Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

Raising Kids With Character: Does ‘Thank You’ Really Matter?

Politeness is important to me. Politeness is a way of treating people with respect. Politeness shows that you have character, as you are willing to be appreciative and kind to those who can’t necessarily offer you anything in return. Politeness is the kind of oil that greases the wheels of society and makes living together…

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Holiday High-Fives for the Neighbors

Once fall transitions to winter we often go for weeks – and sometimes months – without seeing or speaking to our neighbors. Everyone is hunkered down inside, or visiting relatives, or running errands or on playdates or preparing for the holidays or recovering from the holidays or at work. But our communities (and that can…

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Why Picking Up Trash Is An Act of Kindness

Picking up trash is mundane. Picking up trash is a chore. Picking up other people’s trash is not my job.  Yet picking up trash is respectful. Picking up trash teaches kindness. And yes, picking up other’s trash is not my job. But it’s still the right thing to do. Picking up garbage sends a message…

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Raising Kind Kids: Teach Them To Look Up!

Have you ever noticed someone in need of minor help? Maybe a young dad with his arms full has dropped his groceries, or an elderly person has her walker stuck in a doorway. How many people pass by before someone finally stops to help? Did you stop? As parents, we want to cultivate in our…

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