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Raising Giving Kids: How To Host and Throw a Party That Has Purpose

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On Mom It Forward throughout the month of January, I’ve discussed ways to use your crafting ability to create shoes. I’ve listed 12 ways you and your child can start giving today. We outlined three tips in choosing an appropriate volunteer experience for your family. I’ve even laid out steps to teach your little ones to collect, create, and cash-in. Today’s focus? Parties with a purpose.

My daughter has been planning her birthday party for the last …

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parent volunteer1 Parent Volunteers: 3 Ways Parents Can Volunteer With Kids

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One way to raise giving children is to help them see the needs of others and the easiest way to see needs in your community is to get involved. However, picking an age-appropriate volunteer activity can be challenging, especially with little ones.





3 Ways a Parent Can Volunteer
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donations Family Activities: 12 Ways You and Your Kids Can Serve Others

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It’s a Tuesday in January at Mom It Forward and that means we are talking about fun ideas and strategies to raise giving kids. In previous weeks, we’ve highlighted Sole Hope, a kid-friendly organization your family can serve with, and we’ve also discussed the Three C’s of Service: …

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wagon Kid Friendly Service Ideas: How to Teach Kids to Collect, Create, and Cash-in

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Of course we want generous and centered kids, but how do you involve young children in service?  That’s easy. Break service… into the three C’s: collect, create, and cash-in.
Collect
Teach kids to collect. Depending on the time of year, you can find agencies and churches collecting just about

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Chocolate-Gift Ideas for Christmas-Neighbor Gifts Kids Activities: Chocolate Gifts for the Neighbors

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Chocolate. Christmas. Community. Children. All of these things are what I love about the holiday season. So, what could be more perfect than combining all four—kids activities, including homemade gift ideas for the neighbors made of chocolate?
Last night, my kids and I were in an edible arts and crafts…

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outside tree Charitable Children: 3 Ways to Teach Your Kids How To Give Back

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Everyone has a unique way to give back. We all have different things we are passionate about. I have a love for the homeless. Some help the elderly…, orphans, or people in other nations.
This year, my kids and I will be decorating a homeless Christmas tree along

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boy and dog Animal Shelters: How Adopting a Pet Can Make a Difference

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We all want our children to grow up to be responsible adults. At the same time, we want our children to be socially responsible and make a difference in the community… around them. So why don’t we look for opportunities to create a win-win situation in both areas: teaching

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Sweets-Christmas-The Holidays-Reindeer Candy Cane Sweets: Giving Out Candy Canes as a Thank You for Kindness

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What are the holidays without sweets? And what is Christmas without giving? One of the family traditions we’ve found most memorable, not to mention fun, this time of year is passing out sweet treats… throughout December to thank people for their kindness.
How to Make Reindeer Candy Canes
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money tree picture courtesy of Keerati Charities: What the Research Says About Raising Giving Children

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Is there research on kids giving service? A




s a young fundraiser for nonprofits helping children, nature, and the arts, I was amazed at the generosity of people and fascinated by their reasons for giving, which were as varied as the people themselves. As a graduate student in public

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Thankful Hand Gratefulness: Thankful Hands Kid-Friendly Craft Project

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Thanksgiving…—The month of November is a great time to focus on things we are thankful for in our lives. When our kids were little, we traced their hands onto construction paper and wrote down the things they were grateful for on them. This has been a tradition ever since.

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