If you are looking for 50 Ways To Be Kind To Your Child, then you have come to the right place!
A wise man once told me the best advice he had for married couples was to be kind to each together. I loved that advice so much I had it engraved on the inside of my wedding band so that I would never forget it.
Since then I have discovered many more fabulous quotes about kindness.
No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. Aesop
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a lot of money. John Ruskin
You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.
It makes sense that if you can be kind to complete strangers you meet in the street, then you can show the same level of respect and kindness to your own child. Kindness is what makes children grow in confidence and feel secure and loved.
By being kind to your child, you also provide a great example of what kindness is all about and consequently teach your children how to show kindness to others. And you want your child to grow up to be kind, right?
I’ve written about this before: life is hard enough for your kids without you making it even harder for them. No you are not a wuss or pushover if you are kind to your kids.
You are supposed to be kind to the people you love! Being kind shows people that you actually care for them. Remember actions speak louder than words.
Always keep in mind what C.A. Bartol once said:
Gentleness and kindness will make our homes a paradise upon earth.
And now here’s your chance to create that happy home for your family right now with this list of 50 ways to be kind to your child.
50 WAYS TO BE KIND TO YOUR CHILD
1 Look in their eyes whilst speaking to them.
2 Put away your phone when they are in your presence.
3 Give them your undivided attention.
4 Teach them not to fear mistakes.
5 Dance together.
6 Play a board game.
7 Read a book side-by-side.
8 Cut them some slack.
9 Ask them about their day.
10 Ask them about their dreams.
11 Don’t pick sides.
12 Don’t favor one sibling over the other.
13 Treat everyone fairly.
14 Cook them their favorite meal.
15 Give them a hug.
16 Hold their hand.
17 Say I Love You.
18 Forgive them.
19 Remember you are THE adult and they are the kid.
20 Watch shooting stars together.
21 Take a walk together.
22 Learn the lyrics to their favorite song.
23 Have them tell you their funniest jokes.
24 Have a tickle fight.
25 Have a pillow fight.
26 Listen without judgement.
27 Listen without interrupting.
28 Let them have center stage for a change.
29 Let them choose what they want to do for the day.
30 Speak calmly instead of yelling.
31 Don’t get angry when they break something unless you were planning to get buried with that item.
32 Act as if they are important too.
33 Keep your promises.
34 Be patient when they need more time.
35 Don’t give them a complex about money.
36 Don’t give them a complex about their physical appearance.
37 Let them know they are perfect exactly the way they are.
38 Don’t make them carry the weight of adult problems on their child-size shoulders.
39 Encourage them to take a break.
40 Encourage them to dream big.
41 Support them when they are chasing their goals.
42 Don’t ridicule your child ever.
43 Don’t rob them from opportunities to be independent.
44 Refuse to be a helicopter parent.
45 Tell them what you are grateful for.
46 Ask them what they are grateful for.
47 Celebrate their successes, however minor.
48 Splurge on them when they deserve it.
49 Be a good role model and practice what you preach.
50 Finally, say “I love and value you” once again, just to be sure they didn’t miss it the first time.
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