This month we are looking at the word Kindness and the incredibly important role you as a parent, and us as instructors at the Black Belt Plus Martial Arts Centre, play in helping to develop kindness in children.
In this blog post, Chief Instructor Jonathon Hourigan talks about kindness and how to help parents develop kind, considerate and helpful kids.
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JONATHON: Hi mums and dads, Jonathon Hourigan from Black Belt Plus here in Burleigh.
And this week, I’d like to talk about kindness and how we can help you develop kind, considerate and helpful kids. Simply, it’s just about teaching the children to be nice to others. And children who learn respect and empathy can turn words and actions into kindness. And kindness is not something that’s learnt overnight, particularly with young children. It takes time and constant reminders and good examples.
Now, here’s some examples for the different age groups. Three and four-year-olds are just learning about the importance of being nice, so we want to teach them to have kindness by sharing with others.
Five and six-year-olds are learning about the importance of friendship. So we want to teach them how to have kindness by respecting each other.
With seven to nines, they’re learning about the importance of making a difference in other people’s lives. So teaching them to have kindness by doing good deeds.
Then when we get to 10 to 14-year-olds, they’re learning about the meaning of empathy. So teaching them to go above and beyond what’s expected to help others.
So that’s a bit of an overview of the good examples. Next week, we’re going to talk about some guidelines that you can use at home. develop kindness in children
So thanks for watching and I’ll catch you next time. Bye.