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  1. I really like what you have said here, Pam – service and generosity are truly great things for children to learn and make part of their lives. And those things don’t have to be huge gestures – they can be just like what you talked about it. But those little foundations go a long way to fostering an attitude of service and kindness later.

  2. Beautiful post Pam. I’m with you all the way. Teaching our children to be generous is a basic building block for the foundation that will help them live rich lives. Not financial riches, but the kind that really matter. They comes from knowing you’re doing wonderful things for people who need it. The kind that comes with knowing that your actions, no matter how small, can make a positive impact in this world. I wish more people saw the world this way.

  3. Caught vs. Taught! Thanks for reminding us that children do learn more from what they “catch” us doing, then what we “tell” them to do! When we model the behavior we want to see, we will start to see more of it! Great post!

  4. Thank you for this wonderful post. It’s a gentle reminder to parents and teachers to take the time to teach our kids about sharing with, and helping others. Kids are amazing – they can be very generous if we let them choose their passion.

  5. What a lovely post! True that kids who have been seeing their parents being generous follow the model they’ve been given and even more. “Monkey see, monkey do” as they say. So let’s teach our kids generosity by making generosity a way of life in our homes. Generosity will definitely breed generosity.

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  6. Thank you for sharing this post. This is an ongoing conversation with my wife: lead by example. This is something we always here in business settings, but it also applies in our homes. Your kids learn more by what you do than what you say. So if you’re generous, there is high probability that they’ll follow your footsteps.

  7. Hey, great share…

    I loved this post. As a parent I understand that it is very important to inculcate good habits in your child. These children are the foundation of the society so it is very necessary to teach our kids to live generously. Generous people are capable of bringing great changes in the world.

    I am surely gonna share this informative post with my friends as well.

    Thanks for sharing and keep sharing more…….

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