How to help your children learn about the importance of charity – Pocketful of Dirhams

Soniyaa Punjabi, a life coach and founder of well-being centre Illuminations, says children can start learning about gratitude and giving from a young age

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While saving and budgeting are important habits to teach children when they are young, financial experts say generosity and gratitude are also essential components of financial literacy programmes.

Understanding the importance of giving back can lead to positive affirmations for children, making them feel as though they can make a difference in the world and help others less fortunate.

According to some studies, generosity towards others activates a part of our brain that is similar to feelings of pleasure – and can help us become more empathetic, responsible and kinder as adults.

But how do we teach our children how to give back and help others – and is there a certain age we should begin?

Host Felicity Glover is joined by Soniyaa Punjabi, a life coach and founder of Dubai-based well-being centre Illuminations, who shares her top tips on the best ways parents can teach their children about charity.

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