Creating a Culture of Kindness
One act at a time
Please ask your child about what they saw in class today (video clips of different types of bullying - some physical, mostly verbal, followed by videos showing the power of kindness) and the discussion that followed. We discussed how we would like to be remembered - for our mean, hateful words, or for speaking kindly to others. I ended the lesson by issuing a kindness challenge to each of the students - ask your child what he or she plans to do to meet this challenge.
The concepts we discussed today apply at home every bit as much as they apply at school--maybe even more. Please encourage your children to treat siblings with kindness, and check your own behavior to make sure that kindness is what you are modeling. After all, our children follow what we DO far more than what we SAY. You might even consider a family kindness challenge - to each other or to neighbors or even strangers....try it and see what happens.
If you are at all interested in the clips that were used in class, please feel free to contact me and I'm happy to let you view them.
Shadow Hills Counselor