“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
― Mark Twain
If there is one value that almost everyone appreciates, it is kindness. Almost all parents want their children to be kind and considerate individuals. In our earlier post, we have covered little known ways to teach kindness to children. So, this week, we have come up with a seven-day kindness challenge for you and your child.
These seven days have been divided into seven different parts. It starts with the simplest concept of being kind to yourself and eventually encourages the child to include the people at large.
Here is how to execute the seven-day kindness challenge for you and your child:
One of the very first things that children need to be taught is being kind to themselves as it promotes happiness and confidence. Also, it sets the tone for all other relationships that the child will have in the future. Being kind to yourself takes practice, but it is one of the most important lessons to be learnt.
Here are some ideas for Day 1:
Parents play an important role in a child’s life. Today’s challenge is about being kind to parents. They can demonstrate this for the child by being kind to their own parents.
Here are some ideas for Day 2:
Siblings or cousins are often tough on each other. Fostering a bond that is based on kindness among siblings or cousins is necessary as these are some of the most important emotional relationships in a child’s life.
Here are some ideas for Day 3:
Neighbours are a part of our everyday lives. At some point or another, we have experienced the kindness of a neighbour. Being kind to neighbours is the first step towards extending kindness to people outside the family.
Here are some ideas for Day 4:
Although being kind to friends comes naturally to some people, for others the habit needs to be fostered. Parents need to put in an effort to ensure that their child knows what it means to be a kind friend.
Here are some ideas for Day 5:
Now that children have a fair enough idea of what being kind means, we can encourage them to be kind to others around them.
Here are some ideas for Day 6:
These are just some ways of completing the kindness challenge. Parents can customise this challenge and move pieces around that suit their unique requirements.
Will you take up this challenge with your child? What are some other things you do to inculcate kindness in your child? Do let us know in the comments below and also, please share your experience with this challenge.
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