The information that was originally here has been moved to a page called Generosity. I've added related links for anyone who has found this page from an old link.
An article I wrote in 2000 called Magical Thinking and Spoiled Children ends with
"You can't give what you don't have," some people say, and if you want your children to give generosity and kindness and patience to others, you should give them so much they're overflowing with it.
It works with Respect, too.
Having a feeling of abundance is also useful.
Other Parenting Considerations