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
Teaching your children how to be kind does not always have to be a long explanation about how we treat others. It can sometimes be simple small changes in our behavior as parents, which then models the desired behavior we want from them now and in the future. Show your child the person you want them to be by trying to connect with them with kindness every day.
About the Author...
Nicole Chick is a former first grade teacher who is now a work-at-home mom of four-year-old twins. She is the founder of Early Literacy Labs, an educational consulting company focusing on private tutoring and developing literacy workshops for teachers and parents.
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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