Give The Gift That Is Free And Priceless

Give The Gift that Is Free and PricelessHave you ever wanted to do something for your child that is memorable? Do you find it hard to give your child that special gift that every other child doesn’t already have? Would you like to provide your child with a meaningful gift that can last an eternity?

Hold on tight because I am going to tell you about the gift of all gifts to give to your child! This gift is memorable, special and lasts for all eternity.

It Doesn’t Cost You Anything

Did I mention that this gift is free? Yes, this gift is free! No need or requirement to go to the store or place an order online. You don’t have to spend a cent, add to mounting credit card debt or watch this gift be cast aside the way most gifts are treated.

This gift doesn’t need batteries or electricity. This gift won’t go out of style, rust or stop working. This gift won’t be traded, upgraded, donated to Goodwill or sentenced to life at the bottom of the toy chest. Give up!

I bet you’re thinking that there has to be a catch. You are probably a follower of the theory that there is “no free lunch”. Well there is no catch to this gift, because the best things in life are free.

Reading Is Fundamental, Writing Is Extraordinary

This gift is in the realm of being an Oscar winner or a Grammy recipient. If this gift could receive its correct acknowledgement, we would begin with a drum roll. Following the drum roll would be the announcer saying the following: “Ladies and Gentlemen the award for the Most Outstanding Gift goes to old-fashioned letters.”

You read that correctly, one of the best gifts you could ever give your child is the gift of a letter. While it is often said that reading is fundamental, no less important is understanding that writing a letter to your child is extraordinary.

Even A Cave Man Can Do It

Now before you get nervous or start panicking, here are 5 tips to kick start your letters:

  1. Be genuine and share something from the heart. Writing about the love and admiration of your child should never be faked or heartless.
  2. Don’t try to be flamboyant. All that is required is authenticity. Your child doesn’t expect you to write them in the first place so it is okay if your writing is modest.
  3. If the situation necessitates, provide some nugget of wisdom. When appropriate, writing a letter is a great way to present a teachable moment.
  4. Understand that the pen remains mightier than the sword. Words are like powers of superheroes’, so be extremely careful because with great power comes great responsibility.
  5. Depending on the age of the child, allow the letters to serve as a tool to increase vocabulary and encourage reading. As often as possible, use words that stimulate intellectual growth.

No matter what happens your child will know that they are loved like no other child. Don’t worry about the letters being free because to your child they will be priceless.

Now that you have your tips, go ahead and give writing a try! Trust me, you have nothing to lose.

Nathaniel Turner

Nathaniel Turner is the author of Raising Supaman. In the book, Turner shares letters to his son that were never intended to be published. The letters provide important lessons not only for children but for adults as well.

Note: This Perspectives Blog post is written by a guest blogger of The opinions expressed on this post do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Dr. Greene or, and as such we are not responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied. View the license for this post.

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