Dear Parents and Teachers

    “Dear Parents and Teachers,” Friend, Nov. 2014, back cover

    Dear Parents and Teachers,

    Dear Parents and Teachers

    In last month’s general conference, Elder Oaks taught, “We should love all people, be good listeners, and show concern for their sincere beliefs.”* We can help children look for the good in other people and respect religions and cultures that are different from their own. Start by reading “Prayers and Cathedrals” on page 4 and trying the fun ideas and recipe on page 6.

    Respectfully yours,

    The Friend

    Family Home Evening Ideas

    Bringing Primary Home: You can learn about this month’s Primary sharing time theme on page 42. You’ll find a short lesson and ideas for talking with your children, along with a fun activity.

    The Book of Mormon: Read “‘That’s So Easy, Grandpa!’” (page 40). Talk about the importance of taking time to read the scriptures, and then read the poem “My Book Report” (page 38).

    Giving Thanks: Read “Following Jesus: Be Generous” (page 26) and talk about how we can be generous with expressions of gratitude. Use the “Thank-You Cards” (page 39) and have children write thank-you notes to their family and friends.

    Patriarchal Blessings: Is someone in your family or ward preparing to receive a patriarchal blessing? Use “Gifts from Heaven” (page 2) to help children understand more about what a patriarchal blessing is. Find other child-friendly resources about this topic at

    • “Loving Others and Living with Differences,” Ensign, Nov. 2014, 27.