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How can I raise my kids to be kind-hearted?

Katrina Bramstedt, PhD
Health Education

One approach is to be a good role model. For example, if you role model kind-hearted behavior such as altruism and philanthropy, and your child sees this behavior, he/she might model it. Ideas include taking your child with you when you drop off used clothes at a thrift shop; offer your child the opportunity to help you bake bread for your neighbor who is sick; grow a garden with your child and the two of you take the harvest to your local food bank.

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