Raising Philanthropic Children
Raising children includes instilling values and habits that help young people grow into caring and productive members of society. Children learn philanthropic behavior and habits from family, faith-based practice, school, and other community influences. Throughout this course you will learn some of the theory, concepts, and practices that guide young people to be giving and empathetic adults.
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner may request a certificate suitable for a professional development portfolio, or as proof of educational clock hours that can be used toward continuing education credit in most states. Please contact your State Department of Education for specific information.
The learner will
- learn tips and tools for raising philanthropic children.
- relate philanthropy development to theories of child development.
Parents want their children to be happy and successful in life, and they have learned that great happiness comes from giving and making a difference for the common good. We gain joy and optimism from contributing to something bigger than ourselves. Many parents ask, "How can I raise children who give, care, and share?" In this section, we explore the rationale for why it is important to raise philanthropic children.
In this section, you will learn about how philanthropy can be introduced to children aged five and younger. Children of all ages can engage in philanthropic activities, helping to shape them into conscientious citizens later in life. Included in this section are a small sampling of activities that you can participate in to teach philanthropy to children under the age of five.
In this section, you will learn about how philanthropy can be strengthened in the lives of six to twelve year olds. Children this age are becoming increasingly active and sure of their abilities and will readily look to practice their self-identified strengths in the world.
In this section we will focus on the teenage years and how one can encourage philanthropic action. The adolescent period is defined by the transition between childhood and adulthood and finding personal voice and identity. With this transition comes an exciting time where they will begin to cement what they will accomplish in the world moving forward.
This quiz has four multiple-choice questions based on the mini-course "Raising Philanthropic Children." If you answer 75 percent correctly, you will have the opportunity to download a personalized certificate. You may revisit the course and retake the quiz, if desired. There is an additional...