In a world full of hatred and criticism, teaching kindness to Kids is a must for the World to be a better place to live.
But have you ever thought, Are we all born Kind?
I think Kindness is a skill that needs to be taught, just like any other skill.
It does not come naturally to all. Does it?
My Toddler does not love sharing things, which I don’t find awkward as most Kids of his age are like that only.
But at this tender age, Kids can be molded as easily as clay.
I was the same when I was a Kid. I hated to share not only the things but the love of my Mother too.
I felt jealous of my own Brother but with time, things had changed and I appreciate the presence of Kindness in my Life. Like every Mother, my Mother always taught me to share, to be kind and to be generous to every human being.
I was amazed the other day when I bought two candies for my Son. I did not say anything nor I asked him to share them. I just handed them to him and he said: “I will give one to X and I will have the other one myself”.
I assured myself- Kindness can certainly be taught.
I loved this story supporting the thought that Kindness can be acquired or learned-
An old man told a story about a kid of two wolves fighting inside of us, the good wolf and the bad wolf. The kid asks: ‘’ which wolf wins?’’.
The old man replied: “The one you feed the most”.
My Kiddo is just 3 and there are few things I do to imbibe the kindness in him:
- Say Thank you each time he receives a kind act.
- Give away food items to the poor people.
- I ask him to share his belongings, even if he resisted each time.
- If something does not turn out as per his wish, I ask him to try again and rather do not throw toys or things away.
Check this out- 13 Kindness Activities for Kids
“A kind touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, a compliment, or a caring gesture- These acts reflect a Kind heart.”
You can practice these random acts of kindness together with your child from even a small age. Not only for fellow human beings, teach them to be Kind with Animals, Birds, Trees/Plants and all other species.
And the perfect way to teach them the act of Kindness is by setting an example- When we act Kind, Kids observe us and try to imitate us in the best way possible.
“If we all do one random act of Kindness daily. We just might set the world in the right direction.”
The post was originally written for BabyChakra.
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