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February is National Random Acts of Kindness Month, so naturally, we are talking even more to our students about being kind to others, in school and outside of school. Consequently, a critical piece to kindness comes in the form of empathy. As Alfred Alder proclaimed, “empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.” However, the true meaning of empathy is sometimes confused with, and lost in the realm of, sympathy. Therefore, teaching our children what empathy is and what empathy looks like is of even greater importance. Take a look at these articles below for great tips on how to educate and encourage empathetic natures within our children!

5 Tips for Cultivating Empathy
Evidence Based Tips for Fostering Empathy
5 Ways to Teach Our Children Empathy

 

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On the last blog, we talked about helping our kids navigate being responsible digital citizens. While we can control our communication on virtual respect, kindness, privacy, safety etc., we simply can't control the environment of the internet system - we can’t control what is put out there for our kids to click into and possibly see. However, there are tips and programs that can help monitor screen time and keep our kids safe from seeing developmentally unsuitable material. Take a look at the articles below for information on cyber safety and ideas on how to begin to protect your kid(s) at any age!

Keeping Children Safe Online
7 Ways To Keep Kids Safe Online
Age-Based Guidelines

 

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We all hope to instill in our children the value of responsibility. We hope to teach them to make good choices in what they do and what they say - at home, at school, on the court, on the field, in the gym, in the studio etc. Especially now, when technology is being used more than ever before, we hope our children exercise responsibility virtually as well as in person. However, children need to learn how to be a responsible digital citizen. They need to know that the values of kindness, trust, privacy, and safety are all still vital components that should be upheld online, just as they should be upheld in person; and that the concept of responsibility doesn’t just include how our choices and our words affect us personally, but rather it includes how our actions and our words affect others too. For insight on how to talk to and teach your children about digital citizenship take a look at the following three articles: 

How To Teach Kids To Be Good Digital Citizens
Teaching Internet Safety And Digital Citizenship to Kids
5 Tips To Help Parents Teach Digital Citizenship At Home
 

 

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