Monday, November 7, 2011

Helping Kids Make a Difference

Children have a natural sense of detecting injustice, which makes them perfect candidates to help support causes they believe in. Two realizations in particular have stuck out for Keely: the mistreatment of animals and the fact that some of her friends’ parents couldn’t get legally married. 
Keely writing letters during a Marriage Equality event. Later she got to hand deliver them to the governor's office.
I have my own causes that I support, but I think it’s important for us as parents to help encourage our kids to work to make positive changes in causes that are important to them. Whether it’s humanitarian, environmental or political, volunteering gives them the opportunity to look at issues that are bigger than themselves and their own wants and needs, and realize they can change the world for the better.

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