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March 13 2021

Kindful Kids Weekly

Quote of the Week

"You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever infgers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything." - Henry David Thoreau

Teaching Our Children To Embrace Differences In Others - Physical, Mental And Beyond

"The world is a pretty diverse place and it’s getting smaller every day. Whether through electronic media, school, sports or other outside activities, our children are now being introduced to people from diverse backgrounds. They are likely to meet and interact with those from different religious or ethnic backgrounds as well as those with different sexual orientations and ways of life. Teaching our kids to not only respect but also accept and celebrate this diversity would go a long way towards building a more tolerant world." - [read more]

Reading Corner

Title: Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You
By: Sonia Sotomayor
Ages: 4+

"Feeling different, especially as a kid, can be tough. But in the same way that different types of plants and flowers make a garden more beautiful and enjoyable, different types of people make our world more vibrant and wonderful.

In Just Ask, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor celebrates the different abilities kids (and people of all ages) have. Using her own experience as a child who was diagnosed with diabetes, Justice Sotomayor writes about children with all sorts of challenges--and looks at the special powers those kids have as well. As the kids work together to build a community garden, asking questions of each other along the way, this book encourages readers to do the same: When we come across someone who is different from us but we're not sure why, all we have to do is Just Ask." - Publishers

Recommended by Kindful Kids Editors

Be The Change

This week, help kids embrace their uniqueness and practice self-love. Here are some cool tips to help you gently navigate the subtle ways of building bridges and embracing diversity. 


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