• 30 June 2008
One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
I love this clever list of "do good ideas" for parents & children alike. What a great way to teach children empathy in a real environment! Such a breath of fresh air. I hope I can be motivated enough to practice some of these with my own kiddos.
A few favorites:
1. Pick up litter in your neighborhood park or playground.
(I think I'd bring inexpensive latex gloves from the grocery store for my kids to wear)
2. Set up a lemonade stand to benefit our troops or a local hospital (really, any charity will do).
If I participated in the latter with my kids, I would involve them in dropping off the funds as well just to cement the whole experience into their little impressionable minds :) Perhaps a little tour of the facilities/grounds (if applicable) would be in order also.
Click here to read the original article in Parents magazine.