Teaching kids to be kind isn’t a simple three-step lesson plan that fits every kid. Teaching kids kindness is messy, unexpected and requires that we, ahem, show kindness ourselves.
Teaching kids about kindness is an ongoing lesson that requires intentionality and ongoing grace.
That's because unkind words seem to jump out of nowhere at the most inconvenient moments. As imperfect family members living in close quarters, we tend to bring out the worst in each other, don’t we?
How can we realistically teach kids to be kind?
While I don't think there's any perfect formula for teaching kids kindness, I've found four key strategies that help.
I'm sharing about those here on My Joy-Filled Life.
Additional Resources on Teaching Kids to Be Kind
67 Awesome Random Acts of Kindness Ideas for Kids
30 Day Random Acts of Kindness Challenge
About Alicia Michelle
Alicia Michelle is a certified NeuroCoach™, Bible teacher, speaker and host of The Christian Mindset Coach Podcast and You Tube Show. More importantly, she’s a lover of Jesus, a wife of 21 years to her best friend, and mom of four amazing kids ages 19 to 10. Alicia struggled with overthinking, negative thoughts and “being enough” for most of her adult life until God radically transformed her heart after a life-threatening medical crisis. Now through her signature courses and coaching programs she loves equipping women with practical, scientific and biblically-based mindset tools to help them overcome negative thought patterns and discover more confident, joyful lives in Christ. Listen to her on the podcast or on You Tube; download free workshop trainings at VibrantChristianLiving.com; and connect on Facebook and Instagram.
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