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Teach Your Child to Be An “Includer”

Posted On: 10/2/2017 3:55 PM

A "Kindness" flower, each petal is a yellow card listing acts of kindness."Survey results from The Ophelia Project, a national non-profit dedicated to addressing relational aggression through systemic change in social culture, show that 48 percent of students are regularly exposed to relational aggression and that students age 11 to 15 are exposed to 33 acts of relational aggression during any given week.

While many bully prevention programs aim to put an end to negative behaviors in the classroom setting, teaching kids prosocial behaviors empowers them to make positive choices both in school and out in the world. It’s not enough to teach kids what not to do; we also have to teach them what to do to promote kindness and compassion among their peers.

The good news is that not only is kindness contagious, but it also results in greater happiness and increased friendships."

Read more at PBS Parents - June 7, 2017
Photo credit: Waldorf School of Bend

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