Fighting Materialism at Christmas
Christmas season can be very stressful and overwhelming to parents. There are so many parties and activities. Probably the most stressful is the feeling that we must give our children a perfectly magical Christmas experience. And of course have found the perfect gifts. We are still at the beginning of the month so it is a great time to sit down, take a breath, and set some priorities.
We need to look at big picture. When our children are grown what do we want them to remember about Christmas? Was it a time spent focusing on the true meaning and through the Joy of that, serving others? Or was it a time for materialistic overindulgence? This is not to say that we don’t give our children gifts but more what is our focus for the season. Take the time early this season to think through what traditions will help our children focus on what the true meaning of Christmas is and the joy of giving to others because of it.
Listen to today’s podcast for more insight on teaching the gift of giving.