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How can I expect and demand kindness from my child?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Spell out loudly and clearly your expectation that others must be treated kindly. It sets a standard for your child’s expected conduct and also lets her know in no uncertain terms what you value.

Nancy Eisenberg, author of The Caring Child, found that parents who express their views about hurtful, unkind behavior and then explain why they feel that way tend to have kids who adopt those views.

So state your belief to children again and again and again: “Unkindness is wrong, it’s hurtful, and it will not be tolerated!”

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