Do your children remember what they received for Christmas last year? Or the year before? Or the year before that????
Unfortunately, as parents, we are not always concious of what our children play with from year to year, we simply add to the existing toys and keep it moving. Then we get frustrated when there is no more room for not another toy! So here’s the Secret… We, as parents, have the right and privilege to sort through and purge our children’s toys, although it may be a very difficult task!
I would like to suggest that we take this opportunity (depending on the child’s age) to teach our children a valuable lesson. I believe that it is our responsibility to help our children to understand that there are those that are less fortunate than they are. Many are in our neighborhoods and most definitely, in our classrooms. It may be simply letting them know that we are just making room for their new toys.