Anytime I try to bring up this subject he starts crying (and he's not a crier)...Any good ideas to get this done? His room is overflowing with so many toys and the older ones he barely touches, but whenever I try to convince him to let me donate them to a needy child he freaks...help!Answer Question
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My parents own rental property and they rent to this one lady who is raising her grandson. The mom is on and off drugs so the child rarely gets to see his mom. The grandmother works a part-time job and the grandfather is disabled. They don't have much money at all so we have "adopted" them. By the time my son has outgrown his toys then it is the perfect age for this little boy. At first my son was reluctant to give away his toys but once he meet the little boy, my son went home and started saying "I want to give this to _____". So we would put the toys in the box and once the box is full then we would make a trip to see the little boy. Every once in awhile my son might change his mind about a toy he had put in the box, so he was free to get it out of the box, but it eventually went back into the box again. I think it is very important to teach our children compassion, kindness, gratefulness, and helping other people. Cont.
Answer by JeremysMom at 8:30 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
Continued... The grandmother can't afford new toys and we can't afford to give the child the amount of new toys that we can give him in "gently used, good condition toys". The child does not even know the difference so it is a win-win situation. We do encourage our son to save some of his change to buy a toy for the Toys for Tots program every year. Last year, my son overheard us talking about a program at my husband's work. They were taking donations and change for families in need. The second my son heard the word change, he ran up to his room and got his piggy bank. He wanted to take it right then and there to the police station to give his change so police officers could help the people. Anyways, my point being is that with a little bit of encouragement and having your son help pick out an "adopted" family, it may open his eyes to the joy of giving to others. Good Luck!
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