Use pictures of heroes to help your child think about what it means to be a hero.

Look for photographs of people from your family history who have an impressive quality or accomplishment. Show the picture to your child and tell the story. Perhaps your grandparents had the courage to come to this country in search of a better life.

Perhaps your parents sacrificed so you could get a good education. Tell the story, and talk about what happened because of this family member’s heroic behavior.

Then look for pictures of other people who deserve your child’s respect. A picture of Anne Frank, a young girl who wrote a diary while she and her family lived in hiding from the Nazis, and who was eventually killed in a concentration camp, can lead to a talk about courage and compassion for others.

A picture of Abraham Lincoln, might lead to a talk about honesty and integrity.

Choose pictures of people you admire. That way, you’ll find it easy to talk to your child about why you think these people are heroes.

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