Session 2 began this week, and our character training trait for this session is kindness. Kindness means being friendly, generous, and polite. Coaches will be talking about biblical kindness, as well as encouraging students to show this character trait in class.
The verse for Session 2 is Ephesians 4:23. “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
Parenting magazine gives five ways that parents can foster the trait of kinds in their children:
- Model kindness – The best way to teach children about kindness is to model it as a parent. Volunteering to help others and always treating others with respect can help provide a good example for your children to emulate.
- Reward kind acts –Consider rewarding kids when you catch them in the act of showing kindness.
- Participate in activities that help others – Encourage children to volunteer and get involved in programs that allow them to give back to their communities.
- Talk about friendship – Friendship is a long-lasting way to show kindness. Help kids understand friendship by discussing it at home.
- Choose words wisely – Words have power. Help children rephrase their words to better communicate what they are trying to say in a positive way.
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ~ Mark Twain