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How to Teach Your Children that it’s Better to Give Than to Receive

 One of the greatest gifts that you can give your children is to teach them about the art of giving. They can carry this with them long after you have gone, it will be something to cherish, and it allows you to live on in their memories. The first step is to inspire your children to participate in the process of gifting. Giving someone a present is a way of recognizing his or her worth by providing something of value. Of course, we're talking about a lot more than just money, because a gift represents the giver's concern and gratitude for the recipient and being deliberate about the gift enhances the experience from all angles.

Earn and Learn

Buying a gift with money you have earned yourself is more meaningful, and it's a crucial lesson for children to learn at a young age. Assist them by suggesting age-appropriate extra chores around the house where they may earn some extra money. Work on a list and budgets with your children, allowing them input into what, who and why. This will aid them in knowing the approximate goal amount they may need to earn within a certain timeframe. Teach them that not all gifts need to come with a huge monetary value and sometimes the most meaningful ones can be a beautiful card with kind words that come from the heart. 

Set an Example

Be a good example to your children – let them see how much care and attention you put into gifting. Do you have an anniversary coming up, or your partner’s birthday? Let the children be involved, or at least privy to your plans. Men are notoriously difficult to buy for, and for this reason, bespoke gifts with that extra touch can prove very popular. Giving a gift that holds memories, emotions, and the narrative of your relationship is a wonderful choice. At chapter79.co.uk you will find individual pieces of timeless and unique jewellery for that special someone in your life. 

Volunteer

Another opportunity to be a good role model for your children is to teach them about volunteering. Volunteering will not only allow your children to have fun and donate without spending money, but it will also help them develop kindness and compassion. This is a great way to give your time. Finding a cause close to those whom you wish to gift and donating there in their name can be a treasured gift that will be remembered far longer than a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine. 

Homemade is from the Heart

One of the easiest ways to involve your children in the gift-giving process is to help them make their own gifts. Crafting and baking are the most obvious choices and there are endless possibilities of what your children can create using their skills and passions. The best way to teach your children about giving and gifting is to help them to think outside of the box. Not all gifts belong in a box, and those from the heart, that give of your time and talents are more treasured than most. As it says in 2 Corinthians 9:7 “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

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