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Put Gratitude Into Action with These Inspired Ideas
Don’t let this month’s focus on food – and football – overshadow the spirit of thanksgiving. Show kids how to express their thanks with these inspired ideas. Because actions really do speak louder than words.
The goal of parenting is to prepare our children to be successful, independent, capable, and moral adults. Part of the responsibility of parenting is teaching our children how to control their responses to the world they live in. Through discipline (“to teach”) children learn to master self-control, a vital life-skill for success.
“I am glad my stepdad never tried to be a father to me. So, we didn’t have to get into any power struggles. He became an adult friend and mentor. He was generous with his time; he listened a lot and gave love freely,” Dave shared.
It all started with a peanut allergy...
I was nine years old, trick-or-treating with my best friend Vicki and her brothers, proudly donning my homemade Pippi Longstocking costume. With each house we visited, my pumpkin bucket got heavier and delightfully unwieldy. Vicki and I plotted which candy we would devour first upon our return to her house.