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How to Teach Children Compassion
The more we give, the more we receive. Caring and looking out for other people is important to cultivate in our children. Children naturally want to be kind. Each time they add value or do something nice, their little heart grows too and it makes them feel valued and loved. Teaching children compassion helps them strengthen the relationships around them. It encourages tolerance and acceptance of others.
In what ways can we teach our children compassion?
- Be patient with them and respect them.
- Model what it looks like to be compassionate and practice kindness around your home.
- Read books about being compassionate and think together in stories about ways the characters were kind and helpful.
- Believe your children are capable of being kind and notice when they have done something compassionate, in any form or way.
- Acknowledge and encourage kindness and helping others.
- Celebrate differences.
- Teach them self-compassion – to notice their differences and to love those differences.
- Explain what it can look like to experience unkind things and think together about what it could feel like if those experiences were happening to them (this leans itself into empathy too).
- Explore gratitude together or as a family – think about things that you are thankful for.
- As you explore feelings with your children, develop their ‘feelings’ vocabulary.
Moshi tracks to try:
Fuddy the Pudgy Fubble
Find out how Fuddy’s friends finally learn that kindness is a strength, not a weakness, in this sleepy fable featuring naughty Glumps, jammed saucepans and a very helpful Moshling.
Fifi’s Uptown Dressing Down
In this splendidly sleepy story, a snooty Oochie Poochie learns some valuable lessons about kindness versus greed during a glitzy shopping trip on Ooh La Lane.
Cali’s Rockpool of Inclusivity
Learn how a mermaid celebrates differences and welcomes new friends who drift in and out of the rockpool where she chills. A short but heartwarming Moshi Moment.