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As a mom, it hits me now more than ever the need to help others. As someone who has always had the heart and mindset that we are meant to help out others, I've realized it has surfaced even more. When you think about your own children, you want the best and always hope that if they were ever in need, someone would do their part to help out.
It might be something as simple as helping a friend move or watching their child when reliable childcare isn't available, or going as far as taking part in an entire movement to better your community or society as a whole. If there is one thing I hope to teach my children, it is to be a contributing member to society; do your part to help out.
Since I was a little girl, I remember finding ways to help volunteer my time. My grandpa taught me young to help out by things as simple as collecting pop tabs for charity and that helped mold my thoughts on reaching out as an adult today. Throughout high school, I volunteered for various organizations or events. I found ways to share my time at a local nursing home, clean up at an animal shelter, or be an event volunteer for the Special Olympics.
Every action helps make a difference and show your children what it means to help others. I regularly sport various "cause" ribbons from the breast cancer logo
to the domestic violence ribbons and so forth. It's a simple task many might overlook but, when your child asks "What is that for?", it's an easy way to throw in a, "I wear this to help others understand_____".
My children have visited animal shelters on a regular basis, spent time with those who are ill, or had an extra friend to play with while Mommy helped a friend.
Do you find ways to help teach your children about helping others?