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MFP 266: The Importance of Wonder to Celebrate Christmas

“For it is good to be a child sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when the mighty Founder was a child Himself.” ~ Charles Dickens

Christmas is a magical time for children.  Whether you celebrate Santa, St. Nick, Elf on a Shelf or other traditions, this season is a wonderful time for children to develop wonder and awe.  How do parents do this in a way that encourages their children to keep their eyes on the eternal significance of this holy time?  There are so many things that we can do with our kids that it forces parents to be intentional.  We need to make sure we choose to do those activities that have the most impact on our kids in a way that communicates truth.  Listen in as we share our ideas, but also set realistic expectations during this intensely busy time for parents. 

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Key Takeaways:

  • Children celebrate Christmas differently depending on their age

  • There is wonder and beauty in Christmas that we should encourage in our children

  • Parents need to be discerning about the environments that we put our children in

 

Couple Discussion: 

  • How can we create an environment that communicates truth to our children? 

  • What are the traditions we want to establish in our home for our children? 

  • What needs do our children have right now?

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