Kindness Conversations: 5 Questions to Help Promote Kindness & Empathy in Kids by Dr. Lynne Kenney

Parenting
a year ago
Kindness Conversations: 5 Questions to Help Promote Kindness & Empathy in Kids

The spotlight is shining on social-emotional skills, kindness and empathy in families and schools nationwide. If you'd like to enhance kindness in your home start with a casual conversation:

"I’ve been thinking lately about how kind it was of you to look for your sister’s shoes when she couldn’t find them. Let’s talk about how we can share more kindness at home..."

  • "What is kindness to you?"
  • "Where do you see people being kind most often?"
  • "In our family, what are kind things we often do for one another?"
  • "What can we do to bring even more kindness into our home?"
  • "How will we talk with our entire family about being more kind?"

Let us know how your "kindness conversations" are going. Together, we'll share more acts of kindness.

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Donna John
Love that we're bringing kindness into the spotlight, @Lynne. Thanks for helping parents get that important conversation going!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Yes yes yes! The world needs more kindness, and that starts at home. Thank you, Dr. Lynne Kenney! Can't wait for even more about this topic when we chat with you tomorrow night at 8pmCT at #30SecondMom chat!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Thank you for this, Dr. Lynne. It is so important for us to enhance kindness at home (as well as at school)!
Naimah Razak
Kindness starts at home. I love how proactive this is in encouraging kindness!
DoingGoodTogether
Love these! Every time we start a conversation with our kids about kindness, they absorb a key message: kindness is a priority for our family. Keep it up!

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