Christopher Smith MD Author


Teaching Our Children the Importance of Giving

 Dear Dads,

When it comes to our children, we want to teach them everything we can. We want them to grow up and be successful and kind adults. One of the best things that we can teach them is that it is better to give than receive.

When we teach our children to be giving, we are teaching them one of the most important life lessons there is. We teach them to think beyond themselves, and to think of others, and their needs. This lesson will shift as they get older, and will be adapted to their home lives, their professional interactions, and their societal environment. 

One of the biggest, and best, benefits of learning this lesson is that it will help our children develop strong relationships. When our children learn to give to others, they create connections. They build bridges with others, and help them with other life skills like empathy and compassion. These connections will often last a lifetime, and bring joy to both the giver and the receiver. 

As we teach our children to give more than they receive, we teach them about the importance of helping others. We are teaching them that it is important to think about others and to reflect on how they are in a position to help. They learn to be more selfless than selfish and in turn, learn to value their fellow humans. In addition, we are teaching them about the importance of being warm and caring.

As our children grow up and go out into the world, they will be more likely to succeed if they have learned these important lessons. They will be more likely to forge genuine, lasting relationships in both their personal and professional lives. They will know how to treat others with respect and kindness, and they will be more likely to make a difference in the world.

One last benefit of being a giving person is that it makes us happy. Yes, giving makes us happy! When we do something good for someone else, it warms something inside, and can light up our whole day. The satisfaction that we get from helping others and making them happy comes full circle.

So, let’s teach our children the importance of giving. This life lesson is one that benefits the greater good, and our children in the process.


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