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Teaching children about kindness. Make the world a brighter place.

Teaching children about kindness is so important. I think we are crucial in trying to counteract all the terrible things that happen in our world every day. Our actions may seem small and insignificant but I really see it as a ripple on a pond. Something we do may only make a small splash but the effect of it could spread far further then we could ever imagine.

I’m so proud of the caring little girl she has become.

My daughter, aged six, recently told me that she had received a house point for being kind to some other students. She was proud of herself and when I asked what had made her do it, she said it was because I had told her that in our family, we try to be kind to others.

I asked her if she knew why we try to be kind to others and she wasn’t completely sure. I explained it like this.

Imagine that life is a relay race and kindness is the baton. I firmly believe that if we offer out kind gestures, the person that was on the receiving end of the gesture may then do something kind for someone else, and so on and so on. Thus spreading a wave of kindness.

I explained that I often let people out at junctions, then they might see someone else waiting at a junction, remember how it felt, and let them out too. Of course, the kindness baton won’t always be passed on. Some people will be too busy, too wrapped up in their own world to notice the gesture, let alone pass it on, but hopefully there are more that will.

By these little gestures of human compassion and kindness, we can spread little waves of happiness. It may only be a small drop in the ocean if just one person was doing it, but the waves that could be made if absolutely everyone acted in the same way would be phenomenal.

A little kindness goes a long way. Of course you will have days where you are busy, stressed or grumpy where kindness doesn’t come naturally but hopefully, those days will be the ones where the kindness finds it’s way back to you and someone offers to have your child for an hour so you can get some work done, or lets you out of a junction when you are late.

I’m a firm believer that what goes around comes around, karma, that you get out what you put in. And I want my children to believe that too. Life is what you make it. Let’s try and make ours kind ones!

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6 Comments

  1. April 12, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    Such a lovely post Louise and kindness is so important. That’s a lovely way to explain it, I might try that with my two.
    Nat.x

  2. April 12, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Lovely. My friend read the book ‘Have you filled a bucket today’ to my kids after a yoga lesson a couple of years back, and that analogy of your own bucket of happiness being filled by filling that of others really stuck with them

    • April 13, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Oh my friend uses this with a rainbow, have you made someone’s rainbow sparkle today? The kids love it. The idea that you can give someone a rainbow and make it sparkle just with kindness is something they love doing.

  3. April 17, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    Such a lovely post and I’m a true believer in kindness and passing it on. I also make sure my kids know this too and hopefully they are learning by example. Well done to your daughter on her house point for kindness x

  4. April 17, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    Such a lovely post and I’m a true believer in kindness and passing it on. I also make sure my kids know this too and hopefully they are learning by example. Well done to your daughter on her house point for kindness x

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