When it comes to raising a child who will become a charitable-minded adult, a parent's actions and words can make a big impact.
Indeed, according to a new study, parental behavior appears to have a bigger impact on a child's behavior, "more than religion, politics, race, household income or any other measured factors on the generosity of today's Americans," states the news release for the "Heart of the Donor" phone survey of 2,005 people conducted by Grey Matter Research & Consulting of Phoenix, Ariz.
In particular, parental actions like donating money to charity or, simply, taking time to talk about their efforts appear to have the most impact. For instance, among people who remember their parents frequently giving money or talking about the charities they supported and why, more than half supported a charity last year. On the other hand, for those who say their parents rarely did so, close to a quarter did the same.
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And from The Urantia Book
100:1.4 Children are permanently impressed only by the loyalties of their adult associates; precept or even example is not lastingly influential. Loyal persons are growing persons, and growth is an impressive and inspiring reality. Live loyally today—grow—and tomorrow will attend to itself. The quickest way for a tadpole to become a frog is to live loyally each moment as a tadpole.
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