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Are You Raising Nice Kids?

Great article on teaching kindness. It is focused on a parent teaching their child but there is no reason we can’t all be our own teacher and follow these suggestions. I hope that you enjoy this by following the link to Amy Joyce’s article.

Are You Raising Nice Kids?  July 18, 2014 

Published in The Washington Post

Weissbourd and his cohorts have come up with recommendations about how to raise children to become caring, respectful and responsible adults. Why is this important? Because if we want our children to be moral people, we have to, well, raise them that way.

….. another quote from the artical:  

2. Provide opportunities for children to practice caring and gratitude
Why? It’s never too late to become a good person, but it won’t happen on its own. Children need to practice caring for others and expressing gratitude for those who care for them and contribute to others’ lives. Studies show that people who are in the habit of expressing gratitude are more likely to be helpful, generous, compassionate, and forgiving—and they’re also more likely to be happy and healthy.

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One thought on “Are You Raising Nice Kids?

  1. And caring teaches tolerance and acceptance. I think some people are too embarrassed to talk about differences. This leads to misunderstandings and defining normal in ways that can be hurtful. It is easy enough to fix and work on a little bit each day. How ? just by talking about it and pointing out everyone is a person and has feelings. It makes me think of twitters, blogs other social media trends… where people think they can say hurtful things, but forget what they say in type is just as hurtful in words, maybe even more so. The person on the other side of the screen is human… do we forget that?

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