Day 2 of this BFBN week! I will be posting soon about intentional parenting- how our beliefs and goals shape our parenting decisions. But first we have Caitlin from Rogers Party of 5. I think we can all agree our world needs kindness. That starts at home, with what we teach our children. While we might all want to teach our kids how to be kind, we might not be sure how exactly to do that. Fortunately Caitlin has some great tips for us.
“Chapter Four of On Becoming Childwise says “We know you want to instill honesty, empathy, compassion, kindness, gentleness, respect, honor, and self-control in your children. This is not a wish list from never-never land. It is a reasonable goal for your children. But they are not born with these virtues. They’re cultivated. It is the duty of the parents to put character into their children and not sit back and hope good character emerges naturally. It won’t.”
Well then. That’s a lot of pressure, right? It makes absolute sense. We have to teach our children how to hold a spoon and wipe their bottoms (we have only successfully mastered one of these in our household), so OF COURSE, we need to teach them how to be kind. It is a learned behavior. So how do we teach it?”
This weeks posts: