According to parenting expert and author Reena B. Patel, there are many creative ways to teach kids of all ages the importance of celebrating the holidays with a focus on kindness, impact and meaning.
• Enjoy a meaningful-themed game night.
• Use social media for a positive parent/teen challenge creating a sense of community and voice for a larger audience. Raise awareness with posts supporting a particular cause, encouraging others to share.
• For kids with social devices, download meaningful apps like Tim Tebow’s Kindly, which shares acts of kindness in posts.
• Donate family time to a family-coordinated cause instead of giving gifts.