A few weeks ago when I (Jess) was sending my oldest, River off to 1st grade, I posted on the Breathless Paper Co. Instagram page about how I planned to send him off with our Heartward "Be The Good" patch on his backpack. I make a huge deal about wanting my kids to be good and kind -- it's really all that matters to me. I think this patch is the perfect reminder of that.
When it comes to school, I'm constantly thinking about the fact that my kids are shorter than most, and I always worry that they'll be picked on for it. There are always those kids that haven't been taught that that's not ok, and they find it funny to poke fun at others. The philosophy I live by and instill my kids with is that everyone is made the way they're meant to be made: big, small, short, tall. Regardless, each of us should be the good to each other and to ourselves, no matter what.
Anyhow, River's backpack has a patch he got from one of our favorite Nashville companies, Project 615 and the Heartward "Be The Good" patch. Both are on his sports themed backpack and he loves it! The best part is that he truly understands what each mean.
My youngest, Scout just started Pre-K and her she's got a "Be The Good" patch on her bag, too.