Parents are always looking for the one feature that will give their children a leg up in life. For many, it’s directing their kids into sports, music lessons, art, summer classes, or foreign language. Take your pick. But turning your preschooler into Picasso may not secure their future success as much as teaching them to be nice.
According to Richard Weissbourd, author of The Parents We Mean to Be, and a child and family psychologist on the faculty of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and School of Education, “…studies show that people who are in the habit of expressing gratitude are more likely to be helpful, generous, compassionate, and forgiving — and they’re also more likely to be happy and healthy.”
Let’s Help Kids has seen the power of compassion at work and how it inspires children to be creative, bold, and caring. Read more about this special feature we want all kids to experience in this recent Washington Post article.