“I think what’s important for kids to know is that your decisions here on earth matter, your behavior matters and how you treat other people matters.”
Teachers and those without kids have the ability to help raise kids, but they don’t have to. Parents, on the other hand, technically don’t have a choice. When they chose to have kids, they decided that they would show their kids how to grow up, what it means to be a good person, and help them through life as situations come up.
I think it’s hard for kids to really see that their words and actions matter today. We live in such a clean society where we don’t see what happens to all our trash, what happens when we pour chemicals on the lawns and down the drains, and where we can bully people across the world through the internet and think it’s a joke.
In this week of thinking about kindness, I encourage you to help your kids see that what they do matters. Maybe they won’t be the bully or the person who doesn’t recycle, but they very well could cure cancer or thank a veteran because you took the time to show them that everyone can make a difference.