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The Value of Kindness

For those of you with more than one child, have you ever wondered if your kids will ever stop fighting?

Will there be a day when they no longer compete over who is the best or who deserves the first turn? Then this is the article for you.

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M.O.P.S.

Last year, I attended an insightful M.O.P.S. meeting. One of our mentor moms had us list all the characteristics we want our children to have as adults.

Then, she pointed out children aren’t born with those characteristics, they have to be actively taught and nurtured.

Our Family

We have four children, 5 years old and younger.

Since fighting ensues in our house a hundred times an hour, we prayed together for God to show us how to help them grow into kind, loving, compassionate, giving, and forgiving adults.

My husband and I have focused on instilling kindness in our children and in their relationships with others.

For example, when they do something hurtful or disobedient, we tell them, “That was not kind, please say you are sorry.

This may sound super simple, and yet, it must be followed by our example of kindness, or our words mean nothing to them.

By showing kindness, through words and actions consistently, you will be amazed at the impact it will have on your kids, for the rest of their lives.

BOLD & Beautiful

What a Difference

I have noticed a significant difference in their behavior. They will say, “That’s not kind.” Other times, they say, “Hey, we could share with them, and that would make them happy, because we are being kind!

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What a heart-warming gesture!

I promise, no matter how unruly your kids are now, it doesn’t mean they have to stay that way. Invest in your kids hearts, and invest with love and kindness.

Pray for God to show you how.

#kindness #TheHaven #siblings

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