There are so many things we need to teach our children as they are growing up. We all want our kids to be the best that they can be. It feels like sometimes that focus is more on making sure our children do well in school or in extra curricular activities. But isn’t it just as important to teach children to be “good” people. We want the next generation to have lovely manners, to give to others in whatever way they can and even learn to put others first. I grew up in a large family with nine siblings. We lived our lives doing things as a family. We worked together and played together. Everyone was expected to pitch in and the life lessons we learned help us all become well rounded adults who still love spending time together.
How are you teaching your children important life lessons? One of the ways we are teaching our children is that we volunteer as a family. It isn’t always easy to take time out of a busy schedule to volunteer but that is part of the lesson because once you are done you realize that it wasn’t so hard. Plus, volunteering doesn’t take money so even when you don’t have money to give you can give your time. Do the kids grumble about it sometimes? Sure they do but when they are older they won’t remember complaining but they will remember volunteering. Almost 1 year ago, I made Scratch Off iGive tickets. My kids could grab a ticket, scratch off the silver circle and do whatever giving mission was on the ticket. We’ve also been involved in Champions For Kids for almost a year now. Each month is a fun, new opportunity to help others.
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