Parenting involves teaching the children a lot of different and often complicated ideas to help them make better decisions while growing up. Among these concepts, teaching a child to be charity seems to be one of the most complicated issues. We researched some ideas to help parents teach their kids philanthropy so it doesn’t seem strange to them at the later stages of their lives. So, here are 5 tips for parenting a young philanthropist without getting stressed out.

Teach them selflessness

You can begin by teaching the kids selflessness and how everyone is not as self-sufficient as their family is. Be sure this is not a complicated thing though. The deepness of your conversation would have to do with how much information our kid can handle at that particular age and time of their life. Try to keep it as simple as possible by relating it to their world. A simple statement like ‘not every family has enough like us’ should make them want to think. If they understand that not everyone has enough, it’s highly likely they may want to give back as they grow older.

Get them involved

Remember they say charity begins at home? It is just apt and completely true in this case too. You can start taking them along to those local charity or community gathering especially those older ones. Letting them get involved and possibly contribute will help to create a kind of reawakening or light the fire in them. This way, they’d be learning what it means to not just know that things are happening but also to let them know that they can contribute their resources to making things better.

Teach them how to give

Teaching them to give early will also go a long way to influence their inclination to charitable causes later on in their life. From their little collection of toys, books, and clothes, you can start imbibing the giving culture into them by encouraging them to give out of their abundance. You can encourage them to visit hospitals or homeless shelters to give out to the needy from the abundance of their collection. This way, it becomes easier for them to give out and contribute to noble causes as they grow older.

Making sure the charity is legit

While philanthropy is a charitable cause, it is necessary to ensure the resources they are committing are well-utilized. Start by helping them to research those charities that interest them to confirm the authenticity and genuineness of the organization.  By doing this, it means their contribution would be properly utilized. They’d also be getting lessons as to how important it is to ensure the charity channels their resources to the right quarters.

Documenting it

While we do not encourage getting unnecessarily obnoxious with publicizing the deeds you’ve done and causes you’ve been involved, getting the word across and seeing them discuss issues concerning this can also be good for the causes. It also makes sense to make people understand how they see the cause and getting the word across on social media should be in furtherance of service to the cause and not for social media ‘likes’.

Raising a philanthropist is a work in itself but understanding how things should progress gradually makes it easier to direct the kids to the right path. Parents should also understand that the young age of their children is the best time to teach these young ones these values and principles that will later go on to influence that adult life.