At University City Children's Center our traditional Thanksgiving Feast is a community building celebration, a time of sharing and giving. 

We look forward to seeing UCCC families on Tuesday November 25 from 11 am to 12:30pm! Here are reminders from a previous blog post from Executive Director Steve Zwolak...

Young children learn empathy

Encourage your children to express their thankfulness to their family and friends. Set aside time each day to reflect on the activities of each day. Express gratefulness for the small things in life. Guide your children by pointing out opportunities for them to take the initiative in engaging in random acts of kindness. When you’re out shopping, encourage them and model for them how to help others. Hold the door for others. Offer to return someone's cart to the corral. Allow others to go first. Demonstrate random acts of kindness for your children. Empathy is a concept that children can learn from a very early age, so look for and take advantage of teachable moments.

Parents are role models

Thanksgiving is a family affair. When you give back as a family, your children will see Mom and Dad as role models. Bonus: You’ll all grow closer to each other because of this shared experience. Thanksgiving becomes more than just another holiday but an ongoing family tradition...a tradition of giving thanks, every day!

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AuthorSteph Smith