Giving compliments is a great way to verbalize the qualities you like in someone. They should be genuine and from the heart. Teaching children to give authentic compliments teaches empathy, gratitude, and kindness. Here’s how you and your children can help spread kindness on National Compliment Day.
Compliments for Friends and Family
Sometimes it can be easy to neglect the people closest to us. That said, they are often the ones who will be the most grateful for your compliments and kind words. Have your children think about the friends and family in their lives and what they love so much about them. Then they can draw pictures and make cards honoring these special qualities. Your kids will learn a valuable lesson, and your friends and family will be truly touched.
Complimenting Your Delivery Person
Looking back to the holidays, it’s easy to see how hard delivery people work! In today’s day and age, a child can choose a toy and have it at their house the next day! Don’t let this miracle of modern logistics be taken for granted. Have your kids write a note or thank your delivery driver in person. Let them know how much you appreciate all of their hard work.
Complimenting Service Staff
Employees of the service industry work hard! While tipping is a great way to show your appreciation, people like to hear it too. Make it a point to let your waiter, usher, cashier, or bank teller know just how much you appreciate them and their hard work. Doing this with your children present will help to teach them gratitude for the services we use each day.
Compliments at School
For many children, a lot of their time is spent at school. Have your kids think about the teachers and staff that have impacted them. Have them write a note or draw a picture illustrating the positive impact they have received. Whether it is the janitor or principal, they will enjoy hearing the kind words.
A Compliment Day Challenge!
The power of compliments is truly amazing. A kind word or sweet sentiment can impact a person more than you know. In honor of National Compliment Day, we challenge you to compliment at least three people today! Whether it is your spouse, child, or co-worker, you will certainly bring a smile to someone’s face. Encourage your kids to take part in the challenge too!