Creating a Culture of Kindness in Anne Arundel County Schools & Community
Creating a culture of kindness is a big undertaking but one that we must take on if we want our children to be safe and feel safe while they are at school.
How do we create a culture of kindness?
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Join us here at Bully Prevention Partners in our efforts to create a culture of kindness.
Bully prevention begins at a very early age. We will not call it bully prevention - rather it is called friendship skills. There are many friendship skills that our children would do well learning from us. These skills, like others do not come natural to most…Continue
There is a icebreaker game that we play with children sometimes called Stepping into the Circle. The concept is for them to see what they have in common with others in their new group of classmates. It can also help them to see the similarities and help them to make connections with others.
One mom says that from the time that her 9 year old and 6 year old get up in the morning they are arguing about everything. They argue about the TV, video games, who should pick up the toys, why they can’t come in the others room. It is endless. Sometimes the arguments are over the simplest things or…Continue
Continuing our series on conflict resolution Step #3 is Reflective Listening. This is related closely to Step #2 with using “I” messages, because once we are cooled off we can have a conversation. Being able to listen and say back what you heard is not what is generally done when there is conflict.…Continue
Helping our children learn to assertive, to stand up for themselves and to do so without coming off as being mean or sometimes sarcastic can be done by teaching them to use the “I”. One of the 5 Universal Truths about all people is that all people want to be…Continue
Recently a student said to me, “I try to walk away when someone makes me mad, but inside my body I feel really mad, so I can’t.” The very first step in the Balanced Life Skills Way of conflict resolution is to Cool Off. As adults we know that can be difficult, and this is reflected in what this student said, “I just can’t”. I would suggest that we feel anger in different parts of our body. For each of us it may be different. Some feel it in their head, shoulders, neck,…Continue