Written by Audrey Monke of Gold Arrow Camp
Being a considerate, kind person who thinks about others is a great character trait that helps children form friendships and leads to a happier life as an adult. In jobs and in future relationships, kindness will take our children “further in life than any college degree.”
Children are not born knowing how to be kind. They learn it from watching their parents, peers, and mentors (like camp counselors!). By focusing on and praising kindness, we are encouraging children to “beef up” their kindness skills. No matter how kind a person already is, it never hurts to focus on thinking of others and saying and doing nice things for them.