Use Kind Words
Parents can help their kids develop positive attitudes by teaching them to be kind. One way to do this is by pointing out all the good things their kids do. This can include helping out at home, doing a service project at school, or even doing something for their friends. Using specific language to praise children also helps them feel more valued and encourages them to try harder next time.
Say Thank You And Please
Practicing good manners is crucial in helping your child develop the social skills that will take them far in life. Taking the time to say “please” and “thank you” is a great way to let others know that they are valued. And we understand that teaching children to be kind takes time and patience, but it is something that they will surely benefit from later in life. The key is to have realistic expectations for them and to keep modeling the correct behavior. For example, if your child receives a treat from grandparents or aunties, tell them that it’s important to say thank you. They’ll soon get the hang of it.
Understanding That Kindness Is Contagious
When people see other people doing kind things, they’re more likely to do kind things themselves. This is known as the “moral elevation” effect and it makes us want to be more altruistic. The feeling of moral elevation is a natural, warm-and-fuzzy-on-the-inside sensation that helps explain why kindness is so contagious. Believe it or not, kids are hardwired to be empathetic and want to help others. Teaching children to be kind and empowering them to do their part can make a huge difference in the world.