rearing unselfish children

“Good luck with that” is what one friend said when I told her I was reading a book called Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World. But this book, written by Jill Rigby, is actually quite practical – and hopeful. The basic premise of the book is that if you model generosity and others-focused living then your children are quite likely to follow in your footsteps.

I know, you don’t need to read a book to figure that out. But the book contains lots of specific ideas for how your family can love and care for other people. Suggestions are broken down by age group so the book is equally relevant to the parents of a teen or a preschooler.

It’s a book worth reading if you want to help your children “give till it feels good.”

What is your favorite activity for helping children become more others-focused?

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2 thoughts on “rearing unselfish children

  1. Last summer at Camp Clair the kids and I baked muffins and walked around town giving them to some ladies from church. The kids liked it, and reaped the rewards of some kind words and pieces of candy to boot. We may repeat the activity next summer.

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