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World Kindness Day: Encouraging Our Kids To Be Kind

November 12, 2018
World Kindness Day: Encouraging Our Kids To Be Kind

Tuesday, November 13th is World Kindness Day! How will you celebrate?

At Kindness.org, they think about kindness A LOT and today they want us to focus on a really important group of people—kids.


As Mr. Rogers taught us, when a child does a kind act they discover something special about themselves. Kindness is a path to feeling good about yourself, others, and the world around you.

Science tells us that acts of kindness, big or small, make the giver, receiver, and even lucky bystanders happier. When we teach a child how to do a kind act, we are giving them a powerful tool for well-being.

One of the best ways to celebrate World Kindness Day is to ask your child what kindness means to them.

Words Matter. What Does Your Child Have To Say?

When we focus on kindness, we inspire a better world. Talking to kids about kindness can start with listening to what they have to say.

We can ask our kids how they define kindness and what counts as kindness to them. And we can ask our kids to share a story of kindness from their own lives with us. Who do they consider to be “kind” people? Why?

Listening to our kids is an act of kindness itself, as we encourage them to look for kindness in their daily lives and continue to define for themselves what kindness means.

We believe teaching our kids about kindness is one of the best skills we can teach them. As a child practices being kind, they develop their ability to find good in the world, and in themselves.

Kindness is contagious. The more we think about it, and the more we talk about it, the more kindness there will be in the world. And more kindness = more happiness!

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