After the last two years of pandemic living, many of us have learned to have an appreciation and gratitude for the simple things in life. With that attitude of gratitude often comes a tendency to be generous with our time, money, or other resources. When we approach our life circumstances with an intentional focus on the abundance and blessings around us, our hearts are perfectly positioned to recognize hardship in others and be prepared to generously stand in the gap for those who need us.
The problem is, how do we teach this generosity to our kids? After two years of non-traditional schooling, crash courses in computer-based education, and social interactions with strict mask-wearing and social distancing enforced? With young children in the house, it can be hard to teach generosity when we’ve spent two years worrying about ourselves and how to exclude others from our “safe” inner circles.
Here are four of our favorite ways to teach our children about generosity as we re-enter life, post-pandemic:
This list is not all-inclusive, but these four ideas might help spark an idea within our families of how to re-enter society with an attitude of gratitude and a heart positioned for generosity. As we continue to move forward and raise the next generation of leaders, we have a chance to intentionally mold them to be better than we were. After all, “when you know better you do better,” Maya Angelou.
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