Story Box – Acceptance
3 stories for children aged 7+ This age is the youngest we’d recommend for these stories; however, older children are likely to enjoy them too!
Total running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes
How can we teach our children the importance of Acceptance?
Learning to accept ourselves, even the things which others might judge, is one of the most significant and impactful shifts we can make in our lives.
Learning to accept another person fully, including the things they do which we don’t like, is one of the keys to creating deep and lasting relationships.
Learning to accept the things in life that cannot be changed is an important part of coming to peace with our world.
Acceptance is vital to our happiness. Each time it involves a small surrender. We surrender our judgements, our criticisms, our resistance, and we choose instead a larger truth, a wider love.
The characters in these three stories all model this difficult but essential skill. In place of self-criticism they find self-acceptance. They find that the blessings of relationship outweigh its inconveniences, and they make peace with some of the inevitabilities of life.
This Story Box includes the following stories:
- Bags of Nothing! (Length: 36:54)Three interwoven tales… The boy, overwhelmed with loneliness, finds support in a kindly teacher… The Princess, desperate to the point of distraction to be liked and accepted, finds solace in the arms of the palace cook… The King, secretly lonely and longing for real friendship, finds the key to his dreams in a most unliely place…
- The Fearless Soldier (Length: 38:01)Once there was a soldier who was utterly fearless on the field of battle. But put him in a bar with an attractive woman and he would lose all his courage and begin to shake uncontrollably…
- The Frog Boy (Length: 25:41)One day a little girl found a little green frog in a well in the forest. “Take me home with you!” said the frog. “I’m really a boy under a spell!” But freeing the boy from his froggy spell takes a lot more than she had bargained for…
Listen to a sample story from this Story Box:
The Frog Boy…