Want to spend more meaningful time as a family? Consider volunteering together.
Start by learning about the needs in your community. Look in the newspaper for stories about groups that are making a difference. Then try to think about a way you and your children can get involved.
It’s a good idea to try several short projects to see what fits best with your family’s schedule and interests. So sign up for a cleanup of a local park one month. The next, you may want to make lunches for the homeless.
There are real benefits for both your family and for your community. As you volunteer, you help your children see that they can make a difference. You’ll see your children in new ways as they display talents you might not have recognized. Your children will also see you putting your values in action.
Families who start volunteering usually make it a regular part of their schedule. They are giving to others. But they all say they receive much more than they give.
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