kindness mouse

Finding Ways to Celebrate Choose To Be Nice Week

We are so excited to be working on plans for the first annual Choose To Be Nice Week taking place June 5-9. Our Choose To Be Nice schools will celebrate with a fun-filled week of special activities as they honor what they’ve been doing all year to build a lasting culture of kindness. Through our comprehensive […]

Children learn about helping people with service dogs at a Choose To Be Nice Club.

Perspectives on Nice: Choose To Be Nice for Your Health

There are many great perspectives on being nice and we want the world to hear them. That’s why we’re launching a special feature on the blog called “Perspectives on Nice,” which is a space for you to share yours. You can write about a special experience you’ve had, an opinion about kindness, the latest research […]

dog ctbn club

Choose To Be Nice with a Fundraiser

We always ask students who make the Choose To Be Nice Promise how they are going to put it into action. They have great ideas. Like not fighting with siblings or inviting a classmate to sit with them at lunch. But they also want to do more. They want to have a big impact in […]

CTBN on Channel 5

Choose To Be Nice Featured on WCVB 5 Nightly News

We’re really excited about the great things that have been happening through the Choose To Be Nice program at the Baker School in Brockton, MA. And now we’re thrilled that more people got to hear about it through a special news segment. Boston’s WCVB featured Choose To Be Nice and the school on its 5 […]

Good Things Come From Soft Sweatshirts

This is a special guest post by Betty Long, RN, MHA, President of Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates. We love to share stories about what happens when people put the Choose To Be Nice message in action. You can share your stories on our Choose To Be Nice Moments page or send in a guest post. […]

Choose To Be Nice Founder Featured on TV Kindness Segment

I am passionate about helping children understand the choice that they have and encouraging their inclination toward kindness so I was thrilled to be included in a TV news segment highlighting the subject. The segment aired on November 10th on Boston’s Channel 5 Morning Show. Erika Tarantal interviewed me about how parents can teach their children […]

Deanna Greenstein

Welcome to New Choose To Be Nice School Liaison!

Deanna Greenstein wasn’t surprised when students treated each other better after her children’s school brought in the Choose To Be Nice program, but she didn’t expect the impact that it would have outside of the school walls. The Brookfield Elementary School in Brockton, MA started with a rally to talk about how students have a choice […]

Raising Awareness to Reduce Bullying

I’ve been told that words shouldn’t matter, but they do. A simple complement can turn a bad day around. An expression of concern can penetrate a bad mood. A few words of praise and encouragement can inspire someone to set lofty goals. Unfortunately, negative words are just as powerful and sometimes more so. Insults can […]

Choose To Be Nice Moments in New York City

Can a t-shirt make a difference? Almost daily I wear a Choose To Be Nice t-shirt, sweatshirt or hat. It holds me to a higher standard of behavior, and I see that it makes people at least stop and think. It was hot and I was famished in New York city last weekend. I popped into […]