If you didn't grow up in poverty, it can be hard to understand the issues, obstacles, and hidden rules people in poverty deal with every day. And when you lack understanding, you either don't see the need to help, OR you might help in ways that actually hurt the people you're trying to help, regardless of your intentions. The books in this list will open readers' minds to the realities of poverty in America, and they give ideas and tips for how to help. #poverty #bekind #serveothers #books

If you didn’t grow up in generational poverty, it can be difficult to understand the issues, obstacles, and hidden rules people living in poverty deal with every day. And when you lack understanding, it can lead to various problems.

If you didn't grow up in poverty, it can be hard to understand the issues, obstacles, and hidden rules people in poverty deal with every day. And when you lack understanding, you either don't see the need to help, OR you might help in ways that actually hurt the people you're trying to help, regardless of your intentions. The books in this list will open readers' minds to the realities of poverty in America, and they give ideas and tips for how to help. #poverty #bekind #serveothers #books

You might think you shouldn’t do anything to help because all they need to do is just “pull themselves up by their bootstraps,” which is not the case for many people. Or, on the other hand, you might want to help, but you end up doing so in ways that can actually hurt the people you’re trying to help, even though you have the best of intentions.

The following books will open readers’ minds to the realities of poverty in America and similar countries in the developed world. Some do delve into alleviating poverty in developing countries, but for the most part, the focus of these books is on poverty in America.

Some of these books about poverty provide general understanding, others lay out best practices for school and/or community involvement and engagement, and still others warn of the dangers of helping without understanding the deeper issues. Without exception, the book titles are self-explanatory.

If you were to only choose one of these books to read, my suggestion is the first one below: A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne.

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Books That Teach Kids About ForgivenessAs adults, we know forgiveness is a virtue we all need to cultivate, but we also realize it’s not easily learned. Kids often have a hard time with it (as do adults!), and they need to have forgiveness modeled to them by the people around them in order to begin to understand the need for and importance of it.

As with many things in life, kids (and adults) can also learn about forgiveness from stories—both non-fiction and fiction. Through stories, kids can observe situations where other children need to forgive, and they can learn from the ways the characters deal with those situations.

The following fiction books will help kids understand the importance of forgiveness. This isn’t an exhaustive list of books that teach forgiveness by any means, as many books deal with the theme of forgiveness in minor ways. However, these books place a primary focus on the value of forgiveness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books That Teach Kids About Forgiveness // #kids #parenting #teaching #reading #forgiveness #books #childrensbooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books That Teach Kids About Forgiveness // #kids #parenting #teaching #reading #forgiveness #books #childrensbooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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