Christmas is over, the gifts have been given and our New Year’s resolutions are on the forefront of our minds now (or at least they were a week ago. Hopefully you haven’t given up already!) With our thoughts geared towards our new goals, it’s easy for our giving hearts to take a break, simply because our budget needs them to and the season of giving has passed. If your Christmas was anything like mine, your kids got new toys and a new sense of ownership over those toys which sparked rantings such as this…”You can’t play with that! That’s MINE!”
Oh, that word, MINE…it’s like needles-in-my-eye-irritating!
MINE, MINE, MINE!
The great thing about kids though, is that like clay, they can be molded and shaped (to a certain degree), but it’s our responsibility as parents to put in the work to shape them into humans with character. They watch us and our example! I’m not interested in raising spoiled, selfish kids and I hope you aren’t either. With just a little bit of thought and preparation, you can help your kids give back to society all year long and have some fun while doing it.
Here are 10 tips to help your kids learn to give back:
And here is the eleventh tip: ”Pay it Forward!” A good way to do that is to visit “Where Much is Given” with your kids and request free cards. When you see your kids doing something kind for someone else, or even you as the parent, pass along one of the cards, inviting the recipient of your good deed to do the same!
Which one of these ideas do you think your kids would like to do the most? What would you add to the list?
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