In our crazy world, kindness seems to have taken a back seat to narcissism, a sense of entitlement, a longing for power, and greed. All you need do is follow the current 2016 political scene.
While the kids are home this summer, make it a point to bring kindness into their lives. Come September, educators will bless you! So what's involved? Being a model for your kids by showing kindness to them and others.
If you look online there are plenty of resources. I'd recommend starting with "55+ Kindness Activities for Kids." Not only do you get the 55 activity suggestions, but you also get links to more than 55 other bloggers' posts about kindness activities!
One of the more difficult aspects of talking about kindness, is getting children to understand what UN-kindness can do to an individual. Here's an article that made the rounds of Facebook a few weeks ago. I think the lesson it teaches is simple and easily understood.
Teaching kindness is one of those "bibliotherapeutic" topics that we have covered: