Last month we had the opportunity to go to a nursing home and parade around in our Halloween costumes.  It was so much fun for all of the residents to see the little kids dressed up.
You could tell that the event made their day and everyone had the biggest smiles on their faces.  I especially loved one woman who was holding one of the babies and didn’t quite want to give him back.  :)  I thought a lot about how important it is to teach our kids to love and serve others.  I decided to try and think of different ways I could involve my little guy in giving to others, more than just tagging along with me when I drop someone off cookies?
I love our family challenge this month hosted by Janine!  It is the perfect answer to how to get our kids in the giving spirit, so please share your ideas with us!!!  (Or PIN ones you’d like to do!)
The “Gift of Giving” Series

It is easy to tell our children to share and as long as we are there to enforce it, they probably will.  But, how do we inspire a spirit of generosity?  How do we train up children who give to others, not because they are told to, but because they have a genuine desire to help people in need?

This month I have partnered with the Family Network to bring you some insightful and exciting ways to develop a giving heart in your children.  Join us, as we “Give the Gift of Giving” to our families.

Give the Gift:  Give back to your community as a family.  Then leave a comment, add a photo to Facebook, or email me about it.  You can also link up any ideas on how to give back with your family, favorite charities you support, or how to develop giving hearts.  We will be featuring your posts throughout the holiday season!  So, make sure you follow us!

This link up will be included in each post in the Series. That means your posts will be featured for a whole month!

Posts in this Series:

Teach Compassion
Be an Elf
Elbow Grease

 A Timeless Gift

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Family Network Partners:

Play with Your Family
Fun on a Dime
Serene is My Name Not My Life
Hands on as We Grow
LDS Parenting
Mom to Three Babies

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