Life Kit: Parenting
Kindness Can Be Taught. Here's How
Monday, 13 May
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 experts for 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.