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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Final thoughts on noticing kindness. If you focused more on the children’s actions, you’re not alone. When it comes to children, our attention is often drawn more to the crying baby, the grabbing preschooler, or the siblings who stubbornly sits on top of each other. We want to teach our children kindness, yet the unkind Continue Reading

The Power of Noticing: What does Kindness Looks Like? Noticing is a specific skill that is often confused with judging. A common response to seeing a child being helpful is to say, “Good job” or “Thank you.” Looking more closely, however, you can see how these kinds of phrases are judgments about a child’s behavior, Continue Reading

Leah Davies shares these values on kindness: http://www.kellybear.com/ParentTips/ParentTip4.html Here are some thoughts on kindness from children who are 5-7 which I found interesting: Helping comfort other children who are sad or lonely Sticking up for children being teased Reading bed time stories to siblings Assisting parents while grocery shopping Setting the dinner table without being Continue Reading

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. John Ruskin A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve. Joseph Joubert Webster’s dictionary states kindness as a kind act; a friendly feeling; liking “Kindness improves the Childs’ self-esteem and the school climate” (according Continue Reading