Volunteering Loves Company

Actions speak louder than words. It is much more effective to volunteer as a family than it is to tell your teen, ‘Go do some volunteer work,” while not volunteering yourself. When they see you giving back, they’ll be much more likely to happily give back, too. But what if you can’t volunteer? That’s what friends are for. (Dionne Warwick was right!) Connect with other parents to plan meaningful volunteer work that a group of friends can do together. Peers matter, so put those peer relationships to work for the good of the community.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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