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How to Inspire Kindness in Children

With all the negative news stories we're inundated with these days, our world could use a little--okay, a lot--more kindness. And the best way to spread kindness is to inspire it in our kiddos. Because if we teach our kids about kindness, we are helping form a future that includes human beings really caring about each other. These kids are our shot to turn things around and I can't think of a better day to focus on kindness and empathy than World Kindness Day. With World Kindness Day being today, November 13th, my family and I have been talking about ways we can inspire kindness through random acts in our community. Because just like a smile, kindness can be catching.

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How to Inspire Kindness

Doing something as simple as bringing your elderly neighbor's garbage can up from the street or baking a batch of cookies for the mailman who always makes time to say hi could inspire a chain reaction of kindness that touches countless others. So, that's our plan...We're focusing on kindness this season and we're starting by writing down all the things we're thankful for. Nothing gets you in a giving mood like counting your blessings! In fact with the Turkey on the Table kit you can inspire kindness in your family all month long. Each day you write down something you're thankful for and add then a "Thankful Feather" to your turkey. On Thanksgiving, you can then sit around the table and reflect on how many things you have to be thankful about! Plus, with your purchase you helping to provide a meals to those in need thanks to a donation through Feeding America!

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Wear Kindness Every Day

Another way to make sure kids always remember to be kind is to go a very literal route. Target's Cat & Jack line has a slew of kindness focused tees that will remind your little ones that kindness is key! A graphic tree emblazoned with BE KIND is about as literal as you can get. Haha! 

My kids love their new kindness tees so much, I think I'm going to go snag some more. They look just darling with their new Jambu sneakers and Mary Janes. I've found that when the kids love their clothes, it's a whole lot easier to get them dressed. Good moods are a whole lot more conducive to showing kindness than bad ones. And that's why I love the Cat & Jack and Jambu lines so much. Not only are the designs adorable, but they're made for comfort. I'm certainly happier when I'm comfortable and my kiddos are no different!

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So, what are you going to do to inspire kindness this year? If you need more ideas, check out how you can incorporate kindness into your holiday traditions!

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