Kindness guidelines for children

Treat others how you want to be treated, which is a great reminder always to be considerate of other people's feelings.

Listen to others. Showing that you are genuinely interested in what someone has to say is a simple yet powerful way to be kind. 

Help others. Small acts of kindness can make a big difference, whether picking up something someone dropped or offering to help with a task.

Be inclusive. Include others in your games and activities, and make sure that everyone feels welcome and included.

Show empathy. Try to understand how others feel and offer support when needed.  

Say kind words. Compliment someone on their appearance or actions, or say "please" and "thank you" often.  

Show gratitude. Express your gratitude for the people and things in your life.  

Practice forgiveness. Holding grudges only causes negative feelings. Practice forgiving others to promote kindness.  

Be patient. Being kind also means being patient with others and giving them the time and space they need to do things their way. 

Set a good example. Children learn by example, so be kind to others and show them through your actions.

It's important to remember that kindness is a habit, and it takes practice to make it a part of our daily lives.

Encourage children to practice kindness daily, and remind them that small acts of kindness can make a big difference!