Learning Hospitality


Here’s a simple way to teach your kids about hospitality and being sensitive to the needs of those around them.

Recently, we invited some special people from our church over for dinner.  We asked a few of the grandkids to act as “servers” and help me prepare dinner and then serve our guests.

It was a great opportunity to show a few dear people that they are special to us, while also showing our grandkids the value of investing in the lives of others through simple service.

The kids were excited to don aprons and act as the official ‘servers’ for the evening.

Don’t be afraid to involve your kids in times like these. “Real life” is the best way to teach kids to serve. Teach them when they are young and demonstrate how much fun it can be to make others feel special.

Jesus was our perfect example of pouring out his life for us. This a real concrete way to teach this to our kids.

Hope you have as much fun with it as we did.

For LOTS more ideas to teach your kids how to invest in the lives of those around them and focus on others instead of themselves, be sure to grab a copy of Character in Action, our newest book in the Learning Character With the Cousins series.

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About Marilyn

Marilyn is wife to Rick, Mom to 14 children, Nana to 22 grandchildren (and counting!) and homeschooler for 37 years. She and her husband own Character Concepts which they started for the purpose of helping others raise children with a strong, godly character and Biblical worldview.They have developed character curriculum from preschool through high school, based on what they found worked when teaching their own 14 children over the years. Her passion is to help young moms raise kids of character and enjoy the journey!

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