A few years ago, the kids and I challenged ourselves to do simple and small random acts of kindness at least once a day for every day of the Advent season. The idea was that we would start to notice those around us more, and actively look for ways to make people smile.

It was hard sometimes…and always worth it.

You can learn more about that, see our Ultimate Guide to Random Acts of Kindness, and find other ways to raise kind kids. It’s not as challenging as it sometimes seems. It just takes a little effort.