June Character Development Theme: Kindness

Dear parents and/or guardians…

KINDNESS MEANS DOING GOOD THINGS FOR OTHER PEOPLE, NOT BECAUSE WE GET ANY KIND OF REWARD – LIKE MONEY OR FAVORS – FROM IT, BUT BECAUSE IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

This month, our class is learning about the importance of kindness. One of the key aspects we are keeping in mind as we discuss this value is that true kindness is performed for kindness’ sake, and not for any reward other than the knowledge that one has done the right thing.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • Volunteer as a family at your local soup kitchen, food bank, or animal shelter.
  • Have a “Random Acts of Kindness Day:” Bake cookies and give them anonymously to your neighbors, leave Post-It notes with positive messages written on them in public areas, or leave quarters in parking meters/vending machines for strangers to find.
  • Carefully assess how you treat teasing in your home. What may seem to be playful joking between siblings – or even from you to your child – may be hurtful.

 

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