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5 Ways To Help Your Children Learn The Art Of Giving

From sharing with their siblings to respecting their elders, there’s a lot you need to teach your kids as they grow up, and doing it during that early stage is super important, because that’s when their minds are the most vulnerable and susceptible to change. One important life lesson for children is to learn the art of giving. Keep reading to discover 5 ways to help your children learn the art of giving.

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1. Make Birthdays Charitable

One of the simplest and earliest ways to introduce charity and the idea of giving to your children is to make their birthdays a bit different. Pick a local charity or an organization that would allow you to arrange for a birthday celebration there, and plan one! You can also raise money to buy a birthday gift for a child in need or ask for money at his birthday that will then be donated towards a charity. Not only will it be a memorable one, but it’ll also make your little one realize how fortunate he is, and how giving back to the community is important too.

2. Set an Example Yourself

Children tend to mimic what their parents do, and while it is a good thing in itself, we tend to silently hate it. You can introduce your children to the concept of giving in no better way than doing it yourself. The more you give it importance, the more your children will understand its importance too.

3. Help them Feel the Need

This one’s super important as the more your kids understand the need of those less fortunate ones around them, the more they’ll be able to develop the quality of compassion, and the more they will be able to take up the initiative to give back to the their community and society.

4. Get them to See the Impact

Studies have found that the more children are able to see the impact of their acts of generosity and giving on others, the more they will be encouraged to take part in more such acts, and that makes total sense. Make it a point to take your little ones out once in a while and encourage them to be a part of the donation drive rather than just donating a part of their pocket money or giving away their old toys for the sake of it. Introduce them to the real process behind it all.

5. Let them Choose

One of the most powerful ways to encourage any kind of good behaviour in your child is to let him make a choice, and you can do the same here as well. Introduce your child to a number of different charities, causes, and organizations where he could contribute, and let him choose from among them. Plan out a time and day every week or month where he could spend his time there or work his way to contributing to the cause he has picked.

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Helping your kids develop the quality of helping and giving back to the less fortunate ones around them is not just tricky, but also crucial, and that’s exactly why we’re here to help with these 5 ways to help your children learn the art of giving!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Good tips, I raised my son to be a giver and now he is passing this along to his kids. I also taught his not to do things in the lime light and that he doesn’t need everyone to know what he has done and to do things because it is the right thing to do.


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