Take a Moment, Parents
Parents can sometimes underestimate our importance, and downplay our role in society. However, as a child’s first teachers, parents are tasked with nothing less than shaping the future. All presidents, CEOs, doctors and firefighters have moms and dads who taught and nurtured them as children. However, parenthood doesn’t come with gold stars, report cards or trophies.
We often get so caught up in all the work it takes to make it from day to day, with everyone fed, clean and sheltered, that we forget to take a moment to reflect on the amazing feats our families achieve in dozens of small ways each day. And, then, every once in a while… it happens. Your child stops you in your tracks by demonstrating that the values and lessons you’ve been sharing have taken hold. It may be something small, like showing tenderness to a crying friend, or offering to help set the table without being asked. It’s the moment you knew you were doing something right as a parent.
The “Moment You Knew” Contest
Now, Kiddie Academy is giving each parent and their child a chance to shine and recognize the good, warm fuzzy parts of childhood with the “Moment You Knew” photo contest. To enter, simply visit the contest’s Facebook page and submit a photo of your child demonstrating a positive value. The grand prize winner will receive a year’s tuition to the Kiddie Academy location of their choice.
“We created The Moment You Knew contest to celebrate the impact parents have on the lives of their children. Character education is an important part of Kiddie Academy’s curriculum, and we recognize that teaching values can sometimes be a thankless responsibility for parents and teachers alike,” said Claire Haas, vice president of education, Kiddie Academy. “This program encourages parents to indulge in a moment of reflection and give themselves a pat on the back for successfully navigating their critical responsibility of growing our future leaders, thinkers and doers.”
The contest ends on February 28th, so be sure to enter soon! For more information on the contest, or education-based childcare, visit Kiddie Academy.
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