Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How Children Can Help Heal America

What We Can Learn from Children to Heal the U.S.A.

Having worked with children for many years, I can verify that young children do not notice or care about skin color, religion, cultural differences or disabilities. They are naturally humble, curious, and full of love. Young children forgive easily, usually find the good in all, and just want to have fun. Here are some characteristics that children naturally know:

WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM CHILDREN:

* Humans are more alike than different.

* Friends listen and help each other.


* It's easy to forgive and "let it go."

* There is joy in the journey.


* If I am a friend to others, I'll have friends.

   

CHILDREN POSSES THE FOLLOWING ATTRIBUTES:

C - CURIOSITY about the world around them - including different CULTURES. COURAGE brings rewards. CREATIVITY brings happiness.


H - HUMBLENESS. HUGS can HELP. 

I - INNOCENCE. INTEREST in everything. 

L - LOVE. LISTEN, LEARN. LAUGH.

D - DREAM. DO it. 

R - RESPECT others. READ. RIGHT will triumph. 

E - ESCAPE from technology - take a break and play outside. EXPLORE. EXPERIMENT. EXPERIENCE. EXPRESS yourself - kindly. 

N - NATURE - Enjoy the natural beauty in our world. NURTURE your relationships. NEVER give up.

Young children are nonjudgmental. We adults know that attitudes are learned - not inherited. My daughter, who has special needs, and I enjoy many of the same books. I was reading her book, 125 True Stories of Amazing Animals, when I noticed the photo below. If animals can rescue and even raise another species, then can't we have empathy and compassion for our own kind?


We are different but love the same.







I like this quote: "What I am suggesting and asking is that we turn from the negativism that so permeates our society and look for the remarkable good in the land and times in which we live, that we speak of one another's virtues more than we speak of one another's faults, that optimism replace pessimism. Let our faith replace our fears." Gordon B. Hinkley: Cultivate a Attitude of Happiness and a Spirit of Optimism.

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We can find balance and joy in life.
"If we love, forgive and pray, we can work together." 
Dr. Alveda King (niece of Martin Luther King)

Looking for more ideas on how to teach and raise children? See Kindergarten: Tattle-Tales, Tools, Tactics, Triumphs and Tasty Treats for Teachers and Parents and to prepare your child for kindergarten: The Happy Mommy Handbook: The Ultimate How-to Guide on Keeping Your Toddlers and Preschoolers Busy, Out of Trouble and Motivated to Learn. Both are bestsellers and also available on Barnes & Noble and Kobo. The ebooks are only $3.99.








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