Want to encourage your daugther to embrace the concepts of philanthropy and service to others? Do, don't tell.
A new survey from Harris Interactive Service Bureau found that teenagers were more likely to be philanthropic if their parents were, too. Though 90 percent of parents surveyed said they want their children to be charitable, only 29 percent regularly talked to their kids about the importance of giving.
"Teens who regularly donated their time or money said their parents were their primary influence, the report said. These teens were more likely to hold paying jobs and have responsibilities for helping neighbors.” Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune]
The report also included suggestions for parents who want to encourage their teens to be more charitable and engage in community service. Suggestions included: talking to your child about your own volunteer work, explaining how your kids can make a difference in other people’s lives, and helping your child set and reach giving-related goals.
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