10 Commitments for Kids

The 10 Commitments are important at every age of development, so we simplified our Adult Version to help children understand how they can contribute to a world in which every individual is respected, nurtured, and supported, and where we all aim to behave responsibly.

Altruism
I will help others in need without hoping for rewards.

Critical Thinking
I will practice good judgement by asking questions and thinking for myself.

Empathy
I will consider other people’s thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

Environmentalism
I will take care of the Earth and the life on it.

Ethical Development
I will always focus on becoming a better person.

Global Awareness
I will be a good neighbor to the people who share the Earth with me and do what I can to make the world a better place for everyone.

Humility
I will be aware of my strengths and weaknesses, and appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of others.

Peace and Social Justice
I will help people solve problems and handle disagreements in ways that are fair for everyone.

Responsibility
I will be a good person—even when no one is looking—and own the consequences of my actions.

Service and Participation
I will help my community in ways that let me get to know the people I’m helping.