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#ActsofKindness

Posted on Affirmation, General, Self-Esteem, Stress December 1, 2016 by Mary George

 

December and the wonderful spirit of the holiday season could not be coming at a better time. November was a tough month! I have to say that I am very happy to see it end. From the ups, downs and surprises of the election to the devastating fires in Tennessee. I think that we are all in the mood to start spreading happiness, kindness and good cheer. It’s long overdue for 2016.

Our children live a much more stressful life these days. The ever increasing demands to do well in school, sports or other activities is causing our children to suffer. They must also endure being included, bullying, and now on top of that, the 24/7 cyberworld that is constantly in their faces. So what does kindness have to do with that? It can help develop a society that has hope, believes in positive change and creates happiness both inwardly and outwardly. At study out of the University of California at Riverside, students were assigned to do 5 random acts of kindness every week for 6 weeks. At the end of the study they found that the students levels of happiness had increased 41.66%. That should tell us all something!

So this December, join us in highlighting #ActsofKindness – tag us on our Instagram and Facebook pages with your children’s (and your) #ActsofKindness or send them to us and we will post them! We challenge you to create a better world!

As a bit of inspiration, “a recent study by Arber Tasimi, a graduate student at Yale University, and Liane Young, a professor at Boston College, found that kids who do good—and think back on it—are driven to do more and more good. As Tasimi says, “These findings show that something as simple as asking children to reflect on their past good deeds has positive effects on children’s behavior.”

These small #actsofkindness can change the world!

#myremarkableself #sharekindess #kindnessmatters

 

—Mary & Claire

 

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44 Books that teach Empathy by CSM

Posted on General, Self-Esteem September 19, 2016 by Mary George

Obviously we are not the only ones thinking about empathy and how important it is to work with our children to develop their empathy. Common Sense Media just came out with a list of 44 books, spanning all age ranges, that help teach empathy to our children. I am always looking for books for my children and these books will definitely be added to their reading list. Check it out here…

#KindnessMatters

–Mary & Claire

**My Remarkable Self is available to give workshops, school/camp assemblies and classes for parents, students, educators and businesses. Please contact us at info@myremarkableself.com for further information.**

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