GIFT GEN­EROS­ITY

Health & Nutrition - - PARENTING -

Con­tin­u­ing our se­ries on bring­ing up healthy kids. This month…

Although giv­ing is just as im­por­tant in Jan­uary as in May, there’s no bet­ter time than the va­ca­tions to talk about the world-chang­ing ex­pe­ri­ence of gen­eros­ity. It’s amaz­ing. The more we give, the more we get out of life. What’s more, gen­er­ous chil­dren are likely to grow into healthy adults! Tell them how they can give of them­selves each day. Teach them to em­pathize with how peo­ple feel and tell them how gen­eros­ity is more than just shar­ing a toy with a sib­ling; it’s see­ing what oth­ers need and giv­ing them the re­sources to help them. Chil­dren are hard wired to be gen­er­ous and kind, but we need to have th­ese qual­i­ties brought out. Here’s how to nur­ture their giv­ing spirit and make it last a life­time…

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