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'tis The Season To Be Generous

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Teach Your Kids The Spirit Of Christmas

Instill a sense festive spirit in your children goes beyond the commercialism of gifts. Kids today need Christmas more than ever. Not for the gifts most children get their fair share throughout the year. They need Christmas for the escape, mystery...

Teaching Kids The Importance Of Giving During The Holiday Season

It’s early still but thoughts of Christmas are already taking over our house. At age 3, Liam is old enough to be excited for Santa, the Elf on the Shelf and of course, PRESENTS. I love that he’s excited about Christmas. I’m an unabashed Christmas ...

Instilling Generosity In Your Kids At Christmas

Ahhh, Christmas. It just may be the most wonderful time of the year. Every year, however, parents are reminded of how much our culture has impacted the minds of our children. For instance, we all talk about Christmas being a time of giving — but l...

10 Ideas To Teach Your Kids {& You!} Generosity

Here are 10 handy ideas to get you and your children to start thinking more about giving than receiving this festive season....

"Gimme, Gimme" V. Doing Good: Teaching Children To Give | Organized Christmas

Recently, I eavesdropped on an online discussion about teaching children to give. The original writer was a concerned, conscientious parent of a preschooler. This father shared his plan to teach his daughter about holiday giving. They would, he wr...

Teach Children Holiday Generosity, Unselfishness, Not Greedy Gimmes At Christmas

Ask any normal red-blooded kid what he looks forward to most about Christmas and he will unabashedly state, "the presents!" (and stop just short of adding "duh!") Children aren't selfish, per se; they like getting presents and have been taught to ...

Teaching Your Children How To Be Generous Rather Than Greedy

Your children will also receive during this season, so it's important to help them to learn to receive graciously, too. Teach the traditional reasons why we exchange gifts during the holidays... Here are a few ideas on how to begin...

Teaching The Joy Of Giving: A New Kind Of Christmas List

Raising children who are giving and appreciative is difficult. The holiday season should be an especially easy time to teach love and charity, but for many kids, this season is all about me, me, me. Here are some ways to shift a child's focus back...

Does Santa Make Our Kids Selfish?

We’re parents. We know what this time of year brings. A lot of people asking for things, expecting things, and making lists for a jolly man in a red suit. If you’re like me, you probably this time of year to be one of giving, simple family traditi...

5 Easy Ways To Teach Your Child About Generosity

We all want to encourage our kids to be generous, to consider the needs and feelings of others, not only themselves. But that means more than putting a few coins in a charity’s collecting can. It means giving time and energy as well as sharing. “W...

Best 3 Practices In Teaching Children To Be Generous

How many of us grew up hearing, “Eat your vegetables! People are starving in Africa?” As a child, I could never understand the connection between the broccoli on my plate and the hunger of people on another continent. Let’s be honest; most America...

3 Holiday Hints For Teaching Generosity

For many children, this time of year is about getting gifts far more than giving them. This is completely understandable, as these holidays are for many parents an opportunity to show children that we love them and we want them to be happy. But ...

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