Everybody matters

“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.” (Kid President)

This is a great skill to teach our kids…how to be the sort of person who lives their life like everybody matters.  How can our children learn how to make people feel like they matter?  Teach them how to be empathetic to others and to be compassionate and forgiving of other peoples’ mistakes.  Teach them to offer a smile and a kind word, especially when someone is having a hard day.  And teach them to listen to what others have to say…to their stories, their worries and their joys, because nothing makes a person feel more special than simply being heard.

What is the best way to teach your children all of these skills?  Model this behavior by being the somebody who makes them feel like a somebody!

Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody. -Kid President

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