ECHO December 2023 | Page 2




Learning to be givers shapes children ’ s values and provides opportunities to develop kindness .
Children associate their birthdays and the holiday season with being receivers of gifts . But according to studies in human development , it is gift giving that reaps the biggest psychological rewards .
Gift giving builds empathy .
Gift giving shows others you care . Positive relationships are built upon caring and respect . Even a simple card or e-message with a note of encouragement is viewed as a gift by the recipient .
Gift giving is an act of kindness .
Being kind to others improves a family ’ s and a community ’ s quality of life . You can participate in our annual Angel Tree with your child to GIVE to someone else .
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