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10 Ways to Raise a Compassionate Child, According to Experts
In a time when heartbreaking news headlines and polarizing posts clog our social media feeds, it's never been more important to raise a child who is aware of and kind to others. Here's how to start.
How to Explain to Family That They Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
Experts offer up facts for combatting misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine, plus tips for having a constructive conversation with family members about why it's important to get it.
Inspired by her Son, This Community Organizer is Committed to Getting Kids Vaccinated for COVID-19
Since fall 2020, Jereka R. Thomas-Hockaday has led a major local effort to take care of her Austin, Texas neighbors in "any way, shape, or form."
Meet 4 of the Kindest Families in America
What does it look like when a whole family spreads goodness in the world? Read on to meet four incredibly caring clans, nominated by Parents readers and chosen by judges who know a thing or two about sharing the love.
Mom Receives Autism Diagnosis Along with Her 3 Children: 'It Was Life-Changing in a Good Way'
Most of her life, Jen Malia felt that she was different from her peers, but never understood why. She started noticing the very same differences in her own children. That's when she searched for answers and finally received a diagnosis for all of them.
As Black Parents Raising a White Child, We Face Racism Every Day
When the Baldwins decided to adopt three children, including a white baby, they never imagined the racism and ignorance they'd face. Now they are advocating for families like their own.
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15 Simple Ways to Spread Kindness with Kids
Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, you can start becoming a kinder family with these ideas for helping strangers, practicing mindfulness, and supporting your community.
7 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas for Kids
Kindness is a superpower kids can choose every day. Flag these inspiring ideas to prepare for Random Acts of Kindness Day 2021 on Wednesday, February 17.
How to Start a Meal Train in Your Community

One of the kindest things you can do for someone in need? Take meal prep off their plate.