Show Our Love
May 18, 2009 7:27am CST
Rather than buy the latest toy for our child, we may show our love by working on a project together, or volunteering to clean up a beach, or go bird watching or hiking up a mountain. These activities make for a deeper and closer connection with our child.
• United States
18 May 09
Although children need toys, I agree with you completely. Activities that bring yu closer to your children and help the community are the way to teach your children about the world we live in and how to care for it and their fellow man. It will also make life easier for them as they go through the stages of growing up. You may loose them for awhile when they are almost grown to rebellion, but you have given them good values and what family really means so they will be OK. I am speaking from experience. My children had toys and other possessions, but they had more experences like you are talking about from camping, hiking, fishing, hunting and even road and lake cleanup, and nursing home projects. They have become caring responsible adults that think about their impact on the world and the people around them