Children are the future of the world and it is up to us to make that future look promising . Currently things are not going as we would like because of individualism, wars, materialism and that human way of thinking that seems to intoxicate the planet and the future of those who will arrive there. Although it is difficult to be aware of this, that imaginary but destructive reality of the future does not have to be true … teaching children to promote peace.
It would be wonderful if your child lived in a world where children are not exposed to bullying, violence and abuse, but you have to accept that the world is often not a peaceful place. Instead, help your child learn to show small gestures of peace that can make a big difference in your family, school, and community.
Next we are going to give you some tips so that you can teach your children to promote peace and that the future of society is more promising than the present time we live today …
ACTS OF KINDNESS
Teach your child to perform random acts of kindness. Encourage them to smile at others, say nice things to friends and siblings, and write notes to teachers and grandparents. Once your child is comfortable doing acts of kindness to people he knows, challenge him to also think about doing good to people he does not know. Encourage your child to invite a new friend to school to come play with him or to thank the school janitor when they replace paper towels or clean up a school mess. When you teach your child to show gratitude and love, you are also teaching him to do everything possible to live in harmony with others.
WORK AGAINST BULLYING
Talk to your child about bullying and kids who are mean to each other. Remind your child that you expect him to be kind to everyone around him and to refrain from bad words and actions. Promote peace by challenging him to be on the lookout for bullying . If you see that a friend or classmate is being bullied or bullied, you can act peacefully by defending the victim or by asking an adult to help you.
Demonstrate this behavior by taking steps such as defending a store employee who is yelled at by a customer. Children learn by example, and setting a good example is a powerful way to promote peace.
HELP THOSE IN NEED
Help your child get involved in the society in which he lives . Perhaps you could volunteer to read to younger children in the library or serve food at a homeless shelter. Serving others can help children learn that the world has all kinds of people and that no one is better than anyone.
Let your child find a friend or sibling to volunteer with. When people work toward a common goal they are more likely to enjoy it and make a difference in their community.
TEACH CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Helping your child learn how to solve his own problems is an effective way to promote peace because it teaches him how to function in the real world and how to commit to maintaining relationships. Allowing children to use violence to solve their problems generates hatred and lack of tolerance. When that happens during childhood, children are more likely to grow up still relying on violence to solve their problems. Play with your child so he can practice using appropriate words and learning acceptable ways to treat others.