By Debarati Das
Teaching kids kindness, discipline, respect, and other important etiquette’s in life is a very crucial task for every parent. So today, let’s explore the various ways in which you can teach your kid to be kind.
Being a Parent, you can take the initiative of being kind and donating food, clothes, money, or other things to the old and needy so that your children can take this as an example and get an early lesson of kindness.
Say Please, Sorry, and Thank You
The first step is very simple, you can start off by saying please to request them, sorry for any things you forgot, and thank you for the things they help you with. This step may seem small in front of other grownups, but, it essentially teaches kids to show their kind nature and respect towards others. In this step to make it more fun, you can include a jar in which you can put a penny every time they say please sorry, and thank you to you. By doing this, you’ll surely be able to quantify your kid’s growing kindness.
Donating Books, Clothes, and Toys
As kids keep on growing older, they no longer use the toys and clothes they used to earlier, due to size issues, change in preferences, and other reasons. You should take the initiative of donating these by taking your kid to orphanages. You can even donate something new to the needy on special occasions. This will teach your kid to be kind to those who need it.
Be a Role Model
This tip is the most important for you as a parent because most children learn by watching the things and people around them. The way you speak or use vocabulary in front of your kids essentially affects their behavior. So, make it a point to avoid all negativity in front of your kid. Try this: at dinner time ask your kid how did his/her day goes. It will make them feel you’re interested in their lives.
To sum up, to teach your kid to be kind, it all starts with your kind nature in front of the child. It is not a one day task, but a day-to-day active process. The above-mentioned steps can keep you a step ahead of others in teaching your kid to be kind and compassionate to other fellow human beings.