Today’s Gift Idea:
Here is today’s gift idea tip inspired by our featured picture book, NURSE CLEMENTINE. Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.
November 14, 2013:
Gift Idea: Consider giving a lot of something – give something in abundance.
Day-to-day we want to give our children enough without giving too much. But, one of the ways we understand about enough is seeing what more than enough is like.
Having more than enough is fun when it happens only once in a while. If it happens all of the time, you learn not to even appreciate it. Instead, you need more and more to be satisfied.
Instead of giving your child one candy bar as a treat for that one special day, give her several candy bars and label them for future days or weeks (for example, for every Friday during the holiday month).
Bundle two or three hot wheels into one package or a couple of shirts in different colors, so he can be wowed by having not just one, but two or three of something he really likes.
Remember, do this only with one gift and only for a very special occasion.
Come back each day for another good gift idea for this holiday season. (Each day’s idea will also be posted on Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.) Read the whole story at THAT SPECIAL GIFT, PART 1.