The holidays are here and is made obvious whenever you walk into a store. Social media is bombarded with sale ads and the top gifts to purchase for family and friends. There’s an overwhelming feeling that you’re not buying your kids enough and instills anxiety when we should be feeling joy and peace. I constantly have to remind myself that while it feels good to be able to give physical gifts to loved ones it’s not all the season is about. This year I’m partnering with a socially conscious brand inspired by motherhood to teach my kids the true meaning of the holidays.
As moms we always want the best for our kids. We’re always on the lookout for the safest, organic products to use for them. Be Good recognizes this and has created a great line of clean, safe personal care products for kids. Not only do I love the products and that they’re free of chemicals and harmful ingredients, but I love the messages on each bottle. As if the brand name wasn’t a good enough reminder, they’ve added even more messages to their products including be polite body wash, be caring body lotion, and be honest 3-in-1 cleanser, conditioner and detangler for hair. Each product also shares a sweet story relating to each message on the back of the bottle. There are so many opportunities to turn everyday moments into teachable moments.
It’s easy to get caught up in the thrills and excitement of the holidays, but don’t forget to take a step back and remind yourself and your little ones the true meaning of the holidays.
Ways to Teach Kids the True Meaning of the Holidays
Talk about those less fortunate.
My oldest is four and while it may be hard for her to wrap her mind around some kids not having families I’ve started to explain that not all kids have as much as she does. Talking about those less fortunate teaches kids to be grateful for what they have. As much as I’d love to shelter her from certain truths it doesn’t do any good. There’s less greed and more giving when you have an open conversation.
Establish Family Traditions
The holidays are also about family. Appreciating those around you and finding joy in their presence. I shared our family traditions recently and hope that they leave lifetime impressions on our little ones.
Giveback & Donate
Volunteering time during the holidays is a great way to giveback to those less fortunate. If your kids are younger, have them pick out some toys and clothing that no longer fits to donate. Involving them and talking about why during the process.
The holidays are my favorite time of year and a great reminder to do better, act kinder and be more gracious. To learn more about Be Good products visit their website here.
How do you teach your kids the true meaning of the holidays?