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Counselor Connection: Ways to Practice Kindness

Posted Date: 02/05/2024

February Counselor Connection
At Rapoport Academy, we are committed to encouraging, supporting, and empowering our students to become their best selves. The counseling team is excited for the opportunity to support your child's mental health and wellness. 
February - Random Acts of Kindness Week (2/14-2/20)

Kindness is defined by doing something towards yourself and others, motivated by genuine desire to make a positive difference. We know from the research that kindness and our mental health are deeply connected. The research shows that kindness is an antidote to isolation and creates a sense of belonging. It helps reduce stress, brings a fresh perspective and deepens friendships. Kindness to ourselves can prevent shame from corroding our sense of identity and help boost our self-esteem. Kindness can even improve feelings of confidence and optimism.


In addition, what might seem like a small kind gesture could have a greater impact than you might think. Supported by research, Acts of kindness can be contagious! 

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Want to help your child learn new ways to practice kindness but aren't sure where to start?! Check out the resources below for tips and tricks to help your child or teen learning ways to practice kindness!
Sources: American Psychiatric AssociationMental Health Foundation   

Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

Teaching Children to Be Kind and Practice Compassion

Here are the 5 Things About Kindness to Teach Your Teen