We are hearing a lot of negatives about the Pokémon Go game, but if your kids are old enough and know better, let them play. OK, slather those teens up with sun block because many of them have not seen the sun since school let out. Recently, I saw two adults out walking the routes with their ‘tweens and I was elated.
Engage, engage, engage – all kids and every time your conscience will allow you. It does have to be in a grand and over-powering way, say “hello,” give a nod, pass a compliment and be on your way. If they are kids you see often, try something different the next time.
I have said before that you never stop gaining assets, so if young people make you too nervous, pick on someone your own age. Think of the change you might make at work when you say something kind to someone that annoys the stuffing out of you.
Try someone older, if so inspired by asking if there’s something you can do to help or bring them a small treat.
One of my favorite things is to tell someone thanks for their service. You can target folks in the grocery store; police officers, firemen, men and women in uniform and of course the young person that bags your groceries.
Think of people you can say something kind to about the work they do and change the direction of their day.