A study now suggests that “children who make an effort to perform acts of kindness are happier and experience greater acceptance from their peers.” It’s about time we had some evidence for this!
Seriously, read it for yourself: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121226223051.htm
So, Little Miss has been having some behavior issues lately (like that is new?), and I’ve decided we’re going to make acts of kindness a new year’s goal for her. My first thought is to pull out all the ideas I’ve gotten from www.randomactsofkindness.org, make a paper chain out of 52 of them, and have her pull off one link a week to do.
However, knowing her resistance to things that are not her own idea, and really wanting this to be a matter of the heart instead of another assignment, I’m going to pull her into the planning session instead.
So we’ll be back here on another Sunday with the outcome of that planning session…
In the meantime, tell me! What acts of kindness have you done with your little ones? Small, big, doesn’t matter – what has been most meaningful? We’re looking for more ideas!
Wishing you and yours a blessedly fantastic beginning to your year!