As a mom of a three-year-old, Allison’s post for the February prompt resonated with me. Like Allison, I’m eager to teach my daughter the importance of kindness.
From Allison’s post:
“Suddenly, being aware of her kind actions has made her want to be as kind as possible. While surely some of this arises from the desire to have more kind acts tallied than unkind ones in order to ensure swim and ballet each week (while optimistic, I’m not completely blind to this), I see a marked change in HRH. While she still fights us about going to bed some nights, and she doesn’t always do what we ask her to do the first time (or the second time…and when she finally does what we ask, it’s not always cheerfully), she is more cognizant of the consequences of her actions. She is creating cause and effect relationships that show she’s thinking before she takes an action, at least most of the time.”