Let there be light: 5 things we MUST teach our kids this Diwali!
Diwali is the best time to come forward and hug your friends and mend relationships.
So, you’re done with all the cleaning, shopping, and sweetmeat making. But Diwali’s not only about that, right?
The festival of lights is not only the time to clean the house and light diyas, but also to celebrate togetherness, friendship, and your relationships.
Here are things you must teach your kids this Diwali:
1. To have love and respect for family and elders
Diwali is a festival when your family comes together to perform the Lakshmi Pujan, decorate the house and eat yummy mithai. But besides these joys, it’s also a festival to celebrate togetherness and your family.
This is the time that kids should seek blessings from all their elders and loved ones to have a prosperous year ahead.
2. It’s the time to forgive and forget
You must also teach your kids that Diwali is the best time to come forward and hug your friends and mend relationships.
It’s the festival of peace and lights and also the best time to forgive and forget. So when you clean your houses of all the dirt and grime, clear your hearts of all the grudges and repentance.
3. You not only eat sweets yourself, you share it with friends and family
Of course, your kids look forward to all the sweetmeats that you make at home and get for your family, but don’t forget to tell your kids that these sweets are not to be eaten alone, but shared with friends and family.
Continue reading on the next page to know what other things you must be teaching your kids this Diwali!
4. It’s the time to know your neighbour
In cosmopolitan cities like Mumbai and Delhi, we hardly get to meet our neighbours and Diwali would be the perfect opportunity to mingle with your neighbours and get acquainted with them.
5. It’s time to light up not only your house, but other people’s lives too
Lastly, while you must explain the significance of lighting diyas on Diwali to your kids, you must also tell them that they should be illuminating other peoples’ lives too, and, not only on Diwali, but throughout the year.
Smile at your helpers, thank your friends and hug your near and dear ones in times of distress—wouldn’t that be a good way to celebrate Diwali and life after that?
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