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Becoming an "A" Person

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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Throughout my career, whether I was an elementary school teacher or a Superintendent of Schools, I always told parents, "I would rather your child was an 'A' person instead of an 'A' student."

Many parents place more emphasis on their children's academic performance instead of whether or not not they are kind, considerate and respectful to others. I say they are all important!

I think the above three character traits, for example, can be learned. We just have to make them a priority. Children can be taught that being kind is natural, not something that they have to make an effort to achieve. Being kind is as simple as smiling at someone; or giving someone a compliment; or helping someone with a task; or just asking "How are you?"

February is Random Acts of Kindness Month. February 17, 2019 is Random Acts of Kindness Day! The "Don't Be That KID! At School Resource Guide" has a section with activities you can do with your children to stress the importance of being kind to one another.

Being kind to others helps children feel good about themselves. And... it makes you feel good too!

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