Sunday, December 13, 2009

Parenting Tip # 18 The true meaning of Christmas

I was teaching the Kindergarten class a new song called "Must Be Santa". After singing it, one of the little girls said, "Santa's not the true meaning of Christmas. Baby Jesus is." Wow, I thought. Her mother would love to know that her daughter had really grasped the true meaning of Christmas.

Christmas time is such a busy, hectic time, that it seems hard to focus on anything at all except running here and there, buying this and that, and decorating more and more.

One year I wanted to teach my children that all our activities did tie into the "true meaning" of Christmas so I got a big poster board and divided it into 3 categories: Christ's Birthday, Love of Family, and Service to Others. We talked about how these 3 things are what Christmas is all about. Then throughout the Christmas season, we jotted down the activities we did and put them under the proper category. It was a relief to me to see that most of our activities did fall under one of these categories. It made the busyness seem worth it.


  1. Good one on Music for Tots - it helps a lot!

    We clearly share similar parenting experiences and views.
    I've been reading one that I'm hooked on -
    I have a feeling you'd get a lot out of it.

    Incredible job on your blog; keep it up.


  2. What a great idea! Thank you so much again for being such a wonderful influence on our students! I look forward to reading more of your posts, and seeing you again in April. I hope you have a very merry Christmas!
    Very Sincerely,




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