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Teaching Kindness to Kids

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: How can you best teach kids kindness and respect for others, as well as kindness and respect for themselves?
Air Date: 10/14/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Joshua Coburn, Author
Joshua-CoburnJoshua Coburn is a Motivational Speaker, Mentor, and Author who has spent his life and career redefining stereotypes, living his passions, and assisting others to Dream Big, Believe Big, and Succeed Big. Joshua is also the founder of the Manners & Motivation speaking tour as well as Know My Impact, the only way to track random acts of kindness. He is also the author of Inspiration on Demand.
  • Book Title: Inspiration on Demand
  • Guest Twitter Account: @YourRealityChek
Teaching Kindness to Kids
Confidence is often rooted in what other people think of you, rather than what you think of yourself. 

It's an unfortunate problem in many adults but perhaps impacts kids even more, because they really haven't had a chance to discover who they are yet.

Kids who do choose to "shine," often receive negative feedback, even bullying behavior, from other kids (and sometimes even adults).

Joshua Coburn is a motivational speaker, mentor, and author who has spent his life and career redefining stereotypes, living his passions, and assisting others to dream big, believe big, and succeed big.

Joshua travels the country with this Manners & Motivation speaking tour, in which he helps teach kids kindness and respect for others, as well as kindness and respect for themselves.

Three big tips Joshua offers during his speaking engagements are this:

  1. Communicate. If you don't understand, ask.
  2. Be vulnerable and take a chance; be willing to break down barriers.
  3. Understand that not everyone is going to understand.

Listen in as Joshua joins Andrea and Lisa to share more about the work he's doing, as well as how you can have an open dialogue with your own kids to help teach them kindness, understanding and respect.