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  • Writer's pictureIlaria Cadoni

Teach with kindness

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

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"Thank you", "you are welcome", "please", "sorry" and "I'm sorry" are all words that have the power to bring a smile to someone's face, warm their heart, and sometimes even turn a bad day around. Have you ever experienced that moment when you happen to meet someone's gaze, and then you spontaneously smile? It's a beautiful feeling.

As we stand here, we notice a gentle smile appearing on his face, almost as if it's a reflex. His gaze transforms and becomes brighter. At that moment, we choose to communicate and form a relationship, even if it's just for a brief moment, by showing empathy and kindness towards each other.


Kindness as a lifestyle.


Kindness is not just an action, it is a way of life. It stems from one's internal disposition, their hope for a better world, and their desire to live in a society where acknowledging the uniqueness, values, and gestures of others is not an exception, but a norm. Kindness is a valuable quality that creates well-being, fosters emotional serenity, and ensures a welcoming environment where everyone can be themselves while respecting others.

Life today can be challenging due to hectic schedules and commitments that often result in emotional chaos. It's not easy to handle all the feelings we experience with kindness. We are constantly racing to meet the demands at home, work, and society. Our different roles and positions require different expectations, which can sometimes significantly interfere with each other. "Being thoughtful" means actively seeking to connect with those we encounter, considering our own desires, and expressing them through the language we use during conversations. "Being kind" involves demonstrating patience and empathy towards others, slowly integrating ourselves into their lives without disrupting their routine, and embracing the experiences they bring into our own lives.


Teach children with kindness to become kind adults.


Children have an extraordinary capacity to observe and learn from their surroundings, much like sponges that absorb everything they come into contact with. As responsible adults, we should always speak to them with kindness. We can role model positive behavior by practicing it ourselves on a daily basis, in small actions, words, and by acknowledging and respecting the worth of those around us. This will help children to naturally and effortlessly adopt polite behavior in their interactions with others.

We encourage the development of stable and trusting relationships that are built on respect and esteem. Children should be taught the significance of showing interest and offering themselves through caring gestures and attention to others, which helps foster strong relationships.

A child requires guidance and a role model to follow during their growth journey. An adult who accompanies and helps to understand the difference between right and wrong equips the child with the necessary tools to evaluate, manage, and modulate personal relationships. It's crucial to develop children's awareness of looking beyond their own perspective, being cordial, friendly, and understanding, even in case of conflicting opinions. Therefore, it's essential to reinforce and recognize all empathetic, sensitive, and kind attitudes.

We not only acknowledge good deeds but also reinforce them by using phrases like "It was kind of you to lend your puppet" or "It was kind of you to console your sad friend." It's important to give credit to friendly attitudes and help children understand how to deal with different situations by listening to their emotions and showing kindness, while also valuing self-love. A child who learns to explore their feelings and understand them will grow up to be an adult capable of recognizing, understanding, and comparing emotions based on listening, understanding, and a conscience aimed at genuine and kind interactions.


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