Instilling strong, positive values in our children is one of the most important things we can do as parents. The values and moral lessons we teach our children will serve as a compass that will guide them through their entire lives!
One of the lessons that we should teach our children is the importance of sharing. This lesson will help our children as they work with others in school and careers later in life. It is the cornerstone of having successful relationships and friendships.
Spring has officially started and Easter is right around the corner, and to celebrate the holiday, I am going to share 3 copies of “Planting My Values.” I think you’ll find it a truly wonderful resource for discussing values with your children!
I love spring and all that it represents. From blooming trees and gardens to longer and warmer days it always makes me feel so happy and renewed.
In my award-winning children’s book Planting My Values I talk about planting seeds and watching them grow. It is a wonderful metaphor to use as we look to instill values in our children. From the time they are very young we have the power to plant these seeds in our children’s hearts, nurture, nourish, maintain and watch them blossom!
These are some of the core values I believe children should conquer on their journeys of self-discovery:
Help your child plant a garden this spring. If you have my book use it as a reference as you start to discuss the importance of growing their very own values in their life.
You can make it as simple as using an egg carton for your garden. You will need the following:
Sun & Water
Maintenance and Care
Enjoy this springtime activity and share your stories!
Show-and-Tell was originally designed to allow children an opportunity to speak publicly. This childhood activity can be socially rewarding and academically stimulating while building vocabulary and self-expression. It is fun for the children and builds self-confidence.
The next time your child has an opportunity to participate in show-and-tell what could he/she bring that would show their values? Why do you think it is important to share values with others? Continue reading →