Encouragement · Motherhood

How to Teach your kids To Show Value to People

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Have you ever heard the phrase, “Kids say the darndest things.”? Many people are familiar with the show named after this that came out in the mid 90’s. Did you ever see it? If you have, then you know it’s absolutely hilarious. It was a show filled with a compilation of videos featuring little kids caught in the moment answering questions and responding with the most darndest, cutest things.

As parents we understand this to a T. Our kids say the darnedest things don’t they? As our children get older they begin to understand the weight of what they say and do and how it can affect people. Sometimes it’s the cutest, most sweetest thing to witness.

Just recently we met some friends at a coffee shop and my son Makai had the most “darndest”, cutest moment.

“I am going to show you value by giving you a hug.” Makai said to one of my friends. She quickly obliged and looked at tad bit confused. I then explained to her, “This is partly Makai’s articulate personality but as of lately we’ve been discussing ways to show people value and this is his attempt. Makai likes to not only show people value but tell people as he is doing it.”

We both laughed, but as I walked away that day I was one proud mama.

Showing people value is something that my husband and I just heard from a conference. We listened to a talk by John C. Maxwell where he encouraged leaders to add value to people by doing little things everyday that make people feel important and loved because the world needs it.

It was very simple and practical and it got us thinking, what if we taught our kids this idea? What would begin to happen if our kids showed value to those around them?

As we sat down with the kids later that night and shared this idea of showing people value, their eyes got big and wide.

Read more here. Today I am guest posting at my dear friend, Keri’s blog. Keri is amazing! She has a special place in her heart for mamas! Make sure to follow her. I love how she encourages women to be intentional and to choose joy on a daily basis!

 

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