We've always taught our kids to be giving especially to those in need. Today I was putting some clothes to donate to the local resale (city run) store. I have a bunch of things to take and she said that she didn't want to help unless there was something in it for her. She saw and origami book yesterday and was begging for it and I told her if she read another book first and wrote a report on it I would buy her the origami book. She agreed, but now thinks that she should get the book just for riding along to donate clothes and household goods.
We haven't raised her that way, I'm just wondering where this selfishness is coming from. It doesn't seem normal because nobody in the house is like that but her. She is the baby, but then again - so was I and I don't recall being so self serving.
*to be clear, I have explained a few times what the resale shop does with the money they make selling the clothes, and who benefits from that and why we participate in giving. It's not as if she has never asked or been told why. I guess I'm just a little disappointed.
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