Why Teaching Kids About Caring Is Important

We all know someone who makes us instantly smile when they’re near. Someone who lights up the entire room when they walk in. Someone who has that special “something” about them that makes them truly shine.On top of this, being caring helps us to strengthen our relationships and develop meaningful emotional connections with others.

When we allow ourselves to show care to those around us, we are truly allowing ourselves to live happier, more complete lives.

 

“Being caring can come in many different forms”

But what is it about that person that draws us to them? What is it that makes us want to be near them?

 

More often than not, it all comes down to how caring they are. We are naturally drawn to people who make us feel genuinely good to be around. That is, people who are caring and compassionate to those around them.

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What exactly does ‘caring’ mean? And why is it so important?

 

Caring is one of the six positive Moorelands character qualities that make up the “Pillars of Character”, on top of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, and citizenship.

 

Being caring can come in many different forms, such as displaying kindness towards others, sharing with others, being polite by saying “please” and “thank-you”, being sensitive to other’s feelings, showing compassion to those less fortunate, and forgiving someone who has done you wrong.

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One of the biggest reasons being caring is so important is that it gives us the ability to help others and understand when others are in need. Whether it’s volunteering at a local charity or showing empathy towards a friend who’s going through a tough time, being caring allows us to make a positive difference in another person’s life.

It’s important to remember that being caring doesn’t always come naturally to everyone. In fact, in order for someone to develop a truly caring nature, they need to be taught and nurtured from a very young age. 

 

This is why it’s so important for children to have positive role models in their lives who not only teach children about being caring, but also exhibit caring behaviours themselves.

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By teaching your children about caring today, you are giving them the skills to help them lead happier, more fulfilled lives tomorrow.

 

Natalie Burns-Holland