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I'm Giving This Book to Every Family I Know ... Even w/o Kids,
This review is from: Raising Charitable Children (Hardcover)I found this book so funny, so frank and so refreshing. Lots of great, practical ideas, not just about what to do in terms of charity and volunteering but about why and how to do it and how to involve your kids in meaningful ways. The author doesn't suggest you have to go about this charity thing HER way; instead, she helps you discover YOUR way. I liked that.
There was a lot competing with Carol Weisman's book for my attention when I bought it -- several books already on the nightstand -- but once I picked up RAISING CHARITABLE CHILDREN, I couldn't put it down (an easy, meaty read)... and my youngest is almost 20 years old, so it's not like I'm doing a lot of hands-on parenting anymore.
I started reading with a bit of a chip on my shoulder -- I felt I had done a lot of things "right" in raising my own charitable child and wondered if the author would disagree. As I read, I felt both validated but also motivated to take some additional steps, even at this late stage in my parenting.
Already, this book has changed the way my family celebrates birthdays, thanks to the "Grandma's Birthday Gift" chapter, and it will change the way we support our favorite causes from here on out. Look out, future grandkids!
I'm sending copies to everyone I know who has a baby. Beyond that, I believe every teacher, every pastor, every coach, every CEO should apply the lessons from this book -- its wisdom is so adaptable. In a mere 125 pages, Carol Weisman captures the most important keys to making our world kinder, more civilized and a heck of a lot more fun.