Instill generosity as kids head back to school Abbotsford BC

With bright flyers arriving on our doorsteps and flashy ads on TV promoting back to school supplies and clothes, a new school year can start with a l ...

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Instill generosity as kids head back to school

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(NC)-With bright flyers arriving on our doorsteps and flashy ads on TV promoting back to school supplies and clothes, a new school year can start with a lot of "gimmees!" and "I wants!". When you add in being overtired as a result of adjusting to a new school schedule and having to remember how to share and cooperate with classmates, kids can become cranky and demanding. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to help remind kids how to be generous at back to school time.

Encourage them to find a cause - Telling your children to be generous is very different from giving them the responsibility to find something they care about themselves. Donating to a local hospital capital campaign can be hard for a child to understand, but websites like www.ccfcanada.ca offer a whole host of donation opportunities for kids in Canada to help children overseas. Having a class raise money to buy a soccer ball for a child who would otherwise never get one is an act of generosity kids will get excited about.

Help them be responsible for their kindness - It's easy for parents to make a donation and tell the kids about it, but making the child responsible for raising and collecting the donation is an important part of learning generosity. Ask your child if they think the child they are trying to help would appreciate a portion of their allowance? Encourage them to be a leader and look for ways to get their school and classmates involved in making a difference too. You'll be surprised how doing a little activity to raise money for someone in need will make your child's heart grow.

Recognize them publicly for what they are doing - Starting a "get behind me" campaign that asks classmates and teachers for support gives children the kind of public affirmation that encourages generosity. Asking parents on their soccer or baseball team to donate a Loonie for every goal or hit is a good way to help kids feel publicly rewarded for what they are doing.

More ideas about how to get kids and schools involved in generous activities is available online at www.ccfcanada.ca.

Credit: www.newscanada.com