Education and Family

Wholehearted Parenting

Bonnie Compton APRN, BC, CPNP

Wholehearted Parenting – HELPING CHILDREN HELP OTHERS

Recently, I’ve noticed more and more parents expressing concern about their children’s lack of appreciation and gratitude for what they have in their lives. Just yesterday, I met with a mother who was frustrated with her children’s lack of respect for money. She shared that her kids really didn’t even appreciate how much things cost and just expected her to buy things for them.

I believe, we as parents, have played a role in this. Out of not wanting our kids to suffer perhaps as we did as children, or wanting them to fit in and have what their friends have , we have willingly provided them with everything. It seems that in a effort to be the best parent for our child, we’ve forgotten the importance of teaching them responsibility, not only for themselves, but towards others.

I thought it was a good time to have a conversation about how we can help our children learn to be of service. I believe summertime is the perfect time to begin! I’ve invited my guest Brad Jamison to join my conversation.

“Guided by his desire to serve others, Brad conceived and executed Thirty Days of Service, a multi-layered initiative based on personally conducting thirty service projects with thirty organizations in thirty consecutive days. Via a daily written and video blog, as well as social media and other outreach, Brad’s goal was to inspire others to serve in their communities. This effort was recognized with the prestigious Daily Point of Light Award, which celebrates the power of the individual to spark change and improve the world. Brad Jamison is an award-winning professional who has built a career combining his love of media and passion for helping others. As an executive and humanitarian, he has leveraged the most powerful mediums to increase awareness, raise millions of dollars, encourage involvement and, above all, make a difference in the lives of others. His organization, Good Citizen, helps inspire others to do the same.”

Please join us!