Charity Begins at Home: How to Teach Your Child to Be Generous
Charity begins at home is a well-known proverb that asks to take care of one’s family before taking care for others. However, the phrase might be common but it is often misunderstood. People interpreted the phrase as simply taking care of yourself and your family before worrying about other people.
An example of this misunderstanding is that you should not worry about other’s welfare before your own family needs are met. Although this belief is understandable, it is a misrepresentation of the proverb.
Multiple studies backed up the fact that there is happiness and fulfillment that comes from helping others. In a sense, being charitable is one of the secrets of having a good life. Charity begins at home is not just about putting your family’s needs before others, it is about teaching the children on the essence of generosity.
Parents can be a model for a charitable behavior and how to put others first. Children can see what their parents do and learn from it. Raising children to have a giving attitude will help them lead into a fulfilling life.
Studies show the mere fact of identifying gratitude and sharing it measurably increases happiness over 10% in ones life.
How to teach your child to be generous
Charity begins at home also means that making a difference begins at home. Csnaps.org is an advocate of grace-based crowdfunding. The Gratitude Lounge is a place to show your public grace or a prayer of thanks. Motivate your children to learn about other people’s gratitude as it enables to bring us together in order to share our most similar gift, GRATITUDE.