Oh, I’ll tell you WHY!

I know that a lot of mom’s have special “formulas” for buying Christmas presents for their kids, but I can’t actually stick to anything like that. But one thing that I always have in the back of my head is from my friend Jenny who sticks to the “something to wear, something to read, and something to play with.” I like that idea and I will add, “and something they’ve really want, but you’ve convinced them they’ll never get.” That’s fun, too.

So I’ve been thinking about my oldest son, Miles, who is eleven and a half and who reads everything. What to get HIM “something to read.” This April he turns twelve and will receive the Priesthood, which I’ve been thinking a lot about. I take it seriously, and I know he is, so I’ve been looking for a way to prepare him for what it all means.

Some of the best parenting advice Kacy gives (featured in September’s issue of Parenting Magazine 2009) is to give your child deodorant before he needs it. I think that same advice applies to other parenting issues. Give them the advice/wisdom/information before they need it.

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