Kindness, Pass It On.

it's element@ry ** sel tips for families ** december 17

Why is Kindness Important?

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

Don't laugh at me.
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Little Ways to Encourage Kindness

These simple ideas teach your children to be nice, generous people, one good deed at a time. "Helping feels good because it's nice for the other person and for you."

    Work as a Team

    Make helping a family affair

    Share the wealth

    Hug a Tree


    The Art of Pitching In

    Assign chores.

    Teach teamwork.

    Perform small acts of kindness.

    Look on the Bright Side

    Give your kids rose-colored glasses.

    Don't criticize their efforts.

    Do Unto Others...

    Lighten someone's load.

    Cheer up a stranger (or a friend).

    Do something that's above and beyond the call of duty.

    Give thanks.

    Be a good neighbour.

    to read full article,

    October 2007 issue of Parents magazine.

    for kids...

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    You don't need to be a teacher to find these lessons useful!

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    still some time to go for days of celebrations and kindness...

    Celebrations in December

    Few months present the multicultural "teachable moments" that December does! The following multicultural events and celebrations are among those that will happen this year:

    • Ramadan (Muslim)
    • Eid al-Fitr (Muslim)
    • Saint Nicholas Day (Christian)
    • Eid'ul-Adha (Muslim)
    • Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican)
    • St. Lucia Day (Swedish)
    • Hanukkah (Jewish)
    • Christmas Day (Christian)
    • Three Kings Day/Epiphany (Christian)
    • Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish)
    • Kwanzaa (African American)
    • Omisoka (Japanese)

    the site below is there to help you get some tips....

    Making a difference video clip

    Making a difference. At first it seems so daunting. It implies that you must have some sort of influence, special talents and time. In fact, it takes only the desire to make just one thing a little better. In this message we see small acts of service with the wonderful lyrics of Eric Clapton’s iconic song “Change the World.”

    BEING KIND: The Music Video that Circle the World

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