The holiday season is about gifting and giving. It's also the perfect time to teach our kids about saving and sharing. I didn't really have "The Talk" with my son primarily because he is way too young to comprehend it, but also because I believe action speaks louder than words. Instead of telling him that we should give back during the holidays, I took him to shop for the toys we were donating to Toys for Tots and had him put those toys in the donation box. He was excited to know that someone out there would receive a Christmas gift from him.
I also got him involved in choosing and wrapping gifts for his grandparents, his preschool teachers and his best friends. He seemed to entertain the idea that Christmas is gift time for everyone, including himself. He enjoyed being treated like a big boy and helping mom prepare stuff for people he loves.
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