At this stage, your child's behavioral instincts are kicking in fast. It is the best time to imbibe the essence of kindness in them and make them learn to care for others. While kindness might seem pretty straightforward to learn, it is a bit more complex than meets the eye.
How to teach kindness
You don’t make children happy by simply making them receivers of kindness. Escalate their feelings of happiness, improve their well-being, reduce bullying, enrich their friendships, and build peace by teaching your child to be givers of kindness too.
When children learn to be caring and kind, they also benefit developmentally. Well liked children display more positive and less bullying behaviours when they become teenagers. Happier kids are more likely to show higher academic achievement.
Being kind makes your child feel good about themselves and improves their outlook on life. Applying kindness practically benefits children at home, in the classroom, or even in after school programs.
The goal is to help kids become more aware of engaging in acts of kindness and expressing gratitude when they experience pleasant activities.