It’s not simple to teach your kids to be kind to others. However, the following tips may help you in your endeavor:
Be a good role modelÂ Children have the tendency to copy whatever they see, especially from their parents. So, practice kindness if you want your children to follow suit. Remember that unless you practice what you preach, your kids won’t give importance to your instructions.
Watch your tone
Try to keep a respectful tone when you become angry. It would be hard in the initial stages but such behavior will encourage your kids to act in a similar manner.
Make a household rule of saying “please” and “thank you” when you ask for something or someone does anything for you or gives you something. This practice will make your kids polite.
Empathize with your children when they get hurt, commit mistakes, or otherwise falter in life. Show your love directly by using the words “I love you” at least one time every day. Your kids should hear how much you love them on a daily basis.
To know how your kid views you, exchange roles and tell your kid to be the mother. Then sit back, relax and find out how your child visualizes you.
Praise your kids for their act of kindness and reward them for their appreciable behavior. However, this doesn’t mean that you need to offer bribe to your kids for being kind to others. Simple rewards like sharing a treat with them would go a long way in encouraging them to perform such acts of kindness.
Kindness is significant. So, find some time from your busy schedule to help your kids grow up to be kind persons, thereby playing an important role in creating a gentler world.