Parenting can be a roller-coaster ride and honestly there are no set rules for parents. Every one has a unique parenting style and it is okay. But there is one question that a child psychologist encourages every parent to ask their child EVERY SINGLE DAY.
The question is “What kind of things did you do today?” OR “Who were you kind to?”
When you start asking your child this question every day, they will start considering an act of kindness like a daily task, which is a big development.
Some days they may come and tell you ‘who they were kind to’ with a smile. This question helps in manifesting in children the importance of being kind because they start realising that helping others and being kind to them actually makes you feel happy.
Life is hard, parenting is harder but teaching them the importance of kindness helps us nurture kind people – who will, in the bigger picture, make the world kinder.
As a parent, what would you prefer hearing? Your child scored high in her Maths test OR your child is one of the kindest people around ??
This article was first published in TOI.