With finances tight for many in the United States, giving to charity may not be at the top of your list of places your money needs to go. Yet, while giving to charity is always an optional thing, doing so on a regular basis can have very real benefits for you and your family.
Teaching Your Children About Charity
Why would your children need to know about charity? Well, it’s one of the key ways that you can help your children develop into caring, well-rounded people when they get older. And in a world so full of violence and apathy, raising concerned, empathetic children is a necessity for the future.
Children, in fact, are naturally caring. One study found that children as young as 21 months show signs of empathy when their parents are upset (crying or arguing). Another study, this one published in the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Developmental Psychology journal, found that even young children who are aggressive and disruptive show “concern for the welfare of others.” However, the startling finding is that this concern can decrease as children reach school age.