Is Virtual Charity As Instructive As Real-life Charity?

11/26/2012 06:37 pm ET

More than one parent is challenged this time of year by how to instill a sense of charity in a child.

The holiday season seems to every year become ever more consumerist — stores opening on Thanksgiving gave us this year’s evidence.

Experts advise that modeling works best for children; let them see us work the ladle at a local soup kitchen, gather up and deliver gentle used toys to a shelter, drop some coins in a Salvation Army kettle.