Here in New York City and neighboring areas of New Jersey and Connecticut, many families are still reeling from the devastating storm that hit our area nearly two weeks ago. Many are still without power, and countless numbers have been left homeless in the wake of the monster storm Hurricane Sandy.
My own family was extremely lucky, and we have been able to donate and pitch in where we can to help those in need. And the relief efforts I've seen among my friends and neighbors has lifted my spirits, and has given me something to talk about with my son as we discuss what still needs to be done in the aftermath of the storm. (Nothing like some hope to go along with all the bad news, I always say.)
Our future is in our children's hands, and if that future is to be one in which we help each other through disasters like Hurricane Sandy, then it is very important that we show our children what it means to volunteer to help those in need. Read my article on "How to Raise a Charitable Child." I promise you that it will not only help the future of our country, but help your child grow to be a more grateful and loving person as well.
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