3 Steps to Teach Your Children Empathy

Empathy is a powerful human emotion that allows us to feel for one another and connect to each other on deeper and stronger levels. When we have empathy for another individual, our feelings become connected. We begin to understand, see and feel things from their perspective. For example, if an individual is feeling sad, when we are empathetic for them, …

Kindness Piggy Bank

Idea Objective: To teach your children about the importance of giving, philanthropy, and money management. Overview: Give your children a set amount of allowance each week/month specifically for the purpose of giving away to a cause or charity they care about. Encourage them to research organizations online, watch documentaries or even take tours of local organizations in your area. Then …

Inspiring our Future Through Acts of Kindness

School started up again this past week. As a teacher, I always wonder what my students will be like: Will they like my class? Are there going to be kids that need more help than others? And, possibly the most important question I can ask for my students: what kind of baggage do these kids come with that could hinder their …

Community Investment, Martial Artist Style

Most of us agree that tomorrow’s hopes hinge on this generation’s children and youth.  Since kids spend so much time in school, these institutions play a pivotal role in nurturing an intelligent and informed population, fostering positive social skills, and encouraging healthy habits for daily living.  That’s a lot for teachers and staff to accomplish during the course of a …