Kind, friendly people are generally more happy and successful than those who are often unfriendly and unkind. As we help our children work on kindness and friendliness, we’re helping them to grow and stretch in very important ways. Check out these simple, tried-and-true ideas for teaching our children to be a little more kind and friendly.
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Saren’s family has been holding family reunions for over 30 years now – and they’ve got some great ideas to share.
By protecting our kids from the dangers outside, are we keeping them inside, within earshot, and unknowingly feeding them to the dangers of screen time and a sedentary lifestyle? How do we find balance between allowing our children independence and protecting them from the dangers that surround them?
Mothers provide a constant, steady foundation for the family. And though many of us may feel weak and imperfect–hardly rock-like at all–we simply must resist the urge to feel powerless and undervalued.
I want my kids to feel a sense of belonging. I want them to believe deeply that they are a part of a whole and that they will never be alone in this sometimes lonely, disconnected world. I suppose I could laminate this sentiment on a piece of paper and stick it on the fridge, or I could just take down our Kangaroo mask and do a little dance.
Together we can make a difference for those 160,000 kids that are too scared to go to school every day! Let’s have this month be less about the cards and chocolates and more about the real actions of love and kindness.
Maybe it’s the Japanese in me. Having lived there for a couple of years, I find their New Year’s traditions quite refreshing; two in particular. Since New Year’s is their biggest holiday, December is a busy month for them as well but, in a very different way.
October is National Bullying Awareness Month in the USA, so this month’s challenge is to add more kindness in your home and school by challenging your kids to do good!
This month’s Make A Difference Challenge is for each of us as parents is to give that little bit extra, wherever we are in this journey of life: to be a little kinder, a little gentler, a little more understanding.
Realistic expectations. Small bite-sized jobs. Job training. This stuff can make a huge difference in the happiness and cleanliness of our homes. Check out Saren’s bite-sized job list and a quick video of the certification process that works with her kids.
Family road trips can be wonderful! Check out these concrete tips on packing (list included), car time, hotels and more from a mom with lots of road trip experience.
Justice and mercy — these words seem too abstract, multifaceted, maybe even too religious for children to understand. Yet when they are broken down into their simplest form, they are the basic values for every household — the values around which everything else revolves.