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Teaching Kids About Kindness and Giving in the Holiday Season

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Teaching Kids About Kindness and Giving in the Holiday Season

from http://www.thechirpingmoms.com

  Teach Your Kids About St. Nicholas

Santa Claus is also known as St. Nick.  St. Nicholas was actually a real Saint who was known for being kind, helping those in need, & for his love for children.  You can find more about St. Nicholas & additional resources here.  St. Nicholas often left things for those in need, without wanting any rewards or publicity.  He often left bread for families in need, on their door steps, while they were asleep.  This is how the tradition started of children leaving out their shoes on the night of December  5th, in hopes that St. Nicholas would stop by & fill their shoes with treats.  post  

  Read Holiday Stories that Encourage A Giving Spirit

Here are some great books & videos that teach about St. Nick & encourage giving in the holiday season to have in your own family library during the holiday season: 

 Take Time Amidst Holiday Chaos to Say Grace and Discuss Blessings & Kindness during Meal Times

The holiday season is busy with parties, events, shopping, & so much more.  But try to take time each day to take a break from the chaos and say thanks & share gratitude for your daily lives.  This often happens at dinner time for our house.  We sit down, say our blessing, & as we talk about our days, we try to highlight with our kids some of the things that they are grateful for.

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Author: oflcmops

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, a faith-based community that strives to meet the needs of moms with children from birth through kindergarten. MOPS groups meet regularly to celebrate the joys of motherhood and to encourage each other through the challenges. MOPS also provides opportunities for social outings throughout the year. We meet the first and third Fridays of every month September through May.

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