Workshop to focus on modeling kindness for children

December 3, 2015  

Human Resources will host a family-friendly workshop on supporting kind behavior in children from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 8) in Stewart Center, Room 311.

"Raising Good Children" will discuss ways adults can involve children in acts of kindness, from helping an elderly neighbor to giving canned goods to a food bank. Encouraging kindness in children is an important responsibility for all adults who care for children. Kind and caring behavior appears early in life and continues to develop across the life span.

This workshop will be presented by Kathy Murray from Purdue Extension and will provide examples and discussion on how adults can reinforce kindness by explaining to children why they should engage in kind behavior and help them by being a role model. Research says that children are more likely to comply with adults' wishes when they hear a reasonable and understandable explanation and by seeing examples.

The family workshops are open to faculty, staff, students and spouses/same-sex domestic partners. Those attending are encouraged to bring lunch to eat while listening to the presentation. Time for asking questions and networking will be offered.

Registration is due Monday (Dec 7). Limited seats are available. Individuals with a Purdue career account can register online for this workshop, and those without a career account can email to register.

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