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3 Lessons Kids Can Learn During Lent Season

 

Lent season is here. And while there are those who feel that the six-week period is restricted only to certain religions, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the season of Lent is one that people of all religions, cultures, and backgrounds can practice in their own lives, as the season can cultivate many areas of self-awareness and personal development in a great way.

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 .Lessons Kids Can Learn During Lent Season

The definition of Lent season reads as this:

The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer—through prayer, penance, repentance, almsgiving, and self-denial.

During Lent, many of the faithful commit to fasting or giving up certain types of luxuries as a form of penitence. (-wikipedia.com)

 

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Most adults observe the 40 days of renewal solo. However, honoring Lent as a family can reap many benefits for children, as the principles of the season can help children develop character traits that will serve them well as they grow.

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3 Life Lessons Kids Can Learn During Lent Season

 

Lent can teach kids the importance of self-discipline, sacrifice, and patience. In an age where great emphasis is placed on always owning and having access to ‘the latest and the greatest,’ the practice of self-restraint and delayed gratification are principles that will be very important for children to have, especially once they become adults.

 .Lessons Kids Can Learn During Lent Season

Lent can help kids discover and reflect upon what is truly important…..and what’s truly not. This depends on what is decided upon together what the child(ren) will give up during the season. For example, for kids who believe that they absolutely cannot live without their iPod, video games, or Facebook, doing so for 40 days will open up more time for life reflection and meditation, and demonstrate to them that what they thought was so crucial to have is really not so important after all.

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Lent can strengthen a child’s faith…in themselves. Imagine the sense of accomplishment kids will feel when the one thing they believed would be totally impossible to do, they finish with flying colors? Observing a full season of Lent successfully will give kids a huge boost in their self-confidence, and renew their belief that they can indeed accomplish anything they set their minds to.

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Getting kids involved in the observance of Lent season can not only be a learning experience, it can also be a wonderful way for the family to bond closer together. As each family member shares their goals, reflections, and progress, each member can offer the encouragement and support needed to help everyone wonderful experience of renewal both individually and collectively, and kids can gain some good practices that will follow them into adulthood.

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Do you plan to observe Lent Season? If you are a parent, do you plan to get your children involved also? Share with me below or drop me a line at: melisasource@yahoo.com.

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Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

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