Teach your children to hang in there when the going gets tough, but know when to let them throw in the towel.
With seemingly endless streams of tweets, Instagram photos and Facebook feeds society can seem glued to their cell phones. Social media is ingrained in our everyday lives from the time we wake up to the time we go to sleep.
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Everyone needs friends –– but especially kids. Of course, the prime reason a kid says friends are important is for fun and companionship.
When children can grasp another’s perspective, they are more likely to be empathetic, anticipate the other’s behavior or thinking, handle conflicts peacefully, be less judgmental, value differences, speak up for those who are victimized, and act in ways that are more helpful, comforting, and supportive of others.
From our guest contributor, Dr. Michele Borba Kindness is contagious, needs just a small spark to ignite, and spreads quickly. Practicing simple, regular kind acts nurtures empathy, alters behavior, changes a culture, and transforms lives. Kindness is that powerful. Here
Take care of the little things and the big things will take care of themselves.
You can show good citizenship by being a leader in your school or community. Leadership isn’t a job – it’s an action. Everyone in your family can be a leader.
Moral: Gentle persuasion is stronger than force.