Sometimes the best thing we can do to teach our children is to lead by example. Have you ever noticed your kids mimic your behavior? If you go through a season of raising your voice, they will do the same when talking to siblings or friends. Or, if you offer things to others, like making cookies for neighbors, your children will start sharing their snacks as well.
It’s true, when we lead by example, our children will watch. And one good way to do this is by offering a helping hand to others. This week my husband highlights helping others, because it’s something that gives an immediate and lasting impact.
Help can be given in many forms, and doesn’t have to cost a dime. Generosity in the form of helping others who need us can have a lasting impact. We can strengthen our relationships and show how much we care for others. And our children are ever watching, which means they will learn additional layers of kindness.
Truth be told, helping others also helps us. Not only does it teach our children good lessons, it also can offer us our own sense of pride and happiness. When we do things for others it can really help our emotional state and strengthen our ability to be positive, even during difficult times.
So today, from my children’s dad to you, it is encouraged to lend a helping hand. There are so many benefits, and the lasting effects are wonderful. You got this! Go be helpful!