It is fantastic to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. by celebrating the service your children do for the family. In January of each year attention turns to thoughts of Martin Luther King Jr and community service. Conversations take place in real life and in cyberspace about the importance of being of service to others. Mothers happily share stories of the wonderful service projects their children create or complete.
This year, we are teaching my children the importance of service by explaining that service should be a way of life. We want our children to realize that service should be something they do everyday and not something they do just for special occasions or because it is a certain time of year. We have been stressing this idea specifically with our twelve-year-old son.
26 thoughts on “Martin Luther King Day and Service Starts at Home”
Great tips and messages for the entire family any time of the year. I love teaching my kids to be caring souls.
It’s so important to me that we raise kind kiddos!
Great message. Teaching starts at home!
A fantastic message that everyone needs to be aware of.
I can only hope that my son learns good manners from his parents, my husband and I! I work with him daily.
Excellent post – everything does start at home. MLK was a great man.
My kids all have their own familial responsibilities and each follows religiously. We start ours out early that way they know how to be responsible.
That’s such a great lesson to teach your son. He sounds like a real gentleman.
Wow! You are quite lucky. Your son sounds like an amazing man and I am sure he will someone great some day.
He was such an inspiration. There is a lot to learn from him.
I love this! Service certainly does begin at home and teaching charity at home is a great way to raise grateful and helpful children. 🙂
Fabulous resources. Thanks so much for sharing!
this is a great message to share with your children.
Totally agree. Imagine how much more civilized the world would be if we all taught our children to find ways of being of service from a young age.
Great post. It is very important to teach children from home.
I completely agree that many of MLK Jr’s principals should be taught at home if we expect any changes to take place.
There are so many lessons that can be learned from him. He was such an inspiration.
agree sometimes when a child comments you know exactly where their opinion comes from, you are like no kid would come up with that on their own.
I love that your family starts the lesson of service at home! Serving others is a great lesson to take with you through out life.
I love that you are focusing on service at home. I believe in that. Although my daughter is only 2, she is a little helper be and I believe this is a strong foundation for a life of service for her. When she whips out her little vacuum or broom to help, my heart smiles!
Love this post. Children see all – lets teach!
The act of serving truly does start from home. I believe it’s those small lessons at home that will make a much larger impact in the children’s future.
I love the idea of emphasizing service. I have teens and they can be so self centered, they need reminders about other’s needs.
Great post – we did a whole Martin Luther King Jr. lesson last week in our homeschooling. it is super important to teach kids young.
This is so good. Children learn by their role models.
I completely agree with this! Essential to family life!
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