Sharing moments with your children and teaching them to find joy in everything around them. That is an incredible gift. Don’t you think? We started this journey a couple of years ago by learning about our feelings and how to manage them. It’s been wonderful watching and growing alongside my children and that is why I wanted to share these easy ways for you to teach joy to your children.
The Best Way to Teach Joy to Children
What is Joy?
Joy is a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. A state of mind and an orientation of the heart. It is a settled state of contentment, confidence and hope. ( Joy can be found in the dictionary and the Bible)
Now you might be wondering how you teach joy.
The first step…..Slow Down
You yourself have to be mindful and joyful for what is around you and if we are all rushing from this thing to that you can’t possibly be seeing moments clearly.
When you are joyful and able to recognize the little things that make you happy. It’s easy to teach joy to your children.
They will see joy in you.
I recently gave the book All My Treasures A Book of Joy to my kids and we love the story. I’m a huge fan of the Jo Witek books already after reading In My Heart a couple of years ago. You can see how much fun we had with that book and the best no cook play dough here!
When I presented it to Bells I also gave her a treasure box (you’ll understand that part more when you read the story 😉 After a fun decorating session we spent the week reading, talking, and sharing the things that bring us joy.
Being happy and enjoying the little things in life.
Gods gifts, nature treasures, memories…
One of the things I’m really into sharing with my children is appreciating all of the things that are around us. Not materialistic things of course, but the things and moments that are so easily passed by.
For us it might be that we get to live by the ocean, take walks on the boardwalk, feel the breeze coming off of the water, watch dolphins playing together, gorgeous sunsets, snowflakes on our noses, the beautiful colors in autumn, even the fact that we always have a brother to play with 🙂
What are your favorite moments and things in life?
Teaching about joy is so important in character building too. Remember children learn a lot more by what they see than what you say.
I am sure all of us hope our kids grow up to be happy, caring, thoughtful adults. It all starts with you 🙂
Good Luck. I can’t wait to hear how it goes for you. You can join our private Facebook group and share anytime. We love to visit and see pics of what your family is doing too.
Pick up a copy of All My Treasures today. I am sure your family will love it. You can also see a few of our favorite books on sharing feelings and being thankful below.
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