Simple Acts: The Busy Family's Guide to Giving Back

Simple Acts: The Busy Family's Guide to Giving Back

by Natalie Silverstein MPH


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Take a fresh approach to community service and giving back. Teaching young children to be socially conscious, community-oriented, and eager to volunteer seems like a daunting task, especially for busy families with children of varying ages. Simple Acts brings busy parents practical, easy-to-do ideas to involve the whole family in volunteering and helping others in the community.

With step-by-step instructions, you'll learn:

  • The proven value of service in raising compassionate children
  • How to choose community-service options that are right for your family
  • Ideas for integrating volunteering and service into your already-busy schedule
  • Ways to help your children experience the deep satisfaction of helping others

Full of advice, tips, and real-life stories; this fun, easy-to-use guide helps parents and children of all ages incorporate hands-on community service experiences into their daily lives. You're never too young -or too old- to start giving back!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780876598139
Publisher: Gryphon House Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2019
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Natalie Silverstein, MPH, is the volunteer coordinator of Doing Good TogetherTM in New York City. She is a frequent presenter to parents, faculty, students, and community groups and is a contributor to parenting blog She holds a Master's Degree in Public Health from Yale University. She and her family regularly make time to volunteer in their community.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction: There's Always Time to Give Back 1

Chapter 1 Organizing Playdates with Purpose 9

Chapter 2 Planning a Birthday Party with Purpose 22

Chapter 3 Milestones with Meaning 38

Chapter 4 Kindness Month by Month 47

Chapter 5 Kindness Day by Day 63

Chapter 6 Taking Service on the Road 69

Chapter 7 Creating Family Tradition Around Service 78

Resource Guide 96

References 111

Index 114


Ideal for parents and caregivers of children ages 3-8

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