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It always looks better on TV

Posted on 12/4/2016 by Greg Yoder

I remember when I was a kid. Really, I do. I would see commercials on TV featuring the coolest-looking toys. They made everything look amazing. We’ve all been there. We’ve seen a commercial about a product that pricked our interest, but when we actually got it, it was NOTHING like what we saw or even imagined. Mom and Dad, it’s important that you and I make sure our kids understand this. But it’s also important that we reinforce that Christmas isn’t about getting things. It’s about the amazing gift God gave us: the gift of His Son, JesusImmanuel, God with us. Is it wrong to get toys and other gifts for our kids at Christmas? I’m not here to make that decision for you, but don’t let the gifts get in the way of why we celebrate. 

Suggested Reading: John 1:14

Keys for Kids Parent Minute is a one-minute daily feature, hosted by Greg Yoder, the executive director of Keys for Kids Ministries. Amidst a vast sea of parenting experts, Greg is a real parent who’s had successes and failures raising kids. Greg shares the good and the bad about raising his own four kids–three of which are now adults. He’s a real parent and grandparent, talking to real parents and grandparents about real issues facing kids and their families today.

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