Teaching your kids how to give to others

Rernando PUllman, MA Education Specialist, shares advice for parents on how to teach kids the good value of helping and giving to those less fortunate
Teaching Values To Children - The Importance Of Giving To Others
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Teaching your kids how to give to others

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I try to teach my children values by including them in my decision making process. When I'm thinking about, if I decide to help someone, I like to explain what I'm doing. I also like to tell the kid, I don't really consider that we are helping someone, I consider that we are helping ourselves. The more that you can do for someone else, the more you enhance your own life. I think people have a false sense that when you hand someone a gift, that you are doing something for that person; but you are actually helping yourself. I try to teach that to my child. I try to teach them how to give responsibly. I try to make them present. When I'm playing in a convalescent home or I'm giving out free lessons, I try to have my kid sitting right next to me, so they can see what giving feels like.

Rernando PUllman, MA Education Specialist, shares advice for parents on how to teach kids the good value of helping and giving to those less fortunate

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Fernando Pullum, MA

Director of Performing Arts & Educational Specialist

Fernando Pullum is an educator and professional musician. In 1989 LAUSD recognized Fernando’s music program as the first music magnet in South Los Angeles. During the years that followed, 100% of Fernando’s students graduated with a high school diploma and only one student failed to enroll in college during the next fifteen years. Fernando has been recognized by many organizations and individuals throughout his tenure, including Oprah, VH-1 and the State of California as its teacher of the year.

Over the years, Fernando’s students have performed for many dignitaries, including President Ford and Prince Charles.  The students have performed with Jackson Browne, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Lionel Hampton, Wynton Marsalis, Al Jarreau, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and many other incredible musicians. They have opened the Playboy Jazz Festival four times and traveled to Cuba, Brazil, Spain, and New York.

He has an MA in Music Education and a MA in Trumpet Performance.

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