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Don't Raise A Kid To Be Nice

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Raise a kid to be so much more.

Raise a kid that when they see someone sitting alone in the cafeteria, they’ll sit right down next to them, so they aren’t alone anymore.

Raise a kid that when they see someone struggling with their schoolwork, they’ll offer studying help after school.

Raise a kid that when they see someone crying, they’ll know that a hug can speak larger volumes than words.

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Raise a kid that when they see someone having difficulty making friends, they’ll offer their friendship.

Raise a kid that when they see someone who can’t pay for their lunch, they’ll march up to the register with their allowance money to buy their lunch.

Raise a kid that when they see someone getting bullied, they’ll say something. ANYTHING.

Raise a kid that knows the difference between right and wrong.

Raise a kid to know how to apologize and the importance of a sincere apology.

Raise a kid to accept their own flaws.

Raise a kid to understands no one is perfect.

Raise a kid to listen before they speak. Sometimes, that’s just what someone needs; someone to LISTEN.

Raise a kid to know how to laugh at themselves.

Raise a kid to practice inclusion.

Raise a kid to understand differences, whether in color, religion or beliefs, is what makes this world go around.

Raise a kid to accept criticism and know that is what helps us to grow.

Raise a kid to be respectful of everyone.

Raise a kid to be inquisitive.

Raise a kid to enjoy learning.

Raise a kid to be adventurous.

Raise a kid to use their voice to spark change.

Raise a kid to be trustworthy.

Raise a kid to have a tremendous work ethic.

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Raise a kid to be a team player.

Raise a kid to dream big.

Raise a kid to be understanding.

Raise a kid to take chances.

Raise a kid to always have the best intentions.

Raise a kid to be honorable.

Raise a kid to be a decent human being.

Raise a kid to be truthful.

Raise a kid to be playful.

Raise a kid to be compassionate.

Raise a kid to be passionate.

Raise a kid to aspire to be something big. Or small. Or whatever they want to be.

Sure, raising a nice kid is cool, but raising them to be so much more, is even cooler.

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