Nurturing, healing, love - Kindness Can be Taught

I encourage you to listen to this compelling podcast. This is the work we're doing at Mitchell School but we need the help of the entire community. Also check out the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement 

Most kids value success and achievement more than caring for others, according to Harvard's Making Caring Common project. Who is to blame? We are. We talk to Scarlett Lewis of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement; Jennifer Kotler Clarke, vice president of content research and evaluation at Sesame Workshop; and Thomas Lickona, author of How To Raise Kind Kids, for some ideas on how to do better, and why.
Here's what to remember:

  • Children are born to be kind — but also unkind.
  • Kindness requires courage.
  • To build kindness, practice mindfulness.
  • Teach real apologies, and frame forgiveness as a gift you give yourself.
  • Practice gratitude to "raise the capital" of everyday kindness.
  • Kindness is a habit; rituals, chores and service can all help.