Empowering our youth:
Model the behaviour of service not of spending. Look at the language we use when we want something..Do I need it? Will it help me serve others? Is it a good use of my money?
Let our children and youth fall and learn the hard lessons vs catching them and creating a cycle of wants. For example if your child looses their new toy do not buy them another toy. Let them feel upset, sad, angry. Empower them to feel their emotions not try to push them away.
Teach them how to work for their wants. Empower them to do chores, acts of service…walking dogs, picking up trash ect. Allow them to explore service on their own terms.