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Monday, August 17, 2009

Teaching Your Child About Giving

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Education.com has republished our article, Five Great Ways to Teach Your Child About Philanthropy. In it we offer several tips for helping your child become a philanthropist including donating used clothes, food and new toys. Other experts advocate that you start early teaching your child to share, spend and save their money.

Interestingly, we've received a lot of feedback from parents and grandparents explaining how our site has helped the kids in their lives identify charities to help. That process enables kids to not only beef up their math skills, but to also learn about the size and diversity of the nonprofit sector. The education component of what we do is also apparent in the fact that many schools link directly to Charity Navigator's database as part of a class assignment.

How about you? How do you teach your kids to give back? Do they enjoy donating money or used items? Or would they prefer to volunteer?

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1 comment:

Eckert said...

I think it is very important that we teach our children at a young age how important it is to give. It's one way we can make our world a better place to live.

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