Want to Raise a Kind Child? Be a Kind Parent!

Of course, your biggest hope is that your children are happy and become the best version of themselves. But, if you want to raise a kind child, you need to lead by example.
Want to Raise a Kind Child? Be a Kind Parent!

Last update: 06 June, 2021

You might’ve heard about the golden rule? Maybe, when you were little, you saw a poster at school or a banner at the doctor’s office. Even though the phrase can vary, the message is the same: Treat others the way you want to be treated”. This is why it’s so important to raise a kind child.

If you look around, you’ll be able to easily notice other people’s attitudes. Besides, if you’re a parent of a small child, you’ll probably pay even more attention to the way other people behave.

Of course, your biggest hope is that your children are happy and become the best version of themselves. In the morning, before they leave the house, remind them that they’ve got to be kind to themselves and to others. As a result, you’ll raise a kind child.

How to raise a kind child: you need to show respect first

The best way to teach respect to your children and to anybody else is by being respectful. In order to do this, you must identify your child as a sensitive person. Besides, you need to understand that they don’t always know how to process their emotions. Therefore, on certain occasions, they’ll need space and your guidance. 

Kind parents.

In fact, you’ve got to be the kind of person you expect your child to be. If you want them to be kind, then you need to be kind to them. It’s as obvious as it sounds. Therefore, if you want them to pay attention to you, you’ve got to pay attention to them. And, if you expect your children to apologize when they make a mistake, you have to do it too. This is how you raise a kind child.

Furthermore, if you want your children to forgive others, you must be able to forgive them and forgive others too. When raising children, you can’t forget the phrase: “Treat your children the way you want them to treat other people”.

How do you treat yourself? Would you be able to raise a kind child?

The phrase we’ve mentioned before includes the way you treat yourself. Parents have a responsibility to guide their children’s lives. In fact, we’re the voices inside our children’s heads. Of course, then they find their own voice. Remember that they’re always listening and watching you. 

There are still many questions regarding children’s development and how nature and upbringing influence it. This is because many factors affect personality and behavior. It’s very important to understand that our actions don’t represent exactly who we are; they’re just representations of our thoughts.

Being a kind person in a simple way

Parents don’t have to be perfect. Actually, we’re expected to make mistakes, because we’re human and we’re imperfect by nature. However, we can choose the way we deal with our mistakes and flaws. Remember that by forgiving ourselves, we move on and become wiser along the way. As a result, it’ll be easier for us to raise a kind child.

Jealous girl.

Be kind and value the experience

Do you know that saying, “Put yourself in someone’s shoes”? It might be difficult to do that because we process information in different ways. But, you can choose to look at the wider picture of what your children are experiencing. 

Slow down and try to identify your children’s emotions. They might be tired or scared. Then, try to think about how you behave when you’re tired or scared. Now that you know this, see if your tone becomes a little softer.

Then, take a deep breath

Take a moment and try to connect with your calmer self. Then, you’ll be ready to talk and act. It’s important to remember that your children aren’t just the way they’re behaving. They’re loving human beings who are reacting according to what they’re experiencing.

Finally, talk to yourself and others in a loving way. Remember that feelings and attitudes just fade away. In the end, the only thing that remains is the love you have and share with others.  

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.