We just had the chick for two days. My son won it at a birthday party. I know.Who (who gives chickens away as prizes at a birthday party? But, in a matter of hours, the new member of the family had settled into a new home with two devoted preschoolers. The chicken had a name, a purpose, and a Barbie doll house. The children were absolutely thrilled with the new family member.
Two days later, though, the poor baby chicken died. My kids were devastated. But, we talked about the cycle of life and then held a funeral. My kids’ moment of despair turned into a life lesson of acceptance and remembrance. Who knew that a baby chicken would teach them so much. As parents, we have the ability to turn any situation into a life lesson, we just need to sometimes think outside the box.
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