Teaching Compassion To Kids
Posted by Trishna Shah on May 5, 2011
Imagine... A DailyGood Kids Edition that might start off as a once a week newsletter that can be read out and discussed as a family and eventually become a daily newsletter that even kids receive directly in their inboxes -- let's face it, kids like Sareena are probably going to be using computers, the internet and email as soon as they learn how to read :) A childrens/parents/teachers section on HelpOthers.org is already something we've been thinking about coordinating this year since doing acts of kindness is such a wonderful way to teach kids to be compassionate, as others have also mentioned. We were thinking of including kindness stories written by or involving kids, downloadable tool-kits for parents/teachers, kindness ideas for children to try and even coming up with a children's Smile Deck! A Children's Channel on KarmaTube featuring videos that really speak to kids. Conversations with inspiring kids/parents that can be shared during story time before going to bed in the evening. Karma Kitchen Kids Day where the theme is child-friendly on that day and there are special activities designed to engage kids/families and maybe even have the kids volunteer! Wednesday Meditations once every few months for families with 10 minutes of silence followed by a child-friendly iJourney reading and discussion. Local Volunteer events to give children a chance to pay-it-forward and give out Smile Cards, hear-the-homeless and share a lunch and much more! I'm really looking forward to seeing how the new Cubs Team evolves!