Teaching Kids to Help Others

Teaching Kids to Help Others

This is a guest post by my friend Angela from Homeschool Innovation. Children are natural born helpers. From the time they are very small they are watching everything we do, and they want to be like us. Think of your baby in the high chair learning to eat on her own....
Teaching Kids to Welcome Others

Teaching Kids to Welcome Others

It’s so easy, despite our ultra-connected society, to feel isolated and alone. We are plugged in, and so are our kids. And the art of welcome conversation is getting lost. Teaching children to be welcoming to others encourages them to be sensitive to...
Teaching Kids to Organize for Others

Teaching Kids to Organize for Others

Children feel empowered when they are given the opportunity to help others. What a gift is it to show them that they can organize service projects themselves, counting on adults for assistance, but not direction. It really is a critical life skill to teach kids...
Teaching Kids to Play with Others

Teaching Kids to Play with Others

Teaching kindness to kids through play is a great way to capitalize on what comes naturally to children, while bringing joy to others. And, while many adults won’t think of play as kindness towards others, that’s exactly what it is. Bringing joy to others...
Teaching Kids to Heal Others

Teaching Kids to Heal Others

Healing can be spiritual, emotional, or physical. Oftentimes, people talk of the healing nature of kids, and how their presence soothes the soul and keeps them feeling young. Children have an enthusiasm for life and remind people of the good in life.     ...
Teaching Kids to Befriend Others

Teaching Kids to Befriend Others

We tell our kids to love one another and be a friend to all. Love thy neighbor. Befriend the lonely. But few service programs allow young children to interact with the people whom they are helping. It’s just easier to organize toy drives and donation programs...