In this blog post, Chief Instructor Jonathon Hourigan continues to teach kindness and how to help parents develop kind, considerate and helpful kids. teaching kindness
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JONATHON: Hi, Jonathon Hourigan from Black Belt Plus Centre in Burleigh, and I want to continue talking about kindness. We wanted to do this to help you develop kind, considerate, and helpful kids, and reminding them that it’s just simply about being nice to others! To recap what I spoke about last time… that learning respect and empathy can turn into kindness. Kindness takes time, with constant reminders and good examples. teaching kindness
Now, with our 3 and 4 year olds, we talked about teaching them how to have kindness by sharing with others. Our 5 and 6 year olds, we talked about them having kindness by respecting each other. Our 7 to 9’s was teaching them how to have kindness by doing good deeds. And with our 10 to 14 year olds, it’s about teaching them to go above and beyond what’s expected to help others.
Now, I’ll give you a little project that you can work with your kids this week. I suggest that for a week, you get them to do one random act of kindness and write it down. And that at the end of the week, you review it and then you could have a reward of some sort (some family time, or a treat, or a meal, or something like that) as a little way of helping them to understand about kindness. Remember, it’s not difficult to teach children to be kind, and that kindness has a value. In our martial art classes we teach children to do something good for others, and that could be a polite greeting – it really makes them feel good. This makes our environment very friendly and a great place to learn life skills.
Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you next time. Bye. teaching kindness