Teaching Kids to be Kind

I’ve seen parents teaching kids to be something extra-ordinary, to be a hero. To be like spider man or wonder woman but I’ve rarely seen them teaching their kids to be nice, to be kind to someone. We never take them out and teach them to appreciate nature. We don’t tell them to be nice to a stray cat or a horse.

Few days back I took my cousin out to Lake view and bird park in Islamabad to show her this aspect of life. We are so glued with our phones, tvs and other devices that the other values, the important ones are fading away from our lives. I wanted her to know kindness.

She was happy to be with the birds and loving how every bird was running towards her for the food she had in her hands. It was my 5 year old’s first encounter with birds, but she managed and fed birds quite happily. I loved how her big round eyes were shinning with happiness. Izna now knows the most important perspective of life which is to be kind and giving.

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