Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cracked Blog Tour: Top Ten with KM Walton

We have the awesome K.M. Walton here with us today giving her top ten reasons why kindness can't be forgotten. Her book Cracked will be available in early January, but until then, you can follow along with her blog tour through The {Teen} Book Scene. Click on the graphic below for full details.



The top ten reasons kindness can’t be forgotten:

  1. Human beings have to be taught kindness. It doesn’t come natural to most of us.
  2. We are presented with countless opportunities to revolutionize young people’s minds. To INSPIRE them.
  3. When you “look outward” and see how your actions/words are affecting the human beings around you, it is the first step towards kindness.
  4. If parents teach their children to think of other people...think of how other people feel first, before acting or reacting, well, then, those children will forever be empowered to think on their feet. And most importantly to think with their heart and their head. Those are some extraordinary parenting moments.
  5. As a former public middle school teacher I say this: It IS the teacher’s job to remove the obstacles of cruelty and hatred in a way that lessons are learned by all.
  6. Adults must make time to explicitly teach kindness and compassion. No excuses, because there aren’t any good enough.
  7. Bullies must understand potential consequences of their bullying behavior. How? By thoughtfully crafted, age appropriate experiences/discussions allowing them feel or understand the victim’s pain.
  8. Take the risk and talk about kindness with the children in your life. Be uncomfortable. Force yourself.
  9. The power isn’t in the time it takes but in the feelings the conversation/discussion evokes.
  10. Buck the system. Go out on a limb. Abandon your fears. Shut your inner voice up & go save/influence a life.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for having me on your blog, Cindy!

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  2. Thank you so much for this post, K.M. I loved posting it and I'm thrilled to have you here on BCM!

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