30-DAY KINDNESS CHALLENGE

Spend the next month reinvigorating your intentional family kindness practice by trying our 30-Day Kindness Challenge. It’s a month’s worth of ideas that encourages families to engage in one small kindness activity a day. If April is looking busy, save it for a different month. Kindness ideas range from giving compliments to sponsoring a food pantry. To start smaller, pick out your favorites and do a 7-day challenge.

Talk to your child: At the end of each day, ask: How would you feel if someone shared today’s kindness with you?

Book to share: Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten and Inspire by Dharmachari Nagaraja. Ages 4 and up. This book contains 20 modernized versions of ancient Buddhist stories. Most are full of whimsy and wonder, spurring on creative play even as they teach about kindness, courage and peace.