Published January 2013: Mom.Me
What Do Kids Learn By Volunteering
‘Gratitude’ is one of the lessons kids pick up by helping others
One of the goals of a parent is to raise a responsible child who’s willing to help others. In a “me” society, that task can be challenging. But focusing excessively on oneself is typically the pathway to unhappiness, says clinical psychologist Carl Hindy. Volunteering, however, provides children with an opportunity to gain important life skills while learning to put others first.
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– Shannon Philpott