Bucket-Filling Families Rock: How to Help Promote Kindness & Prevent Bullying! by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Bucket filling is a character education, bullying-prevention concept that is being taught in schools across the U.S. and abroad. Perhaps your kids have come home from school or daycare talking about how someone has filled their bucket. Here’s what they mean...
We all have invisible buckets inside us. We fill each other’s buckets by saying and doing kind things. We dip each other’s buckets by saying and doing unkind things. Kids want to fill buckets because bucket fillers are kind and loving people who make others feel happy. Want to encourage bucket filling at home? Talk to your kids about what a Bucket Filling Family would:
- look like (smiles, cuddling, playing together)
- sound like (compliments, calm voices, nice manners)
- feel like (safe, supportive, kind)
Here are some resources to help: