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Encourage Kindness in Children

Once again, Dr. Amy Campbell, counselor at the Rawson Saunders School for Dyslexia, shares a wonderful message. Amy’s post today describes ways to  promote kindness in children.  Being happy, isn’t actually enough. We also want children to be kind.

A recent Harvard study indicated that youth feel that the adults in their lives are much more concerned about their achievement or happiness than if they cared about other people. The study emphasized the need for all stakeholders in a child’s life to teach kindness. Here are some things that can help:

  1. Be conscious of the messages you’re sending. Understandably, adults can directly and indirectly communicate to children the message: The most important thing is that you’re happy. Think about sending (including saying it) the message: The most important thing is that you’re kind.

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