posted by Kristin Williamson
June 29, 2012 @ 9:00 am
While we have the strongest influence, our kids are impacted by others, too. By their teachers, friends, neighbors — even your friends, other family members and acquaintances on the playground or school bus.
Think back on your childhood. Chances are, you admired a friend’s family. Do you remember what it was that you appreciated? While we don’t want to get into the habit of comparing ourselves to others – or our family to other families, there are opportunities to learn from the habits of others and your kids might have some good ideas of things you can do together as a family that they’ve learned from their friends.
Finding out what your children appreciate about other families might shed some light on what’s important to them – and it might be different from what you think. This conversation will also get them thinking about the things your family does together and why they appreciate them!
Published each Friday, use the Question of the Week to spark conversation with your children about family, money, giving and help them explore what matters most to them.