As parents, we always hope that we are being good examples as role models for our kids but we never truly know if we are or not. All we can do is try our best and hope our children become good citizens. We also talk to them as much as we can about the importance of helping others less fortunate and to always choose kindness whenever possible. Again, it’s up for debate how much credit or fault we parents deserve when it comes to the behavior of our kids. Should we feel proud whenever they do something good? If so, then do we accept the blame when they do something bad or even horrific? The jury is still out on that one in my opinion. All I know is that we need to just keep doing our best and hope and pray that our children grow up to become good adults.
This video captures the joyful pride we parents feel whenever one of our children does something kind all on their own. I remember getting emotional watching this because it reminded me of the same experiences I’ve had with my kids who’ve all done things like this just because they’re such kind hearted kids.
Here’s hoping that more kids choose kindness and see all of the things we all have in common instead of choosing to see what makes us different (race, religion, economic status, etc.) which only leads to cruelty and indifference.