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How to teach Generosity to the Children

By Tahir AliPublished 4 months ago 3 min read

Generosity is not only about financial and material possessions though. The people can be generous with their, thoughts, feeling and time by serving the people around. In everyday live we can learn from the other people’s thoughts, acts and feelings how to work for the virtue and the noble causes.

It's normal for kids to get a little carried away by themselves. The parents should teach them to start focus on the generosity, especially when they are young. They should look around and find the people or things need help and attention. This generally means that children learn to ask for the things they want fairly early in their development and will have many opportunities to perfect their technique. But as children get older, it also becomes imperative that they look beyond their own needs and be more responsive to the needs of others. Parents play a huge role in helping children develop generosity, whether through encouragement or by examples before the children.

Generosity is the habit of giving without expecting anything in return. We hope that this is a quality that our children will learn from us or from the people around them. It may not come as naturally as we would expect for a young child. Often as parents (and others) we will have to take the lead in teaching these qualities to our children. Generosity usually begins with children sharing their possessions with other peers. This important asset can not only be learned at home, but also applied at school.

Learning about generosity can begin when children are young. For others, doing respectful things helps them see what the world is outside of them. It also puts them on the right track to change the lives of others. Here's how you can help.

Set a role model.

Take time to help others. Help your neighbor by digging his way or planting green. Give your child the opportunity to talk about experiences of helping others. Ask your child: "What's up with me?" These questions will help them understand why their help has changed others.

Let your child choose how he wants to help others.

Ask about your child's interests, then guide them to a project they can do on their own. Children who love to read can quietly collect used books and donate to a local charity.

Tell your child that simple things can help others.

Your child may have someone to walk in line for him or work for siblings. Help your child see the effects of his actions. "How did you feel about helping someone else today?"

Remind your child that helping others will not always lead to praise.

Explain to your child that sometimes people do not thank him for help. Even if your child's kindness is not accepted, it makes sense. Tell your child that not saying thank you is a way to be generous. This means that you are helping someone do something good.

Act daily.

Often when we think of generosity it’s in terms of gift-giving or volunteering, but generosity can also be a spontaneous part of your day. Let children know that it is always good to look for little ways to make a positive difference in someone’s day.

Start participating in a charity.

Kids can get into the act of giving back by choosing a charity for the family to donate. If every member of the family chooses a cause to support, however modestly, it can start a conversation about what each person values.

Spread cheer.

Making cookies, cards and small presents can be fun for kids, and giving them to people in their community can make them feel part of something bigger.


About the Creator

Tahir Ali

I am passionate to spend time with litrature. I am struggling to see, hear and percieve things that aren't really unfolded. I love to work in fields of Social, Psychological, Family, Spiritual, Cultural and Public Health issues.

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