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Five Ways to Volunteer with your Daughter

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When my girls were younger we made shopping for toys to donate a holiday tradition. Now that they’re a little older, I’m brainstorming ways to up their volunteerism/charitable giving. But here’s my struggle. I want them to understand the importance of giving, but I don’t want them to feel sympathy for the people they’re helping. I want them […]


4 Tips for Raising Your Child to be a Responsible Citizen

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Here are four tips for raising kids that are responsible citizens: Lead by example. When your kids see you doing something, that becomes their norm. Let them see you voting, volunteering, etc. Explain that good citizens are not only concerned with themselves, but with the wellbeing of others. Extend the citizenship conversation to include global […]

Teaching Kids To Give Back During The Holidays

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Volunteering and giving back during the holiday season is a great way to teach our children the true meaning of the holiday season. When my girls were younger (toddlers and preschool age) we were limited in the types of volunteering they could do, so we started an annual tradition of buying toys to donate. It […]