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Serving Dads

Father’s Day is coming up quick!  Are you ready?  Why not make serving the honored father a major part of this Father’s Day?  We’ve rounded up some great service-oriented Father’s Day ideas for you to try this year.  Easy, cheap, and meaningful, just like Daddy likes.

Why serve dad?  We should teach our children to serve everyone but sometimes that idea is too abstract to a child whose world is here and now and the service is for someone far away that they don’t know.  Serving daddy is a perfect way for kids to see how much their service can brighten the day of the recipient, and to see how good they feel when they’ve helped someone.  Fathers are so important in their children’s lives; let’s make sure they feel appreciated this Father’s Day.

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How to Make Volunteering a Pinnacle Part of Your Family Traditions

Volunteering is a great way to give time and/or resources to a worthy cause, but it can also be a great way for families to bond. By volunteering with your family, you can create a central purpose and teach your children important values, like empathy, responsibility, and selflessness. If you want to make sure your volunteer experience becomes a part of your family’s culture and not just a one-time thing, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Summer Service Bucket List

It's summertime! Ok, not officially for a few weeks and kids here in Eugene still have a few days left of school but it's close enough that summer is on everyone's minds. What are your summer plans? You've probably already planned any big trips and registered for camps (although if you need a camp Aug 6-10 for your 3-6yo you should sign up for our Kindness Camp!); might even have the schedule for your favorite rec swims and library programs jotted down. Some families choose to plan a routine for each day and others plan to go with the flow of summer spontaneity. No matter what your summer plans are, do they include service? Depending on your family, it might mean working some random acts of kindness into your road trip or being extra nice to the other kids at camp or getting to know your neighbors with a summer BBQ or picking up litter on a hike or .... Summer provides so many opportunities for service!

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Explaining Martin Luther King Day to the Kids

Struggling with how to teach your kids about Martin Luther King Day? We've got lots of book ideas and a simple social experiment that even the littlest of kids will get a grasp of. 

Kids want life to be fair. How many times has your kid said "but that's not fair!"? Too many to count? It's an easy concept for kids because it means a lot to them. It's also an easy way to teach about MLK Day.

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