Ben, this is a very good point. We go help clean around the station with the kids once a month and they sometimes help my wife with her voluntary projects but that's not enough. I do some Dhamma related voluntary work but the kids are not part of it. They are perhaps a bit young for some things but even helping the neighbours water the garden might be an idea. Certainly something to keep in mind.
Barci, can you elaborate?
Khalil, I tell my kids lots of Buddhist and Dhamma related stories. Specifically two teachings, that actions have consequences and one thing leads to another (kamma) and it is up to us how we react and deal with things (mind is the forerunner) bear repeating again and again, I found. I try to make fun stories up so that the kids enjoy them rather than boring them with tedious moralizing. Most importantly I don't want them to feel that they have
to be Buddhist or to get annoyed and jaded with Buddhism.
Ancient, very good point - simple helping without an expectation of reward, without even a thought of being a do-gooder or getting the good kamma is best.
Daniel,I am not sure I get your point. Were you being sarcastic? If so,this is more of a personal discussion, not a thesis.
I wasn't expecting to be held up to any scientific or sociological standards!