Welcome To Publisher's Corner, It's All About Kindness

By Melissa Shrader Editor Publisher Loveland Macaroni Kid April 27, 2021


This, it's all about this. Kindness. It's simple. We need to treat each other with kindness. The definition of Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. 

There are a bunch of ways to show kindness too. The Kindness Rocks project is one we've taken part in and LOVE. is a wonderful site with so many ideas. They have a learn-kind curriculum and have partnered with Harvard to develop ideas to show kindness during the pandemic to hit the areas that are most important to people.

Random Acts of Kindness are all around us and at you can find so many ways to spread kindness to everyone around you it's amazing.  #MakeKindnessTheNorm Try this Random Act of Kindness Challenge.  Find out about their curriculum for kids K-8 and a special High school elective course The Kindness Impact.

Questions to Reflect on Kindness
What words or actions come to mind when you think of what kindness means to you?
What was the last act of kindness that you saw? How did it make you feel?
What was the last act of kindness you received? How did it make you feel?
What was the last act of kindness you did? How were you kind to someone else? How did it make you feel?
What would happen if you committed to performing at least one act of kindness every day?

What are some other words for Kindness? 

Benevolence    Care   Compassion   Concern   Courtesy   Friendliness   Gentleness   Goodness   Goodwill   Grace   Gracious   Heart   Helpfulness   Hospitality   Loving   Neighborly   Patience   Philanthropic   Sweetness   Sympathy   Tenderness   Thoughtfulness   Tolerance   Understanding   Unselfishness

Tips for Teaching Kindness

 Be kind to yourself.  - This one is harder than it sounds. We as parents tend to put ourselves second or last. It's in our nature to do that and it's also in our nature to learn by watching others. So if your kids see you put yourself last all the time they pick up on that.  Being kind to yourself is key in teaching them to be kind to themselves.
Practice. Show by example.
Be intentional about it.  You can do many things, volunteer, give compliments, donate to a charity, hold the door for someone, for example.
Be Courteous Say thank you.
How do you learn right and wrong? Through associative learning. Seeing someone being kind or noticing it from a family member or friend. Be curious, reinforce the act of kindness, make sure to tell them you appreciate what they did. Positive reinforcement helps people want to do more good deeds and reminds people to act with intention.

What are we up to?

We will be having a Virtual Summer Camp Fair every month this summer. We will be featuring a camp each week for you to learn about. We will Feature Urban Air among others. 

The calendar is slowly beginning to repopulate with in-person events and we will keep virtual events too. Many of the usual events have been canceled or reimagined and will not resume again till next year, or be very different than in previous years. Keep an eye out I will be verifying events asap and regularly. 

We will update you as we get information. Most updates will happen on Facebook and here. 

Online Events and Gatherings that are open to all are welcome on our calendar.

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Don't forget to check out Facebook too for other events that have been popping up randomly since the State has changed the Stay at home quarantine to the Safer at home guideline.

If you have other things you want to see Mac Kid do drop me an email. 

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Remember with any event, If the weather looks questionable, - Always check in with the event itself to be sure the event is still on! You can email me as well. ESPECIALLY IN SPRING AND FALL. Now that COVID has come please comply with the COVID guidelines requested by each establishment and organizer. If you have a question about their policies please contact them directly. COVID Guidelines change regularly too so be sure to make sure that an event is still compliant and that it is not canceled.  We will update events regularly however we can't catch everything. 

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Wishing you Love, Light, and fun for the week (and your life) ahead! 

Stay safe, Stay healthy, Love, Live and Be Fierce for what you believe, 

Melissa Shrader 

Editor and Publisher Loveland Macaroni Kid

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