From Prager University
When parents boast about their children with other people, what do most
say first? Is it how nice they are to strangers? Or how much
volunteering they did last year? Usually not. More often, they talk
about their good grades in school, or the prestigious college they went
to, or the much sought after summer internship they are on. But this is
backwards. Acts of kindness are what parents should talk about with
others, and what they should really praise their kids for. According to
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, the best way to make a better world is to praise
people for what counts--goodness.
Did you take Rabbi Telushkin's challenge? What did your child say?