Want to include some Christmas acts of kindness as part of your holiday celebrations? Here are 22 ideas to help your family reach out to help others. Round up your children and join our conspiracy of kindness. Includes a fun printable to post during the holidays.
The young tween was dancing with excitement as she greeted her mother.
She was invited to help the younger kids at the library summer reading program.
“Mom I got to help the little kids,” she exclaimed with a million dollar smile. She radiated pride and happiness.
Kids love to help and be kind
Kids love to help. We see it all the time.
I saw it when my own children were small.
The amazing thing about kindness is that it grows and grows. I’ve seen it ripple out into the community and multiply in amazing ways.
And it turns out that being kind is really good for our children! Which is a total win for everyone.
Those long summer days are a wonderful time for families. We fill them with camping, swimming, playing, and campfires. What bliss!
Want to make summer even better? How about adding some acts of kindness into the mix?
I’ve gathered together some family acts of kindness that are perfect for the hot summer days. I have kept them simple and doable. Which ones will you do with your kids?Continue Reading
I started seeing them all over town. Large collection jars. The labels had obviously been decorated by a young child. Eight year old Mary(named changed to protect privacy) was collecting money for Operation Smile.
Her little brother was born with a cleft palate. Mary discovered that there were children in the world who did not have access to the same surgical care as her brother received, so she decided to help. This determined eight-year-old made collection jars and raised $10,000 to help 97 children receive corrective surgery.
Most children are naturally compassionate and they can do amazing things when they recognize a need.
Helping others has so many wonderful benefits for children.Continue Reading
We all want our children to learn how to be kind and caring.
We have this rosy image of the thoughtful, caring and considerate adults they will become.
Until they hit their sibling and refuse to give back the toy they just snatched! Sound familiar?
I must confess there were times when I wondered if I would ever be able to raise kind and caring human beings.
Don’t despair! When my boys were still young I learned one easy tip to raise kind kids.
It was actually simpler than I could have dreamed. It is my turn to pass on that tip to you.