Today’s Guest Papi is Rudy DeFelice, CEO of Kidworth
As a parent of three kids, I remember hauling the detritus of a consumer gifts to the curb after every holiday and birthday – plastic packaging, wrapping paper, dead batteries, and a rash of trash. The thrill of opening gifts faded quickly and what was left was waste and the feeling that there must be a better way to celebrate our children’s future.
To alleviate this ritual year after year, we as a family adopted a plan of long term goal setting as an alternative to plastic overload. I talked to my kids (ages 8, 6 and 3) about the things they really cared about. My older son wanted guitar lessons, my middle boy wanted a new mountain bike and my daughter wanted a computer. We all want to save for college and as a way to support how every family should give to others, we suggested each kid identified a charity to support. (more…)