4 Tips that Teach Kids to Be Kind

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?

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? Here are 4 great tips!

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. 

Check it out!

 

Additional Resources on Teaching Kids to Be Kind

67 Awesome Random Acts of Kindness Ideas for Kids

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30 Day Random Acts of Kindness Challenge

We all love random acts of kindness, right? What a blessing when someone does a kind deed for us... and when we're able to put our love in action by sharing a kindness with someone else! And since February 17 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day, Your Vibrant Family is hosting a 30 Day Random Acts of Kindness Challenge throughout February! Join YVF each week for a stress free and fun challenge with suggested activities around that week’s theme, along with discussion questions and Bible verses! Do as much or as little as you’d like—customize it and make it work for your family!

 

About Alicia Michelle

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging other moms with practical tips for joy-filled living in everyday life, especially in parenting, marriage, faith and health.Alicia is the owner/editor of Your Vibrant Family; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com.Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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