Are you too concerned about your child's grades? I was surprised by recent research that found 80 percent of kids think their parents care more about academic and athletic achievements than kindness or other moral attributes. In a study of 10,000 young participants, children were three times as likely to agree with the following statement: "My parents are prouder if I get good grades in my classes than if I'm a caring community member."
But this study comes as a good reminder that we need to emphasize the importance of being a kind person too. Your little one shouldn't have to choose just one area to excel at; he can be sweet, smart, and a great athlete all at the same time. Here are some easy ways to encourage your child to be kind:
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