Initially, we were going to share some links about being polite and how that equates (or does it?) to being nice, but then we stumbled upon a handful of links about children, how we communicate with them, how we fear hurting their feelings, how we teach them to be kind, and it all may be harmful in the long term. We’re saving the discussion on politeness for another time, and until then, here are the stories we’ve been reading this week:
- How many times have you said, “Nice try!”to your child?
- How about: “That was good, but…”
- When kindness hurts your child’s self-esteem
- Five children’s books on kindness, recommended by Cup of Jo’s Joanna Goddard
- The other kid