Thursday, January 28, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
It is never too early to teach our children to care for others. One of the greatest teaching tool a parent can use is their example. All over the news we hear about the plight of the people in Haiti. Parents, this is what teachers and educators call a 'teachable moment.' Now is the time to call to your child's attention the importance of helping others, giving charity and praying for others.
The images we see on tv of the devastation in Haiti can be a bit overwhelming and confusing to young children. Talk to them about earthquakes, the affect an earthquake can have on people and how to prepare for an earthquake. Talk to them about ways to help the people of Haiti affected by the recent earthquakes; let them see you care. Allow them to take part in the process of choosing ways they would like to help, be it giving money from their own allowances, raising funds to donate, passing out flyers to help raise awareness or even writing or drawing pictures to send to the people of Haiti to show they care and are thinking about them.
Teaching our children to love a care for those less fortunate will make their future better and brighter!
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