Little eyes love watching everything we do and so I try (but I don’t always succeed, far from it) to model positive traits.
During pre-COVID times we would visit a retirement home with a few people from church, but due to the COVID restrictions, we are sending the people some cards with words of encouragement.
Just a small act, but its something that we both love to do (drawing and crafting) and we can do together.
We CAN teach children compassion and kindness starting from a very early age and help them to develop a heart for serving others And not only themselves.
It doesn’t even have to be difficult. There are SO many easy ways parents can help raise kids who have a heart for others and who want to serve others. They say the children of today are self-centered…let us as parents prove them wrong.
Here are some examples of ways that we can serve others during the current COVID Pandemic:
- Calling or Video calling people we know are alone
- Dropping off a meal and a drawing/card at your neighbors, elderly, single parent, or again someone you know living alone.
- Making masks together to give away freely. Follow this link for the proper way of making a face mask.
- Think local. Let’s support struggling local businesses.
- Shop for neighbors and/or friends.
- Donate games of toys that your child doesn’t play with anymore to a family in need (clean properly first 🙂 )
- Chalk up someone’s walkway with nice saying, happy pictures, and colorful drawing
- Order takeout from local restaurants
- Show an example to your children of saying thank you to the medical care workers.
- Offer dog walks.
- Making the effort to stay healthy. Don’t underestimate how much you’re helping by simply following public health guidelines. Even by just staying at home as much as you can and practicing social distancing when you do go out, washing your hands you’re making a vital difference in your community.
While doing all of this, don’t forget, little eyes are watching. Good job!