12 and Up
Once kids enter the “tween” years, it is best to add their own interests to opportunities to help others. Does your child like to play basketball? Then find a younger kid that could use some pointers. Does your pre-teen love dogs, then seek out opportunities to help an elderly neighbor with a dog that needs to be walked. There ARE ways to engage pre-teens and teens in helping others!
Jamming to the radio in the car like we usually do afterschool, I hear my youngest pipe up from the backseat. “Mom, when are we going?” Little Brother (age 5) asks. “What?” I asked, confused. Driving down the road to get
“Did you hear about that girl that was rescued in the parking lot in Plano that was being kidnapped into a human trafficking ring?” my husband, sitting next to me, mentioned as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed. “WHAT! Can