Acts of Kindness – Kids Are Watching
Random Acts of Kindness-Kids Are Watching
Children learn by watching adults.
Adults can create positive modeling behaviors in kids.
Read often to your child and let your child see you reading, which will make reading a healthy and normal part of everyday life. Use polite words and speak kindly to others in front of the kids. Let your children see you doing the chores you expect them to do. Explain the consequences when you make a mistake, so the child sees the results of negative behaviors. If the parent ends up doing good deeds, watch the kids starting to do good deeds.
Random acts of kindness come in all forms. Just giving someone an unsolicited compliment today will put a smile on both of your faces. Teaching a stranger how to tie his tie or bringing lunch to a neighbor coming out of the hospital brightens both of your days. Thanking a police officer or fire fighter for their service, just picking up the trash in a public park or offering to baby sit for a single mom just feels right. If we show compassion, our kids will show compassion. What we give to others in our lifetime defines who we really are. And never forget that our kids are always watching us …
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