Sharing. We teach our kids about sharing almost from birth. They have to share us with their siblings. They’re taught they must share their toys with friends. And they’re told they must share their love with others. Teaching kids is easiest if we model the behavior we expect from them. By being generous and sharing our time, efforts, and deeds, kids will see that we are all connected and can make a difference.
With my own children we reminded them from day one that they were brothers, that they would always be brothers, and that when we are gone they’ll only have each other. We taught them one way to show love was to share and be kind and that included how they talked to and about each other.
Sure, there were many years that we wondered if they were hearing our message. The teen years when they picked on each other and we thought they’d never be friends. The years where they took very different paths and seemed to have so little in common.
My boys are adults now and they’re still very different men, but they are kind and considerate towards each other. Yes, they’re brothers and they joke and kid, but if one needed the other, I’m confident he’d be there for him.
I don’t regret spending time teaching my kids our values – it’s time well spent and I see how they fit into the world and I’m pretty proud.
“Kleenex brand, America’s softest tissue, knows that the moments of unexpected thoughtfulness make all the difference.”
It’s the little things that can bring big smiles. Kleenex has launched a Softness Worth Sharing initiative where you can do something good for others. Just purchase a Kleenex Brand Care Pack and visit the Kleenex website where you can order and send a carepack to someone special. Who would you send it to? Your child’s teacher or sitter? Your grandparent? A mom of sick child? The choice is yours.
Want more info on this thoughtful program? Visit Kleenex’s Facebook page.
Who would you surprise with a care pack?
I wrote this review while participating in an ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Kleenex brand and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.