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How can I encourage selfless acts in my child?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Of course, one of the fastest way to increase selflessness is by “catching” your kid doing considerate and unselfish acts. Always remember to describe the deed so she clearly understands the virtue and point out the impact it had on the recipient.  Doing so will also help her be more likely to repeat the same generous deed another time. Encouraging examples include:

*“Did you see Kelly’s smile when you shared your toys? You made her happy.”

*“Thanks for taking time to ask me how my day went.”

*“Thanks for giving your CDs with your brother. I know you don’t listen to rap anymore but he just loves it.”
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