Raise Your Thoughts
Welcome to Raise Your Thoughts.
This is an "all about kindness and kids" site. I am Janice Clark and I write stories about and for children; stories that encourage both random acts of kindness and planned acts of kindness; stories that address the issues of today that our children must deal with, such as acceptance, forgiveness, cancer (yes), and bullying.
If you (at any age) sieze an opportunity to help someone, then you fall into the category of my first book's character, Roscoe. He is a RAKster - one who performs random acts of kindness. The concept begins in the home with parents and extended
family. However, it is never too late to become a RAKster. Start right now by smiling at the person in the mirror.
POOF! You are a RAKster!
If you like to plan acts of kindness, then you fall into the category of being a PAKster, like Andrew in Roscoe Is a RAKster and Also a PAKster.This book introduces the concept of community service. Roscoe and Andrew plan to help a neighbor. They also plan and manage a business to raise money for the local animal shelter.
Becoming a RAKster/PAKster helps children transition from being the center of their World to being a participant in it. They have learned to take as toddlers and now are learning to give. With that transition comes an increase in assuming responsibility at home, at school, and with social relationships.
RAKster or PAKster, it doesn't matter. What matters is that we teach our children to be generous with doling out kindness. After all, kindness is free and everyone has some to give away. Set an example for your children to follow. Start with a smile and a nod of hello to others when out and about. The best part is that when you give away kindness, it finds its way back to you in some way when you least expect it. (11-01-2019)
Check out my books on the My Books page.