Use It as an Opportunity to Teach Gratitude
Another thing I've learned after watching this series is to instill in my kids a sense of gratitude, not just for the belongings that spark joy, but for the ones of which we are thanking and letting go. They should appreciate the clothes they have, and the privilege that comes with being able to hoist a garbage bag filled with castoffs into the trunk of our car to be donated. Same goes for their toys. If they love it, they should treat it with respect — putting it back in its "home" when they're done playing with it. And if they don't love it, as silly as it once seemed, I'm now making it a point that they thank it for the joy it once brought them.