Looking for a teachable moment over the holiday with your children?

Then do something for someone in need!

Every year our children choose something to do for others.  This year our son chose to, “Elf” a family who lost a loved one.  He thoughtfully wriote a letter, and each night for 24 nights has been leaving a small gift at their door.

Our daughter choose to take all of her gently used or new toys that she didn’t want and wrap them for homeless children.  We purchased gift basket bags and ribbon at Michael’s craft store to make them easy to give out.

She and three of her best friends worked for over four hours separating, packaging and wraping each gift to make it special.  It was one of the most memorable days we all will treasure!

Afterwards they packed our truck with NINE garbage bags to deliver and disperse the gifts.

The organization invited them to bring the gifts inside and visit their food pantry, clothing and toy room which was a teachable moment!

Doing something for others is one of life’s greatest gifts, as well as appreciating what you have is so important to teach your children.  It is that moment that is a priceless gift!

 

Looking for your children and family to use less electronics?

Then order a charging station and set a time limit!

In today’s world we are all guilty of using hand held devices including myself!

Children and teens are up all hours of the night causing many issues in school!  Tiredness, lack of focus, and some grades are affected as well!

I found that by powering off at a particular time truly works, and is life changing!

We keep a charging station in the kitchen which is a common space, as well as a great place to see all devices.

Set up a time in which all devices are checked in and powered off for the night at a charging station.  As I have mentioned to clients of mine, “You are the parent!”

This tip will do wonders for your family and you will not regret it!

Amazon has a variety of colors, how many docks you need, as well as seperate plugs for each Smart decive.

It is one of my top pick gifts for families! Enjoy!

Take it from a Mom Who Knows!