Here is a link to an interesting character development article from the Washington Post website: Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind. What I appreciate about this article is that it provides powerful strategies, explanations of why they are important, and very practical examples of ways to implement them.
Are you interested in modeling kindness for your child? When you are out shopping for school supplies with your kids, why don't you have them pick up one extra item to donate to a local child for whom new school supplies may not be possible. If our Lower Schoolers bring these extra items to school sometime between now and the Open House/Family Picnic on August 25, we can offer the crayons, pencils, loose leaf paper, and such to the four public school teachers in our CWA Lower School parent body. You can bet that each of these teachers knows several students for whom new supplies would be a real treat. To see typical public supply lists you can do a quick websearch.