Nov 17, 2017

Movies About Kindness and Friendliness

Movies About Kindness and Friendliness
This is the second to last month of finding movies that relate to the values I am teaching in my home.  It has been hard to find ones that do not overlap.  Although, that is not a terrible issue to have I also wanted to find ones that have not been used for other values.  

After really thinking about and reviewing 6-10 movies I am happy to say that I found a good list of movies about kindness and friendliness.  They all bring something different to the table and some of them might be a blast from the past for the adults.  Let's dive into them.  

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Movies About Kindness and Friendliness

Let's start with the reason I picked the pictures I did for this post.  The movie UP is one of my favorites.  I absolutely love it for so many reasons, but I picked it particularly for this topic because Russell was able to teach Carl (a grouchy, mean old man) how to love and be friendly.  It changed Carl's whole life.

Movies About Kindness and Friendliness

This movie brings up so many fond memories.  There isn't a deep way to talk about why I picked this movie other than these boys are such great friends.  Friends that in my mind lasted a lifetime.

Movies About Kindness and Friendliness

The next movie is actually two movies.  Monsters Inc. is so CUTE!  I love this movie again for many, many reasons.  I picked it because not only are Mike and Sulley great friends but they become great friends with Boo and really care for her.  Then in Monsters University Mike and Sulley build on their friendship.  Again, a movie I love so much. 

Movies About Kindness and Friendliness

I had to put this one in here because it's perfect for this time of year!  I love how a small little girl can teach THE GRINCH about love and friendship.  

Movies About Kindness and Friendliness

More posts about the values kindness and friendliness:
-Kindness and Friendliness Quotes
-Picture Books on Kindness and Friendliness

Nov 8, 2017

Family Home Evening Lesson Ideas about Kindness and Friendliness

Family Home Evening Lesson Ideas about Kindness and Friendliness
I had so much fun finding Family Home Evening lesson ideas about kindness and friendliness.  This topic is such a fun one to teach kids and there are so many directions you can go with it.  I chose to do 4 very different topics just so we could hit all areas of these values.

Both of my girls are animal lovers and so the be kind to animals lesson will be fun.  Then I did a good manners one because we sometimes don't think of manners falling under kindness and friendliness, but it does.  The our words are powerful and true friendship ones are spot on what I am teaching them this month.

I hope every single day that my girls will always choose kindness over meanness and be friends with everyone.  I never really had to worry about it until my daughter started school.  Now we talk about it all the time.  Thankfully my oldest notices other's feelings very easily, but it is always good to review and it's never too early to start talking about it with my youngest.  
Family Home Evening Lesson Ideas about Kindness and Friendliness





More posts about the values kindness and friendliness:
-Kindness and Friendliness Quotes
-Picture Books on Kindness and Friendliness

Check out more ideas for Family Home Evening:
This post contains affiliate links.  This means that if a purchase is made after you click on some of the links below then I get a very small commission.  Please know that I would NEVER recommend anything that I don't entirely love. 

Once again, my basis for choosing values each month comes from the book, Teaching Your Children Values.  (This link is an affiliate link which means that if you purchase something after clicking on this link I will be paid a very small commission.  However, my love for this book started way before this post was written.) 


Oct 28, 2017

Quotes About Sensitivity and Love (and Add Unselfishness Too)

Quotes About Sensitivity and Love (and Add Unselfishness Too)
I kind of like this quote about sensitivity and love.  The one about unselfishness and love is just as beautiful in my book.  I actually had a hard time deciding which two to pick this month so I had a friend help me. 

Quotes About Sensitivity and Love (and Add Unselfishness Too)
I am a very sensitive person.  VERY.  My husband says it is a gift the way I can feel for people.  When they hurt it is almost like my heart is breaking with them.  I can see it being a gift, but at times it is almost unbearable.  With all the ugly things happening in the world I have a hard time sleeping.  My heart is breaking for the victims of the earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, shootings, terrorist attacks, and the list goes on and on.  When I see the pain on their faces I lose my breath because I feel so terrible for them.  However, I find so much in the world to love at the same time.  Like my husband said that is where the gift part comes in.  I can always find a reason to love someone or something.  My dreams are so grand and I have so many.  So this quote spoke to me personally, because these things in my life. 

Quotes About Sensitivity and Love (and Add Unselfishness Too)
Now isn't this quote the truth.  I love seeing unselfish acts of love.  I especially love seeing it in my family.  When my girls do something for each other just because they love each other it makes my heart melt.  Real true love starts in the home.  I hope to be able to share this quote with my family often this month and show them how it really is true.


More posts with FREE quote printables:
-Love and Self-Reliance/Potential
-Love & Self-Discipline/Moderation
-Love & Fidelity/Chastity
-Love & Loyalty
-Love and respect
-Love quotes

This post contains affiliate links.  This means that if a purchase is made after you click on some of the links below then I get a very small commission.  Please know that I would NEVER recommend anything that I don't entirely love. 

Once again, my basis for choosing values each month comes from the book, Teaching Your Children Values.  (This link is an affiliate link which means that if you purchase something after clicking on this link I will be paid a very small commission.  However, my love for this book started way before this post was written.) 

Oct 24, 2017

Kid Movies that Teach Life Lessons - Unselfishness & Sensitivity

Kid Movies that Teach Life Lessons - Unselfishness & Sensitivity
If you are a parent then you understand that finding a movie that your kids like and that isn't a complete waste can be hard.  I love watching kid movies that teach life lessons with my girls.  This month I wanted to focus on unselfishness and sensitivity since those are the values we are focusing on in the month of October.

However, I had a hard time finding some movies that fit those values.  Sad...I know.  I found some, but they aren't entirely attention grabbing movies for little kids.  There is one that is great for kids and the other two might be better for older kids.  Each of them are fantastic movies though.

Kid Movies that Teach Life Lessons - Unselfishness & Sensitivity

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Kid Movies that Teach Life Lessons - Unselfishness & Sensitivity

This one is the great one of younger kids.  We all know the story of Dumbo.  Poor Dumbo was laughed at and made fun of so often.  This is a great way to talk about Dumbo's feelings and how the animals weren't being sensitive to him.

Kid Movies that Teach Life Lessons - Unselfishness & Sensitivity
I had not heard of this movie until one of my friends suggested I watch it when I told her about my quest of finding a good movie that fit these two values.  It is such a great movie about sensitivity.  This movie shows how wonderful this world would be if we could all just be a little more sensitive to each other.

Kid Movies that Teach Life Lessons - Unselfishness & Sensitivity

I remember watching this movie in high school.  It was so powerful to me back then.  I wanted to do something like this when I was in school.  Now a days I always look for ways to "pay it forward" to others around me.  I love when I hear stories about people paying it forward.  Once again if we were all a little less selfish we would have a much happier world to live in!

Are there any others you would add to the list?


More posts about the values sensitivity and unselfishness:
-Sensitivity and Unselfishness Quotes

Other posts about movies that teach different values:

Oct 20, 2017

Picture Books That Teach Unselfishness and Sensitivity

Picture Books That Teach Unselfishness and Sensitivity
It was really hard finding Family Home Evening Ideas on these values, but it wasn't hard at all to find picture books that fit these values.  Actually my hardest thing was not picking too many.  I picked a lot that I will share with you in this post, but I love them all.  

Each of these picture books that teach unselfishness and sensitivity have great lessons to learn.  We had so much fun reading these together and learning from them.  I hope you find that you love them too.     


This post contains affiliate links.  This means that if a purchase is made after you click on some of the links below then I get a very small commission.  Please know that I would NEVER recommend anything that I don't entirely love. 

Picture Books That Teach Unselfishness and Sensitivity

This book is great for younger kids.  My two year old liked how quick it was and the pictures were really good for her age.  We still able to talk about what the book was about after we read it because it was a fast read.  It was a little too simple for my five year old, but it was perfect for my two year old.  

Picture Books That Teach Unselfishness and Sensitivity

This book was perfect for my two year old.  She could TOTALLY relate to the little sister in this book.  But I loved how at the end even the little sister could share. 

Picture Books That Teach Unselfishness and Sensitivity

This book shows how much fun you can have with your friends if you are unselfish.  By sharing you actually have MORE fun, not less.  It was fast so my two year old and I were able to talk about what was going on in the pictures.  

Picture Books That Teach Unselfishness and Sensitivity

This book is a very quick read.  It is also great to show that sometimes we aren't trying to be mean, but we need to think about what we do and say and how it affects those around us.  I'm not sure my two year old got it entirely.  She liked the book, but she didn't get it completely, but my five year old did and she loved it as well.  


Oct 14, 2017

Family Home Evening Lesson Ideas about Sensitivity and Unselfishness

Family Home Evening Lesson Ideas about Sensitivity and Unselfishness
This makes me sad to even write, but it was VERY hard to find Family Home Evening Lesson Ideas about Sensitivity and Unselfishness.  Our world is FILLED with people that do not care about the feelings of others and sadly we have become a pretty self-centered people.  If there are things that need to be taught in the home these would be two great values to start with. 

Do you want to hear another sad truth?  My girls struggle with this so much.  Just today I talked to Hannelore about how she isn't being very sensitive to her sister's feelings.  I know she is only five, but in the same breath I say SHE IS FIVE.  She needs to START trying a little harder.  I'm not saying she will be perfect. 

Actually studies have shown that under age 8 it is actually not 100% possible for kids to develop sensitivity.  I try to be a little understanding in her lack of ability (not always successful), but that doesn't mean I don't try and role play and talk about different things to make baby steps.

So maybe one day...when life slows down I will make up some great FHE lessons on these two topics, but this year I have just been curating great lesson ideas not creating them.  For this month I had to think a little bit outside of the box.  I think they fit will, but when you teach them just try and adjust the lessons where needed to really teach the values of sensitivity and unselfishness. 
Family Home Evening Lesson Ideas about Sensitivity and Unselfishness






More posts about the values sensitivity and unselfishness:
-Sensitivity and Unselfishness Quotes
-Picture Books on Sensitivity and Unselfishness
-Movies about Sensitivity and Unselfishness

Check out more ideas for Family Home Evening:
-Courage
-Peace
-Self-Reliance & Potential
-Self-Discipline & Moderation
-Chastity & Fidelity
-Loyalty & Dependability
-Respect
-Love

This post contains affiliate links.  This means that if a purchase is made after you click on some of the links below then I get a very small commission.  Please know that I would NEVER recommend anything that I don't entirely love. 

Once again, my basis for choosing values each month comes from the book, Teaching Your Children Values.  (This link is an affiliate link which means that if you purchase something after clicking on this link I will be paid a very small commission.  However, my love for this book started way before this post was written.) 

Sep 30, 2017

Printable Love Quote

Printable Love Quote
When you think of quotes, what do you think of?  Advice? Inspiration? Love?  My view of this has changed, but I will say that I always first thought about love.  

Now I think more inspiration in general.  This whole year I have been sharing quotes that have the value I am teaching my girls for that month in it along with my word of the year...love.  However, this month is extra awesome because the value I am teaching my girls is love and that is also my word of the year.  

I had a ton of fun finding these quotes.  Like a TON OF FUN.  I picked my favorite two and turned one into a chalkboard art piece and the other one I made into a printable love quote.  It is so fun to have them in my home to remind me of what I have been focusing on all year! 

Printable Love Quote
This world is filled with so much hatred.  It actually hits more closer to home that that.  There is so much hatred in the United States.  Go even closer than that, there is hatred found within states, cities, neighborhoods, and even homes.  How sad!  I have lost sleep over this and felt so upset and completely defeated because how in the world do I help this hatred go away. 

Well sadly even Mother Teresa herself didn't eliminate all the hatred in the world.  However, I plan to  love my family so much that they have so much extra love.  Then they can carry the extra love out into the world.  To their dance classes, to their church classes, to their school classes and so on.  

No I won't change the world, but I hope to change my world around me.  That is what impacts me and my family the most so why not make it the best environment to be around? 

Printable Love Quote

What a beautiful quote this is?  I couldn't agree more.  I don't consider myself the most artistic person, but I will work on this part of my artistic abilities.  Get your own printable of this quote by clicking on the picture above. 

Printable Love Quote

More posts about the value love:
-Family Home Evening lesson on Love

More posts with FREE quote printables:
-Love and Self-Reliance/Potential
-Love & Self-Discipline/Moderation
-Love & Fidelity/Chastity
-Love & Loyalty
-Love and respect

This post contains affiliate links.  This means that if a purchase is made after you click on some of the links below then I get a very small commission.  Please know that I would NEVER recommend anything that I don't entirely love. 

Once again, my basis for choosing values each month comes from the book, Teaching Your Children Values.  (This link is an affiliate link which means that if you purchase something after clicking on this link I will be paid a very small commission.  However, my love for this book started way before this post was written.) 

Sep 23, 2017

Picture Books that Teach Love

Picture Books that Teach Love
Do you have a book buying problem?  If you aren't a reader then you might not have the same problem I have.  However, I know lots of people that don't really love reading, but absolutely love children's books.  Well I like all books.  I want a huge library like Beauty and the Beast and I would be in heaven if I had it.

However, that just isn't possible right this second.  I have to be selective on the books I have in my house.  I do rotate books especially if they are hammered, but I like to have books with a purpose too.  
These picture books that teach love are seriously some of my favorites ever.  We own quite a few of them and the ones we don't own might just have to be added soon.  Check the recommendations I have listed below.  Let me know your thoughts.  Would you add any to the list? 

Picture Books that Teach Love
This post contains affiliate links.  This means that if a purchase is made after you click on some of the links below then I get a very small commission.  Please know that I would NEVER recommend anything that I don't entirely love. 

Picture Books that Teach Love

This book is perfect for my girls.  The great thing is this book can come with the option of having the back side of the book be titled "What Brothers Do Best".  It is so simple and sweet and really breaks down all the ways siblings show love to each other.  It doesn't have to be big and that doesn't make the love any less special.  

Picture Books that Teach Love

This book brings a lot of feelings to me.  I grew up with a mom that LOVED this book.  She loves it so much that we have puppets for Max and the Wild Things.  I love how in the end Max just really wants to go back and be where he is loved...HOME.  That is exactly how I want my girls to feel.  

My 2 Year Old Daughter's Favorite goes to...
Picture Books that Teach Love

This book was so good for my toddler.  It is so simple.  It is repetitive and that is just want toddlers need.  My older daughter loves it too.  

My 5 Year Old Daughter's Favorite goes to...
Picture Books that Teach Love

I don't know what it is but my girls LOVE Todd Parr books.  It is probably the bright colors, but this one was good because it again was simplified for them.  It goes through so many reasons why someone would love someone else.  It was fantastic for my girls. 

Picture Books that Teach Love
Mama, Do You Love Me?

Funny story...my daughter looked at me after reading this book and said there were some weird words in that book.  That is exactly why I like reading books with different cultures in them.  So we can talk about them.  So this book was multi-functional.  We had more than one discussion from it.  I LOVED this book because it shows how a mama's love is unconditional.  The mom talks about times that the little girl might do something to upset her, but she won't stop loving her.  She might be sorry, angry, sad, and surprised, but it will never change the fact that she loves her so very much. Seriously, I loved this book!   

Picture Books that Teach Love

This book is one of my girls favorites.  They love doing everything Little Nutbrown Hare does in the book.  Again it is so simple and so sweet to show just how much little kids (or hares) are loved.  This has a lot of repetition too.  However, I think young kids need to have repetition with it comes to how much they are loved. 

Mama's Favorite Goes too...
Picture Books that Teach Love

This book!  I mean, am I right?  If you haven't read it then it is a MUST read.  Personally I think it is a must OWN. It gets me every single time I read it.  I love it.  I loved it when I was a kid and I love it now and my girls love it too.

More posts about the value love:
-Love Quotes

Check out other posts about books that teach kids different values:
-Self-Discipline & Moderation
-Fidelity & Chastity
-Loyalty & Dependability
-Respect

Once again, my basis for choosing values each month comes from the book, Teaching Your Children Values.  (This link is an affiliate link which means that if you purchase something after clicking on this link I will be paid a very small commission.  However, my love for this book started way before this post was written.) 

Sep 13, 2017

Movies That Teach Kids About Love

Movies That Teach Kids About Love
Do your kids like to sit down and watch movies?  Here is my problem with movies and my girls.  My oldest gets scared so EASY!  I'm talking about Finding Nemo scares her.  Then my youngest has the attention span of, well a two year old, so she doesn't stick around long unless it is really engaging or the music is good.  

I found two movies that teach kids about love that were really good for both my girls.  One involves animals and both of my girls are currently OBSESSED with animals.  The other one has such good songs that both my girls love it.  I'm sure you won't know the songs from one of these movies (BIG WINK). 
Movies That Teach Kids About Love

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Movies That Teach Kids About Love

This one brings back so many memories from my childhood.  I love it not just for the love scene that involved the spaghetti noodle, but I also love how Tramp at the first really doesn't have a purpose in life.  He just goes day by day with no purpose.  Then when he meets Lady he becomes more fulfilled.  He, in a way, reaches his highest potential.  That is what love does.  It doesn't have to be romantic love, but really any kind of love.  We want to be a better person for the person we love and the person we love should constantly help us to be a better person too.  

Movies That Teach Kids About Love

Of course this one made my list because lets be honest...I had to, because this movie shows that the love between sisters is magic.  I have two girls so it just seemed fitting.  This movie shows that a bond between sisters in unconditional.  No matter what Elsa does to Anna (shut her out, freeze her heart, etc) Anna NEVER gives up on her.  She always loves her.  In the end their love for each other is what heals a frozen heart.  I must add that the line where Olaf tells Anna, "Some people are worth melting for" is also a display of love.  So there isn't just a sisterly love.  Again, this can be used on so many levels, but for my little family it was the perfect fit.

More posts about the value love:
-Love Quotes
-Family Home Evening lesson on Love

Other posts about movies that teach different values:

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