Good deeds aren’t just for boy scouts

Activity Type Setting Cost Time
No Cost
More than an hour


Sit down with your child and talk about acts of service – things that people do for other people just to make them feel good.  Make a list of acts of service your child could do like shoveling snow for a neighbor, raking leaves for a friend, or walking a grandparent’s dog.  Keep the list someplace visible and encourage your child to perform an act on some regular interval (daily or weekly.)  When possible, have him offer the service anonymously so that the activity is really about service not praise.  Every time an act is completed, talk about how it felt to offer up that service.

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