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Susan Crites Price is a Washington, DC-based author and speaker. Her most recent book, which she co-wrote with her daughter, Julianna Price, is titled Generous Genes: Raising Caring Children in a Digital Age.

Susan worked as a freelance writer when her daughter was young. That’s when she was hired by the Council of Foundations to write a book about raising generous children. The book, The Giving Family, has been a perennial best seller for the Council. Following its publication, Susan joined the Council and served as the head of its Family Foundations Department and later moved to the National Center for Family Philanthropy.  

In this episode, Susan and I discuss when to start engaging little ones in giving, family volunteering, role modeling, helping children find their philanthropic voice and much more!

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Meet Susan (1:30)
  • Why Generous Genes: Raising Caring Children in a Digital Age? (4:48)
  • When do you start this work with your kids? (7:26)
  • What is a generosity coach? (9:07)
  • How to help kids find their philanthropic voice (10:48)
  • Teaching kids when to say no (16:10)
  • The value of volunteer experiences (17:45)
  • Allowance, money personalities and matching gifts (22:16)
  • Who in your family was the generosity coach? (26:48)
  • What would you have done differently? (28:00)
  • Favorite resources (31:34)
  • Bonus questions (33:54)