I was lying in bed last night thinking about what my hopes are for each of my children this coming school year. In addition to personal and emotional growth, and all things academic, my hopes include that they be good (good scholars, good friends, good citizens), kind, compassionate, respectful and celebratory of differences they might recognize in their classmates and peers. And, hopefully, they’ll be the recipients of similar behaviors.
Earlier this year I introduced you to the “My World Friends Pledge”. I think this is a great way for all of our kids to start off the school year. You can find the Pledge at myworldmedia.net. Imagine how different our world would be if everyone lived by the Pledge!
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be talking more about The Pledge and how these important topics can be woven into daily, light-hearted conversation with your children.
Until then… be kind to one another!