Raising Whole People
As a parent, one of the most significant concerns I have is whether my children will be prepared to receive my wealth and to use it to make a positive impact in the world. One of the best ways to prepare children for the receipt of wealth is to involve them in giving to the community around them.
Read one family’s story of “Building Family Unity Through Giving: The Story of the Namaste Foundation” By Deanne Stone, 1992, 38 pages
How do parents teach their children to manage and use money wisely? That was a question that Bob and Wendy Graham asked themselves in raising their six children. Their task was complicated by the fact that theirs was a blended family. Bob and Wendy each had three each from their first marriages, and the two sets of children had grown up in very different environments. Moreover, at the time, the children ranged in age from 15 to 30 and they lived on different coasts. Bob and Wendy wanted to give their children a sound financial education, but they wanted to do it in a way that built strong and lasting family ties. To meet those ends, they devised a three-pronged plan that emphasized emotional and spiritual growth, hands-on investment experience, and community involvement. By balancing independent and shared learning activities, the Grahams taught their children far more than how to handle money. They learned important lessons about themselves and how to work together as a family. First published in 1992, Building Family Unity Through Giving has provided parents around the country with ideas and inspiration for educating their own children about money management and social responsibility.
Bob and Wendy’s story inspired me to use the principles and programs they put in place for their family as a foundation to create similar programs for my clients who also want to give their children a sound financial education in a manner that incorporates emotional and spiritual growth, hands-on investment experience, and community involvement.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can really have the peace of knowing that your children are ready to make a positive impact on the world, please enter your contact information here and we will rush you a copy of “Building Family Unity Through Giving: The Story of the Namaste Foundation” By Deanne Stone with our compliments.