Tis the season to give to others! One way we can express an attitude of gratitude is by giving to others. In this season of giving, there are so many opportunities to give. Some of the most valuable things we can give cost nothing but our time. When we include our children in charity and service to others, we teach them that giving of their time not only benefits others, but is also incredibly rewarding for the giver. Consider allowing your children to choose the ways in which they want to give charitably. Do they love animals? Perhaps they can donate old blankets or pet supplies while visiting a local animal shelter. Do you have elderly neighbors that could use their leaves raked? Or perhaps they play an instrument and could perform for a nursing home audience. Giving them the ability to choose important charitable causes close to their hearts can make the experiences more meaningful for your whole family.