Sometimes it’s nice to share a private little secret, just between you and your child. It makes them feel special.
I’ll whisper to one of the boys, “Let’s do something nice for Daddy today and don’t tell him….” Then we will think of a secret thing, like cleaning the trash out of his car or making him a little snack. But we agree not to tell anyone that we did it. It’s our secret.
We can do nice things for the siblings too, make a bed, help with chores, clean a room….any small thing that would bless someone else.
The key is to keep it a secret and not tell anyone. Matthew 6:2 tells us not to announce when we give to the needy. This is a good way to teach your children to do a kindness in secret. You know about it together, and that’s enough.
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