy of receiving, my parents really wanted us to fully experience the joy of GIVING at Christmastime. So from the time we were very young, we worked, earned money and purchased all our own Christmas gifts. And some of my favorite holiday memories are centered on the gifts I was able to give to family members and the thoughtful gifts I received from siblings.
Posts in the "Teaching Values" category:
This 7-minute TV interview with Power of Families Director Saren Loosli offers easy but meaningful ways to help your children embrace the values of hard work, love, and kindness.
Check out these simple and meaningful ideas to help your family really feel the joy of gratitude this month.
In this week’s episode, NYT #1 Bestselling Authors Richard and Linda Eyre offer simple ways that we can proactively teach our children about honesty, kindness, respect and other values/character traits that will bring them happiness and success.
Are your children shocked by the consequences of their actions? Try this simple system to help them connect their choices with the consequences they experience.
In response to questions from readers, Saren offers concrete ideas for how we can work more effectively with children who are strong-willed, opinionated, and/or stubborn and who we clash with all too often.
We love the fun parades, barbecues, and fireworks, but here are some ideas to teach the real meaning of the holiday!
Saren shares what her family gained through the wild and wonderful adventure of spending a month visiting 12 National Parks. The principles offered apply to all families whether they’d like to do a big trip or simply spend a little more time outside together as a family.
Easter can be simple, cheap, and oh-so-meaningful. Here are Saren’s favorite ideas for easy, Christ-focused Easter traditions.
Saren and her sister Shawni (who runs the popular blog, 71 Toes), discuss simple ways to help our children appreciate all that they have and experience the joy of gratitude more fully.
Shawni’s tried just about everything when it comes to teaching her kids about work and money. And she’s finally come up with a system that really works.
As I dropped you off at the airport the other morning to return to college, I had a slight moment of panic. What if I haven’t taught you everything you need to know?