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Thursday, July 03, 2014

How to Raise Charitable Children- an interview with Carol Weisman on Uncommon Giving

The Rock the World Network is a community of uncommon givers. The Uncommon Giving show features the leaders of charities, foundations and corporations rocking our world.

This episode is #33 of all time in the top 50 shows on Solutionz Live!

How many times have we heard ourselves, our friends, or our kids' grandparents complain that children have too many things and don't appreciate any of it? We all enjoy doing things for children - buying them something special, taking them on a fun outing, throwing a great birthday party. But at the same time, many of us fear that without some balance, most children will grow up thinking only of themselves.

This observation is what led Carol Weisman, MSW, CSP, MOM, to write "Raising Charitable Children." In this book, Weisman shares real-life stories collected from allover the world of how parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, scout leaders, friends, next door neighbors, and her own family have either initiated or supported ways to teach children how to give back to those in need. But she doesn't stop there. After each of the stories, Weisman offers specific steps to help anyone translate these ideas into action. In this way, she turns what might have been just a lot of wonderful stories into a set of practical maps or models anyone can use to start making a difference now.

Carol works closely with The Chronicle of Philanthropy doing a blog on fundraising, webinars and an advice column. When not speaking, writing and traveling, she works out with a group of plus-sized runners called "The Chaffing Dishes."

To listen to the show click HERE

To order Carol's book click HERE

Carol's website is http://www.boardbuilders.com/
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