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Gift Giving For Children & Parents During the Holiday Seasons

Gift Giving For Children & Parents During the Holiday Seasons

Parents who want their children to become humble and unselfish gift-givers will find this child gift-giving article helpful.  When children experience the feeling of giving, without expecting something in return, their character, self-esteem and moral pride is strengthened.  Below are some holiday gift-giving ideas that may help you and your child earn an extra special feeling this holiday season.

Teaching Your Child To Give

  • During the holiday seasons, many schools sponsor gift-giving programs.  Call your child’s school to see how they can get involved.
  • Each year there are hundreds of single parent homes where the single parent and child have no place to go to celebrate the holiday.  Encourage your child to get involved with you in inviting this family over for a dinner or celebration together.  Watch your child’s reaction as he or she realizes that they have learned another way to make new friends.
  • Some parents take their children to their local mall or shopping center that has a gift tree with paper ornaments that has a child’s age, sex and gift ideas written on them.  Children are encouraged to buy a gift for a child listed on the paper ornament and leave it gift wrapped under the tree.
  • During these tough economic times, more and more families shop at Goodwill and other donation outlets to purchase their gifts.  Encourage your child to go through their used toys, electronics and other potential items that they have and are no longer using.  Donate the item to the organization that excepts donations for resale.

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