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Reaching out to others, even with a simple smile, enhances your own healthy development and success in school.

Research behind the Science of Kindness:
   ♦ Kindness Research
   ♦ Random Acts of Kindness Foundation
   ♦ Science of Kindness
   ♦ The Child and Adolescent Development Lab: Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl
 

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” – Plato
“Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.” – Kevin Heath
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Did you know?...
   ♦ "Being kind can scientifically benefit your heart, reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, and make you happier." ~ Priya Advani
   ♦ November 7 is Random Act of Kindness Day.
   ♦ Random Acts of Kindness Week is in February.

 

Resources
   ♦ Circle of Courage
   ♦ Inspirational Stories: Random Acts of Kindness
   ♦ Kindness Ideas from the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation
   ♦ Long Live Kids!: Bullying Prevention
   ♦ One Million Acts of Kindness
   ♦ Safe and Caring Schools & Communities: Random Acts of Kindness
   ♦ SpreadKindness.org
   ♦ Why Teaching Kindness in Schools is Essential to Reduce Bullying

  

Books/ Workbooks
   ♦ Acts of Kindness Books for Kids
   ♦ Best Children's Stories of Kindness
   ♦ Books on Bullying and Friendship Issues
   ♦ Cool, Calm, and Confident: A Workbook to Help Kids Learn Assertiveness Skills- Lisa M. Schab, LCSW
   ♦ Learning to Listen, Learning to Care: A Workbook to Help Kids Learn Self-Control & Empathy- Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D
   ♦ Let's Be Friends: A Workbook to Help Kids Learn Social Skills & Make Great Friends- Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D and Julia Holmes

 

Videos

A Sincere Compliment

 
How to change the world in less than one minute

 

 
Kid President

 
Kindness Boomerang

 
The Power of Empathy Video

Bell Let's Talk: Let's End the Stigma Videos
Osseo football captain beats cyber bullies at their own game, making kindness go viral