It’s the time of the year when giving back and charity is a common theme. It’s something I have tried to celebrate and make a focus with my kids by involving them in charity whenever it plays a part in our life.
Isn’t that how we try to impart all good lessons and habits with our kids? If it’s something worth doing, it’s something worth involving your children. Modelling good behavior is the best way to pass it down. From us eating vegetables to show our kids they’re yummy, to having them tag along when we perform acts of charity, it all has a trickle down effect.
Last year we had a talk at dinner about what Thanksgiving meant. My oldest responded that it meant you give other people food, and then you get food. We went the next day and dropped some cans in the food bank box at the store exit. That night, our neighbor brought us some fresh baked muffins. Out of the mouth of babes.
After the jump, some ways you can give back and how to get your kids involved in the process:
How do you teach your kids about charity and giving back?
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