Did you know that empathetic children share nine habits that they developed? Empathy can be cultivated and we have work to do. Here are the 9 habits of empathetic children.
Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule Be tolerant of differences Use good manners, not bad language Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone Be considerate of the feelings of others Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements You don’t
Students and teachers will use a Gallery Walk activity to define what respectful behavior looks like in the classroom, in the hallways, and in the cafeteria.
Objective: Teach students the impact of the truth in relationship and provide a checklist around integrity as a decision making model for difficult situations while building those relationships. Core Alignment: K-2: Essential Concept and/or Skill: Learn leadership skills and demonstrate integrity,
Everyone needs friends –– but especially kids. Of course, the prime reason a kid says friends are important is for fun and companionship.
Help students navigate the question “is fair always equal?” and give a definition of fair that includes tolerance of diversity and emphasizes the need for seeking the perspective of others.
Help students understand the importance of intentionally seeking out opportunities for community service and how those acts will impact the community.
The bottom line is the kids are watching us and they are copying–the good, the bad, and the very ugly things we say and do. Just in case you need any proof here are a few things our children pick up from watching us.
Expressing gratitude is one of the simplest ways to demonstrate caring to other individuals. Moreover, research shows that expressing gratitude has the added benefit of raising our happiness levels, making us more productive and healthier, especially if we make gratitude a habit.