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there is someone who needs assistance with lawn maintenance. Kids can help rake leaves or mow grass. It may even be as simple as asking an elderly or handicapped neighbor if they need help moving their toter out front on trash collection day. Perhaps a neighbor has a dog but is unable to take it for walk. This is a great way to help out – and get some family exercise at the same time!

And it’s important to remember that “volunteer service” is

not limited to donations and chores. Time … time spent with another person, talking, listening – that can be the greatest gift of all. And it’s a gift that truly blesses the giver as much as the receiver.

Encouraging your child to be of service to others may very

well be the greatest lesson a parent can teach. Even better than giving up that last cupcake.

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Lora Wimsatt is a mother, grandmother and writer. She enjoys the everyday blessings and adventures of life, especially her family.

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Owensboro Parent - July 2012  

Owensboro Parent, the FREE guide to raising a family in Owensboro, Kentucky. Featured Articles: Parent Talk, The Last Cupcake, Adoption A...

Owensboro Parent - July 2012  

Owensboro Parent, the FREE guide to raising a family in Owensboro, Kentucky. Featured Articles: Parent Talk, The Last Cupcake, Adoption A...

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