- Lauren Dungy
- Shaunti Feldhahn
- Tim and Darcy Kimmel
- Betsy Landers
- Dr. Walt Larimore
- Mark Merrill
- Joanne Miller
- Dr. Gary J. Oliver
- Kathy Peel
- Dr. Greg Smalley
- Dr. Scott Turansky
- Jill Savage
Articles by Dr. Scott Turansky
- Why Firmness Doesn't Require Harshness
- Why Fair Doesn't Mean Equal
- What's Your Child's Personality Type?
- Time Out or Take a Break ?
- Three Factors to Remember About Character Training
- The Value of Generosity
- The Unmotivated Child
- The Secret to Prompt Obedience
- The Secret to Helping Children to Do What’s Right
- The Secret to Constructive Discipline
- Teaching Children about Sex
- Taking a Break vs. Time Out
- Strong-willed Kids
- Some Suggestions for Dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder
- More Than Obedience
- How to Stop the Whining and Complaining
- How to Make Parenting Shifts
- How to Bookmark the Good Days in Parenting
- How to Avoid the Boxing Ring with Your Kids
- Honor one another – even your brothers and sisters!
- Honor Lessons
- Honor favor #9: Adopting others
- Honor favor #8: Helping others in conflict
- Honor favor #7: Speech
- Honor favor #6: Prayer
- Honor favor #5: Generosity
- Honor favor #4: Service
- Honor favor #3: Ministry
- Honor favor #2: Hospitality
- Honor favor #1: Modeling
- Honor Changes People
- Helping Children Deal with Their Anger
- Gratitude or Overindulgence?
- Emotions are Complex Tools for Communication
- Discipline - Run the Parenting Race
- Defibrillating Your Child's Heart
- Dealing With Anger in Children
- Character Training Step 6: Follow-up – Continue to Work on Solutions
- Character Training Step 5 Motivation – Inspire Change
- Character Training Step 4: Treatment – Provide Instructions for Working on the Solution
- Character Training Step 3: Solution – Name and Define Each Solution
- Character Training Step 2: How to Diagnose Strengths and Weaknesses
- Character Training Step 1: Observation – Recognize the Problem
- Character Training – A Systematic Approach
- Behavior: Getting to the Heart of It
- Attitudes – Bad to Good
- Affirming Effort Toward Right Behavior
- A Work In Progress
- 8 ways to prepare your children for dealing with tragedy
- 7 Ways to Teach Self-Control
Dr. Scott TuranskyDr. Scott Turansky offers moms practical, real-life advice for many of parenting’s greatest challenges. read bio
The Value of Generosity
by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, R.N., B.S.N.
There is no time when we are more like God than when we give to others. Generosity opens our hearts as well as the hearts of people who receive from us. Giving doesn't mean just the money. In fact, money is one of the easiest things to give. It's much more difficult to part with our time, attention, loyalty, or commitment to others.
Giving can be exciting. Planning the surprise, delivering it, and enjoying the person's response all add joy to family life. When a family works together to be generous, something happens in the Network Factor. Family members feel a sense of teamwork. They discover family pride as a result of giving.
Giving is fun, but doing it in secret can make it even more exciting. Sometimes families will plan an anonymous gift. Hannah, age thirteen, reported that she overheard Mrs. Robertson talk about losing all her encyclopedias when her basement flooded. Knowing that the Robertsons didn't have a lot of money, Hannah's family decided to replace their encyclopedias. They went to several libraries, asking for a used set, and paid a small price for a set that was newer than the one that the Robertsons had lost. Hannah's family then decided to give the set anonymously, which meant more planning and careful strategy. Seeing a need and meeting it through an anonymous gift became a meaningful experience for Hannah's family, and Hannah saw that her observation contributed to the decision.
How can you make your family a place where honor is given away? We've identified nine suggestions for giving honor to others.
Related Resource: Good Character for Kids: How to Teach Generosity to Your Kids
Used with permission from the book Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes…in You and Your Kids! By Scott Turansky D.Min. and Joanne Miller, R.N., B.S.N.comments powered by Disqus