How to teach your children to give to charity

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How to teach your children to give to charity

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There's many ways you can teach your children how to give back. One of the easiest ways that we've started a tradition in our family, being that my daughter is a little bit older now and can kind of understand that she's three and 1/2 is this last Christmas. She got a lot of new things, a lot of new toys, a lot of new presents from the grandparents and the cousins and all that. And we taught her that every new thing that she got-which we hopefully didn't over do it-was that something old that she wasn't playing with anymore was going to be donated to a family that could use it. So it was actually-I got her involved with the, with the donation as well. So we had a big bin, and I had her pick out what she didn't want anymore and she put it into the bin and we gave it back to Baby Buggy.

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Tiffani Thiessen

Actress & Mother

Tiffani Thiessen stars as Elizabeth Burke in the USA Network original series WHITE COLLAR, which will begin production on its 6th season this spring.

Thiessen is an American television and film actress.  A versatile performer, she has proven her talent from comedy to drama in a variety of film and television roles. From Woody Allen's comedy “Hollywood Ending,” to “Beverly Hills 90210,” Thiessen's charisma has kept her career moving constantly forward and has gained her the adoration of millions internationally.

Thiessen has been seen in “What About Brian” and in a nine-episode guest starring role on NBC's “Good Morning Miami.”  In 2003, she starred the Fox series “Fast Lane” with Peter Facinelli and Bill Bellamy, directed by McG. She also guest-starred on the NBC hit comedy “Just Shoot Me” in a three-episode arc, portraying a columnist who becomes romantically involved with David Spade's character, and appeared in a recurring role on the ABC comedy “Two Guys and a Girl.”

She began modeling at the age of eight and soon went on to star in the television series “Saved By the Bell” for five seasons. At the same time, she made her feature film debut in “Son In Law” opposite Pauly Shore. In 1993, she showed her range when Aaron Spelling cast her in “Beverly Hills 90210,” where she portrayed the multi-layered Valerie Malone for five seasons.

Her other feature film roles include the comedy “Ladies Man;” the independent film “Speedway Junky” with Jesse Bradford, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Daryl Hannah; “Love Stinks” with Tyra Banks and French Stewart; and the horror/comedy spoof “Shriek! If you Know What I did Last Friday 13th” opposite Tom Arnold.

In 2005, Thiessen started up her own Production company called Tit 4 Tat Productions while directing her first short film entitled “Just Pray” the same year. “Just Pray” went on to win awards at top film festivals around the country.

Tiffani currently splits her time between New York and Los Angeles, with her husband and daughter.

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