List kind words you could say to someone who is suffering. (examples: “I’m cheering for you.” “I’m happy for you.” “i am proud of you.” “May I help you?” “Want to tell me your story?”)
Put those kinds words on a big poster and decorate it. In the middle write, “Kind Words to Say to a Friend.”
Ask your parents if you may post it in the house to remind each other to speak kindly when someone is having a hard time.
Watch the video.
Write down the first name of someone you know who is having a hard time right now.
What are you going to do today to think about their situation and come up with a simple gesture to show compassion?
Finish this line: When I know someone who is suffering from hurt, sadness, fear, feeling alone, feeling scared, I try to ___________________________________. When I do this, I feel ___________________________________.
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Honest and courageous conversations are just the beginning of our work for social justice. When we develop safe spaces to have these conversations in schools, we work together to dismantle oppression. Let's get talking!
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