Moms Talk Q&A: What Lesson of Love Can Be Taught on Valentine's Day?

As Feb. 14 rolls around, what are some ways we can teach children what love really means?

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This week, it’s particularly timely to be thinking about love. We’re surrounded by white, red and pink hearts. The kids get so excited about Valentine’s Day and their little handmade cards to each other. The gestures are so sweet. But eventually, love will become a much more serious thing in their lives.

The deep, genuine affection a young child has for another person usually is reserved for other family members or inanimate objects such as a teddy bear. As they grow up, they’ll follow the examples they see — in the home, in movies, on TV, anywhere — and develop an appreciation for a different kind of love.

What lesson of love can be taught this week to our kids?


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