We Need to Talk About ‘The Giving Tree’

By: Adam Grant and Allison Sweet Grant
The New York Times

Kids — and parents — need to understand that there’s a big difference between selflessness and generosity. Like many new parents, when our first child was born, we were delighted to receive gift boxes of tiny pajama sets, monogrammed baby blankets, and lots and lots of children’s books. We received seven copies of “Goodnight Moon” alone. By the time our second and third children arrived, we were proud owners of multiple copies of “The Giving Tree.” The Shel Silverstein book is a classic…

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