“Children are so refreshing, honest, and real.  Encourage your children and grandchildren to care for others by suggesting that they draw a picture, write a poem, learn a song, make up a skit, or buy a little gift.”  (The Compassionate Congregation, p. 260.)

Rickie says, “When my eight-year-old son died, one of his friends came to my door with a present.  He didn’t say anything.  He just handed me a picture of a horse.  I don’t know why he chose that picture, but it must have been very special to him, and for 21 years it has been special to me.”

I love the following example of a child-caregiver. A six-year-old drew a picture of a vase of flowers, and on the card he wrote: “I am sorry Grandma you got picked out to be sick. Whoever did this really messed up.”  (from When Words Matter Most, by Robyn Spizman.)

Encourage your child to be a caregiver.

To download a free e-book on simple ways to care for the people in your life go to our post  titled 122+ Ways to Care Well.

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder is the founder of the Wisdom of the Wounded ministry. She lives in Holland, Michigan with her husband Larry.


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