by Dr. Joyce Sibbett
Mother’s Day is a special opportunity to celebrate the many acts of kindness that mothers sacrifice for their children. It is an important time for children to slow down and think about the wonderful gifts that mothers share with them. This year Mother’s Day is on May 14 th , 2023 in the United States, and it is an ideal time for children to show their appreciation for their mothers in a wide variety of ways.
One great method of showing appreciation is for children to buy a special gift that comes from money they have earned. By saving up money from earned allowances and splurging on a small item for their mothers, children learn the joy that comes from making a sacrifice. And moms, of course, recognize the willingness of their children to purchase a gift with hard-earned money to demonstrate their desire to make their moms happy.
Children might embrace a chance to help their moms in the kitchen, preparing or cleaning up after a meal. Perhaps children can get creative by bringing a tray of breakfast that they know their moms enjoy.
Another great way to celebrate mothers is to make a piece of art that comes from the heart. Children may take home a special art piece from a school project or simply create a heart-felt object at home. Children who know that their moms enjoy flowers can work with their moms in gardens, looking forward to blooms that will arise from their efforts. It’s important not to overlook the joy that moms experience when they can work together with their children in the garden.
The essential point to embrace is the love that children have for their mothers. Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity for children to be creative, share in activities, or make a sacrifice to demonstrate their love for their mothers.