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Three Simple Rules to Raise Kind Kids

A happy father helping his smiling, helmeted child ride a bike.


Christian Dashiell

It's all about the small things.


Nurturing kindness and empathy in children requires more than time and repetition. Parents also need to practice strategies for intentionally developing pro-social skills with their children.Kindness training, like an intervention delivered in the recent BrainHealth pilot study Kind Minds with Moozie, has been shown to be effective in helping parents implement actionable habits for boosting kindness in daily life. The study was conducted by Maria Johnson, Julie Fratantoni, Kathleen Tate, and Antonia Moran. This article describes the BrainHealth® study and identifies three key components to cultivating kindness – focusing on emotional intelligence, affirming kindness in daily life, and making kindness a family practice. Read more at Fatherly

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Maria Johnson, MA, CCC-SLP

Director, Youth and Family Innovations Lead Research Clinician and Trainer, Charisma Virtual Social Coaching

Julie Fratantoni, PhD, CCC-SLP

Head of Research Integration and Partnerships Center for BrainHealth

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