Kindness comes from the heart and at Choosy Kids, we promote keeping your heart healthy. It doesn’t always have to happen through nutrition and exercise, but sometimes just a good deed can fill your heart. I’d like to tell you a story that a fellow Choosy Kid colleague, Lindsay, shared on her blog in June of 2014 as it relates to kindness. Enjoy!
By: Stephanie of Sharing A to Z
Do you show kindness each day? I know sometimes it can be hard. So, I’d love to share some things that help me remember to show kindness and compassion towards others. Hopefully, they will help you, too.
By: Nicole Chick of Early Literacy Labs
To think about how I teach my children to be kind was a little overwhelming at first. I am a work-at-home mom to four-year old twins. I thought to myself, “Well, of course I try to model kindness all day long. If they are having a problem, I model the best way to solve it. I try to be a kind, patient, mama and through that effort, they must understand what it means to be kind. “ Then I thought, but I must do things explicitly that teach my child how to be kind on a daily basis. I then thought of two simple rituals I strive to do everyday for my children to instill in them that they matter, are important and that they are loved. These are things a person would do for anyone they cared for and were striving to be kind to
by: Lindi Mogale of A Well Heeled Woman
Recently in writing about what worried me the most in relation to motherhood, these were the words I wrote: “I don’t worry about my children being poor, I worry about the world being kind to them, I worry that they must not carry the burden of the judgment of others through their lives, I worry that they will be safe and sound and that they will have an opportunity to follow their passion and have a fulfilling life”.
By: Julie Smith of Dance, Sing, and Drink Wine
Before my first child was even old enough to speak, I once told a friend that if people ever said anything about my kids, I wanted them to say how polite they were. It was important to me that my kids be kind and empathetic to those around them.
By: Angela Jones of Popsiculture
I come from a line of strong willed, yet kind and compassionate women. Kindness was something that was always instilled in me and I like to think I won the lottery in that department. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t always have good days and there are some people who seem to garner a negative response in me, as is the case with all of us. It’s hard to be kind to those people, but I often think those are the people who need our kindness the most.
By: Janine Halloran of Encourage Play
Kindness is key in making good human beings. When I think about how I want my children to be as adults, the one value that I always come back to is that I want them to be kind. I want them to be kind to each other, and to other people. I want them to have compassion for others. I want them to treat others as they would want to be treated. I want them to do this not because they expect something in return or want praise but rather because it’s the right thing to do.
Kinder by the Child Project
This unique series of personal stories will take a look at how we teach our children about kindness and why as parents we see the value in leading a life full of generosity and consideration.
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