Teaching Kindness: Why Parents Should Add Kindness to Their Kid's Chore List by Joan Poindexter

6 years ago

Teaching Kindness: Why Parents Should Add Kindness to Their Kid's Chore List

The earlier you expose your children to kindness, empathy and random acts of kindness, the better chance you have that it will become a natural part of who they are. For example, their chore list could look something like this: 

  • Make your bed.
  • Feed the cat.
  • Hug your brother.
  • Read your sister her favorite book.
  • Call Grandma and tell her a joke.

This will not only make others around your child feel good, but he or she will learn, at an early age, that making others happy will also make themselves happy. This has caused us to change the words "chore list" to "integrity list."

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Tisha Kerrin
In an ever-growing narcissistic world. This is a fantastic way to groom a true humanitarian.
Elisa Schmitz
You are so right, Tisha! Joani is an amazing anti-bullying advocate and pro-positive parenting promoter!
Joan Poindexter
Thank you, Elisa, for your kind words!
Joan Poindexter
Thanks, Tisha for your great comment!
Ann Marie Patitucci
I could not love this more, Joani Plenty ! In what I fear is becoming a global bully culture, this is exactly what we should be doing to raise kind human beings! Good grades and hard work and talents are all well and good (I do value them, really!) but at the end of the day, I want my kids to grow up to be kind people.
Ronnie Olesker
I love this! adopting.
Joan Poindexter
Thank you, Ronnie! Congratulations! Hope the adoption went well!
Sheri B Doyle
I love this so much!!!! Not only does it help kids but it helps us as parents and care givers to practice kindness!
Joan Poindexter
Thanks, Sheri! So true!!

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