During our under-scheduled summer, I’ve seen my children tap into creativity and engage thoughtfully with the world around them in a way they wouldn’t have had time for otherwise. I’m looking for tools to help them keep this momentum through the school year
Somehow, amid all of our reading and all of our kindness-centered family time, I failed to notice my little tag-along had become the book club's most enthusiastic participant. At four, he's more excited than ever to discover new stories and share new acts of kindness.
But we need to go beyond sharing kindness in our news feeds or packing our birthdays with 30-something acts of kindness. We need to make kindness an unavoidable part of family life. As indispensable as brushing teeth. In short, we need to practice.