12 Ways to Teach Kids How to Be More Grateful and Giving

It's never too early to teach your kids to be more selfless -- and we've got the tips to help you do it! (13 Photos)

Ylonda Caviness on Nov 1, 2013 at 2:08PM

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12 Ways to Teach Kids How to Be More Grateful and Giving

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Be honest. As a kid, you know you rolled your eyes at dinner when your parents went on about starving Third-World children. “Guilting them into action is not a very effective strategy," says child psychiatrist Michael Brody, M.D. "You don't want giving to come from a sense of obligaion." As an alternative, focus on the good your child can offer. Say, “Wow, remember how you once loved that toy? You’re such a big girl now; it could make a little kid very happy.” 

 

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