Monday, December 1, 2008

Charitable Children

How do you raise a charitable, compassionate child?

We all know that children model what their favorite adults - their parents - do and say. So, be charitable and compassionate around your children. It's never too late or too early to model good citizenship. 

As year end fundraising letters and appeals roll in this month, collect them to share with your children. Spread them out on the kitchen table and sort through them as a family. Listen to what they are interested in and why.

Thinking of others as well as ourselves can become a part of everyday life.

Two fun ideas to help begin the conversation of philanthropy with your children are:

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