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How to Keep Your Kids from Being Selfish This Christmas 

4 tips on how to keep your kids from being selfish this Christmas. Here you'll find some practical tips for teaching your child how to think of others this holiday season. 

I had to privilege of writing this article for Kristi from Raising Clovers. Here is a sneak peek at the post. You can then head over to her site to finish reading!

You shop for months, make lists after list and think of the best gifts to buy each of your children. You spend hours wrapping everything, decorating the house and baking delicious treats for weeks leading up to Christmas day.

It’s finally Christmas morning and you’re more excited for the kids to wake up than they are.

You simply cannot wait to see their faces when they open all of their presents. You’re nearly tempted to wake them up yourself!

Finally, everyone wakes up. The whole family heads downstairs to see the glow of the Christmas tree and see all of the wonderful presents under the tree.

Your kids dive right in, ripping wrapping paper off each present as fast as they can while tossing their newly opened gift to the floor just to grab the next one. No thank you, no admiration for their gifts, just an all-about-me attitude.

Worse yet, maybe they grumble and complain about how their gift wasn’t the right one or that they want what their sibling got instead. Instead of that happy, picturesque Christmas morning that you pictured in your head you have selfish attitudes in front of you.

Kids growing up in today’s society battle entitlement more than any other generation. There is so much advertisement geared just for children alone. There are so many new gadgets on the market to covet. Kids see their friends with the latest and greatest and they can’t help but drool for the next best thing. If we aren’t intentionally fighting the entitlement syndrome that plagues children today we will lose the battle.

 

Read the FULL article at  Kristi from Raising Clovers to get the great tips!

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    December 13, 2015 at 10:08 am

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    Christia Colquitt
    December 15, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Entitlement has overtaken our society. It is so important that we instill these values in our children. Thank you for sharing at the Faith Filled Parenting LinkUp. Blessings.

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    Deb Wolf
    December 16, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    We always made gift opening last by opening gifts one at a time. It allows time to enjoy and appreciate each gift given and most importantly to thank and be thanked. Great tips here. Blessings!

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      Anastasia Safee
      December 17, 2015 at 10:31 am

      I so agree, there’s no rush so I like taking the time for each gift. I love seeing the bond form between my kids as they anticipate what their sibling received and watching them all get excited together. Thanks for visiting, Deb!

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