One person can make a difference, but a family volunteering together reaps benefits for all involved. We spoke to Delores Morton, executive director of generationOn, the youth service division of Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, about age-appropriate opportunities and why volunteering as a family makes sense. Joanne Van Zuidam reports:
Parents Talk Back
A playdate heads south when your five-year-old and another child have a minor disagreement. The dispute gets heated. You:
Let the kids work it out. (They’ll have to learn that skill eventually.)
27% (13 votes)
Step in to ease tension and help solve the problem.
67% (32 votes)
Chirp, “It’s snack time!”
4% (2 votes)
Vow to never invite that child for another playdate.
0% (0 votes)
End the playdate early.
2% (1 vote)
Total votes: 48