This is the 3rd quote in my series of quotes about education. I think this quote is an important reminder for teachers, coaches and parents (actually anyone who has contact with children).
It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.
Children need to be taught to react with kindness and to help others when they can. We need to remember that the way we react to the world is the example we set for children. It’s very important that, we as adults, model kindness and caring for others.
There are many ways schools and families can help children to learn to react with kindness. In schools, coat drives and can food drives can teach children to think about those who are in need. Programs that teach students to recognize and report bullying are also important. At home, kindness should start with being kind and considerate to siblings and other family members. Then, children should be encouraged to help their communities and to participate in organizations that work to improve their communities.
What other ways can we use to help our children learn to be kind and considerate?
This quote is my entry for this week’s Word Crush Wednesday Quote Challenge. You can join the Word Crush Wednesday Quote Challenge and read other WCW quotes at Lisa’s blog rebirthoflisa.
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