Here are some great ways to instill kindness in your children.
Children being kind to each other. Brothers and sisters helping one another. A child comforting another child when he’s hurt. All are wonderful sights. But how does a child become kind and compassionate?
By being taught and witnessing it in the lives of the people he loves. When a child is treated kindly, he learns to respond the same way. The same goes for compassion. Here are a few ideas of how you can teach kindness to your kids.
1. When you hear a child crying in the store, don’t get annoyed. Tell your child, “It sounds like someone feels sad.” This acknowledges the noise, yet links it to an emotion. It makes you and your child feel bad for the sad child instead of yourself.
2. Take your children with you when you visit someone in the hospital. Let them hear the things you say to the patient and see how you gently touch them. Include…
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