“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.
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