We highly recommend cracking out actual paper and pens for this one, but if you don’t have the appropriate supplies, or your handwriting has withered away beyond recognition from years of typing, a thank you Email is a close second.Read More
Donating useful food items to an appropriate charity can make a huge difference to families in need. Make sure that you find a charity that currently needs food, and check on their website for what their requirements are.Read More
Today, you’re going to be kind to yourself! You can’t pour from an empty cup, so self-kindness can energise you to keep being your wonderful self, without burning out or giving up. Read some ideas in here.Read More
What could be kinder than giving the gift of education?
The Jagriti Foundation is committed to supporting opportunities through education and community collaboration to empower children, women and men to lead lives of hope with realised potential.
Why not cheer-up a complete stranger with an anonymous kind note? We’ve designed these for you to print and hand out wherever you are. Don’t have a printer? You could make your own notes, use ours as inspiration or come up with your own messages.Read More
Today we’ll extend our kindness to our beautiful planet. Today, we plant a tree. Not all trees like being planted at this time of year, but citrus trees can be planted right through summer. We also love how their blossoms attract bees and smell beautiful!Read More
Write a note for each of your children from Santa’s Giving Elf. Leave it in their room, or under the tree, with a bag or box (something that would work well as a Santa sack). In the note, tell them that the Giving Elf is looking for as many toys as possible to give to children in need.Read More
Give someone a compliment – and mean it.
How often do you think something kind and not say it? “Wow, she did a fantastic job of that presentation” or “He’s so good at making the children laugh”. Sometimes we feel a bit awkward saying these sorts of things out loud. Well, today that changes.
For our second day of kindness, do a job that isn’t usually yours.
Now, we're not asking you to turn up at work and take over the company. What we are asking you to do is find one little task that is usually done by someone else and do it for them.
Start with a smile. In fact, start with 10. Make it your mission to smile at at least 10 people today. Extra points if you get them to smile back.Read More
There is no denying the level of emotions that can accompany biting. Whether your child is biting or being bitten, the emotions can be intense. When biting is ongoing it can be a stressful time for all of the people involved. There is a definite stigma surrounding biting. The reality is, as unpleasant as it is, that for young toddlers biting is a common behaviour and part and parcel of their development.Read More
Becoming a parent is overwhelming. Suddenly we are responsible for this small person and as our primal instincts to protect them emerge, we find ourselves wanting to shelter them from life's storms. Sadly, just like the weather we can't control what happens in life. The good news is, we can prepare our children for this wild, wonderful world by nurturing their developing sense of self.
Here are five everyday approaches that will help:Read More
Imagine a father coaxing his five month old on the mechanics of walking. Or how about a Mum teaching vowel sounds to her 3 month old infant. You would say that they were wasting their time – right? Imagine these parents fearing that their children were “falling behind”. It’s obvious that these things are clearly outside of their developmental abilities.Read More
“It’s the ponies that make the sky pink Mum”. Years ago one of my daughters invented this theory. When I asked her why she thought the sky sometimes turned pink, she pondered the question, and then, out of the blue informed me that “The ponies are to blame”. Ten years on, she still gazes at the sky and with a slight giggle says “Look…. the ponies are here Mum”.Read More
The thought of returning to work after a few months (or years) at home with your wee one is daunting, right? Throw in worrying about your child starting daycare and it’s enough to guarantee some new grey hairs!Read More
You’ve probably seen those Facebook posts doing the rounds, of 'reasons why my toddler had a tantrum' and had a giggle to yourself. We laugh because we can relate! Often it seems there’s no rhyme or reason behind the tantrum - from throwing themselves into a puddle because you dared ask them to put a raincoat on, to the full face of silent rage because you wouldn't let them play in the toilet water.Read More