I never watch reality tv. Like, ever. I get impatient with all the dumb drama, mean people and/or bad decision making. It drives me crazy.
But... I have made an exception. And it is something that I actually want my kids to watch with me.
Random Acts is a reality tv show where the hosts do random acts of kindness for people. Now that's something that I can get behind. That is something I want my kids to watch and emulate.
Here are just a few things you'll see them do:
-Help a family have a late Christmas because their child had a medical emergency on Dec. 25
-Pay for random people's groceries
-Reward strangers for doing kind deeds
-Brighten cancer victims lives
-Even redecorating a child's bedroom (using night vision googles to do it while he's asleep!)
And the great thing is, you can nominate someone in need for them to help!
The show manages to be funny and heartwarming at the same time (and maybe a tiny bit cheesy every once in a while). It's made me shed a tear or two, and I love having my children see a culture of giving and service in a "cool" way.
Reality tv has definitely gotten a makeover in this show--and it looks great.
P.S. I just found this website: https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/ and it is AMAZING! If you want a fun show to watch, the tv show is the ticket. But if you want something more substantive, be sure to check this website out. Here's just a little of what I found while quickly perusing their website:
-Short videos of real random acts of kindness
-Random Acts of Service ideas for you and me
-Lesson plans for parents and teachers to teach service and kindness that focus on emotional intelligence and heart training--complete with printables, flashcards and everything!
-Scientific explanations of why kindness matters
-And it's all FREE!
This website is worthy of it's own post, (and it will get one soon) but I wanted to give you a sneak peak in case you were looking for a great teaching tool!
Hi, I'm Jen! I adore chocolate, I'd rather read than clean my house, and I haven't seen my abs in I-don't-know-how-long. But I love my husband and kids to death and try to Raise The Good within myself and my family by making wise and uplifting media choices and having a deliberate family culture. You are probably doing the same thing. Let's share what works with each other!
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