Saturday, 12 July 2014
Encouraging kindness in children
My mum always told me "to be kinder than I needed to be" and this is something that I have lived by all these years.
When thinking about which was our favorite quote for the #HeinzPastaQuotes competition with @tots100 we decided to share this one, which is from from Aesop's Fables, specifically The Lion and The mouse by Aesop.
I want my children to be kind, to put others first and to always be kinder than necessary and I have been wondering how to encourage them to always be kind.
Show them - I hope by always demonstrating kindness when I can that they are learning by example.
Recognise their kindness - Give them praise when they are kind
Encourage them - help them be kind by providing suggestions of ways they could be kind
Discuss kindness - talk about ways that you can be kind as a family and random acts of kindness
How do you encourage kindness in your children?