Shannon Philpott-Sanders

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From Presents to Philanthropy: Teaching the True Meaning of the Holidays

Screen shot 2013-11-26 at 7.37.59 AMPublished November 2013: eHow Mom

From Presents to Philanthropy: Teaching the True Meaning of the Holidays

Article Excerpt:

If it seems like the holidays are taken over by presents, wish lists and decorating, it’s time to get back to the basics: teaching your children the true meaning of the holidays. “While parents are focusing on this year round, the holidays are a major built-in opportunity for parents to help children develop character and values,” says Rachel Robertson, director of education and development at Bright Horizons Family Solutions. “Receiving gifts has no long-term impact on a child’s development, but contributing to others and learning about giving and selflessness does.” Continue reading

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