What would you include in your parental job description? Very often we think in terms of how well we provide for our children when we consider what being a parent entails. As parents we want our kids to have the best of everything. While we know it is our job to provide for our children, we often fail to consider that it is equally important to raise grateful children. With Thanksgiving around the corner let’s take time to consider what we as parents can do to raise thankful kids.
There are many military themed holidays in May. Memorial Day is typically the best known of these and is celebrated on the last Monday of May. Armed Services Day falls on the 3rd Sunday of the month and was first celebrated in 1950 as a result of the armed forces being combined under a single agency. With the approach of these holidays, parents may wonder what they can do to teach their children more about the branches of the military, including how to honor them. Consider the following ideas when teaching children about the armed services.
Mother’s Day is May 13th. There are very few callings in life as special as motherhood. When I consider my own stint in motherhood, I often think of the Gretchen Rubin quote, “The days are long, but the years are short.” Parenting is a privilege but it is not for the faint of heart. During those times when the day is long and the energy is waning, it’s important to remember that our children won’t be little forever. So let’s take some time to slow down, snuggle up with our kiddos and enjoy a good book. This week, in honor of all the moms out there, Red Apple Reading has compiled a list of children’s books that celebrate motherhood!
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner - time to be on the lookout for leprechauns and those lucky four leaf clovers. While you may or may not believe in luck, we’re sure you believe in literacy! However your family chooses to commemorate the day, be sure to make books a part of the celebration. Red Apple Reading has ten books to recommend for your family to enjoy together this St. Patrick’s Day.