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Week 2 is all about GIVING. How can help our kids to be giving kids, and not gimme kids?
A lot of it starts with our example – do our kids see us giving?
Today’s guest, author and Mercy House Global founder Kristen Welch is here to help us spark the gift of giving. In March of 2010, Kristen traveled to Kenya, Africa, with Compassion International, the world’s largest child sponsorship program, to blog their relief efforts in the slums of Nairobi (Kristen’s blog is We are THAT Family). In 2013, Kristen was burdened with the need to provide sustainable jobs for women and in poverty. Fair Trade Friday was born out of this burden and is now helping thousands of women around the globe. You can shop and learn more at Mercy House Global. And you can get Kristen’s book, Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World.
In today’s episode, you’ll learn:
- How to turn your child’s gift list into an opportunity to give
- How to transition your children from “making them give” to them giving on their own
- The value of showing the world to your child
- How to reach out to neighbors
- The magic and blessing of giving