Kindness is the act of doing or saying something nice and positive to someone else, or even yourself! Some examples of kindness to share with your family include saying “awesome job” to your friend for their class presentationhelping your grandma water the grass or buying your sister their favorite ice creamThere is no right or wrong way, as there are endless ways to be kind and it can vary depending on your background or life experiences. Showing kindness means you have respect for others, and you care for them and their feelings.  

When we are kind, we may see some of these benefits: 

  • Lower blood pressure 
  • Improved heart health 
  • Increase in optimism 
  • Increased energy  
  • Increased production of serotonin, which helps to calm us down and makes us happy!  
  • Possible increase in lifespan  

Learn more.

Some tips to help you and your family spread kindness: 

Step #1: Think 

  • What does being kind mean to you? What does it mean to the other members of your family? 
  • When was the last time you were kind to someone? Do you remember what you did? 

Step #2: Learn.  

Read or watch one of the following stories on kindness.  

Step #3: Spread Kindness.  

Choose one of the following acts of kindness or create your own! Just remember, whichever activity you choose to do make sure to follow any social distancing guidelines.  

To submit your BONUS challenge, please post a photo of your child spreading kindness on your timeline and tag it #FISWellnessChallenge by next week, June 4th at 3:00 PM. If you have trouble submitting your post, or if your Facebook is private, please send it to Jessica Torres at jtorres@familiesinschools.org. 

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