That's the smile of contribution!
Today my kids participated in the annual in Vancouver's downtown east side. By cooking and giving out hotdogs, they were able to meet and speak to people who are homeless, many of which have mental illness, addiction, and trauma.
It's never too early or too late to involve children in volunteering. Giving brings a helpers' high, improves empathy, reduces stress, and increases self confidence.
One of my daily mantras with my kids is that we are not meant to just consume we are also meant to contribute. ( this one works really well when they are bugging me to buy something)! Humans are hardwired to give so let's get our kids consuming less and contributing more!!