It’s been a fascinating study.
Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit. We are to exhibit it.
Do we want our children to be kind? Of course.
Do we talk to them about it? I didn’t. I should have talked about it a lot. I should have asked them every day something like this, “Hi Ben, were you kind today? Can you tell me about something that you did that was kind.?”
Or, “Anya, was anyone kind to you today?”
Or, “Sarena, do you have plans to be kind today?”
Those type of questions can spark discussions about being kind. From that we could role-play. We could even plan ways to be kind to family members, friends and even strangers.
Here is just one verse, of many, that our children could memorize: 1 Thessalonians.5:15
15 See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to be kind to one another and to all.
I will share 25 family friendly ways to show kindness in the next post.
How do you teach your children to be kind?
When it seems like cabin fever is winning, and you would do anything for a break from the wonderful, yet often exhausting role of a Mom, a cup of hot tea, or your favorite indulgence, can work wonders.
As busy moms, a night out, or even a few hours away from home isn’t always feasible or possible. But, even an intentional 5 minutes in your favorite chair taking time to breathe slowly and relax, can be invigorating and refreshing.
A girlfriend forwarded this link.. It’s a great read!
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