August 29, 2014

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Teaching the importance of compassion

The holiday season is a time for giving thanks and giving back.  Now is the perfect time of year to teach children the importance of community service and nurture the spirit of giving.

Start by choosing a charity in your own community.  Then talk to youth about the kinds of charities they would like to support.

If an organization is looking for food donations, give your children the money you want to spend on donations and let them choose the food items at the grocery stores. Thoughtful selections give them a chance to think about what some who are less fortunate might need.