Thanksgiving is next week and as a parent, you should try to teach your children what this really means. This holiday is often overlooked for its significance and with the way society is today, it is important for parents to teach their children these kinds of values.
Thanksgiving is one day out of the year and it is set aside for us to give thanks for all of the things we have. This is really something we should do every day though, because most of us have way more than we need. If you compare your life to those in third world countries, you will be able to see how blessed you are. The problem is that we often compare our lives to people that have more than us. This is the perfect way to feel disappointed.
The truth is that most of us have everything we need. We have food to eat, clothes to wear and a warm home to sleep in. We also have each other. We have families and friends, and really what more could we need?
By emphasizing these kinds of thoughts to our children, maybe they will understand this. At Thanksgiving this year, teach your children about what this really means. Have them make lists of things they are thankful for and do this activity yourself too. Read your list to your family and encourage them to read their lists out loud too. After you are finished with the lists, hang them up somewhere in the home to remind them of all of the things they are blessed with.