A family's interest in charity

Lee Hausner, PhD Clinical Psychologist & Author, shares advice for parents on why it is important to get their family involved in charity work and what charity teaches kids
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A family's interest in charity

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A family's interest in charity is very important from both an external perspective and an internal perspective. Obviously, externally the interest in charity is that we are helping the world be a better place. Whether it's that we're actually giving money or giving of our time and talent. But there's an important internal mission of the whole charitable activity of a family and that's the values that you transmit to your children. The important interests and passions that you have for others. It helps individuals be other-oriented so that they really care about things that are not just self-indulgant. And individuals who care externally end up being happier individuals. People that have been very active in making the world a better place have a positive energy that is really very, very engaging. And so families need to use their interests to involve their children to let their children feel accomplished, feel that they can create something that is really significant and good in the world, as well as understanding the important values of the family.

Lee Hausner, PhD Clinical Psychologist & Author, shares advice for parents on why it is important to get their family involved in charity work and what charity teaches kids

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Lee Hausner, PhD

Clinical Psychologist & Author

Dr. Lee Hausner is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, business consultant and family wealth advisor. She served as the senior psychologist for the Beverly Hills Unified School District for 19 years. She is currently the Senior Managing Director for First Foundation Advisors. An acknowledged expert on psychological issues involving wealth and wealth transfer, she was a presenter at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, and is a frequent participant at the high wealth/private client conferences for major financial institutions. She is a frequent guest on national radio and television and a quoted expert in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Times, Forbes, Fortune, Privilege, Town and Country and Worth Magazine.

Dr. Hausner is the co-author with Doug Freeman of A Founder's Guide to the Family Foundation, published by the Council on Foundations and is the author of the seminal work regarding wealth and the family; Children of Paradise: Successful Parenting for Prosperous Families. In addition, Dr. Hausner incorporated her unique six-step transition model for succession in family business in the critically acclaimed family business resource book Hats Off to You 2: Balancing Roles and Creating Success in Family Business, of which she was a co-author.

Dr. Hausner is a graduate of Northwestern University (BA, Psychology), San Francisco State University (MA, Psychology), and Kensington University (PhD, Psychology).

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