Sesame StreetWhen a child endures a traumatic experience, the whole family feels the impact. But adults hold the power to help lessen its effects. Several factors can change the course of kids’ lives: feeling seen and heard by a caring adult, being patiently taught coping strategies and resilience-building techniques, and being with adults who know about the effects of such experiences. Here are ways to bring these factors to life.
What is a bucket filler? What is a bucket dipper? What can you do to fill someone’s bucket at school? At home? At the grocery store? At the park? Right now? How do you feel when you fill someone’s bucket? How do you feel when someone fills your bucket? What does kindness look like? Sound like? Feel like? Why is kindness important? Can you think of someone who is really kind? What stands out about their kindness?