Caring Means Sharing: Meaningful Values We Should Teach Our Children

1Being a caring and decent person does not come naturally. Both parents and kids need to put in the hours, effort, and work into making it possible for them. As you teach your kids to pick up positive and meaningful values as their own, it will become a glorious foundation on which they can build upon. Once they realize the power of caring, they will start treating people the same way they would want others to treat them. By learning these valuable life lessons, your kids will be in for a life full of success and social happiness.


Caring Means Being Thankful

Instilling thankfulness in kids will lead to a more caring future individual. As kids learn to express gratitude for the good deeds they experience in life, they also become kinder towards others. They also learn how to share feelings and interests to connect with people. Teach kids how to express thanks for the gifts they receive, but also everyday polite gestures like someone saying hello, or holding the door for them. Also, parents need to be expressive with their children, so kids can see firsthand the positive transferal of emotions. A simple “thank you” goes a long way, and once kids live grateful lives, they can be a positive influence on their surroundings.


3Caring Means Always Telling the Truth

Truthfulness is an in-born characteristic of all young children. However, this incapacity to tell lies is shattered once children start being exposed to the outside world. Due to this, it is important to cherish honesty among kids, and make it a core value. Honesty adds value to their self-worth, and although they do not realize it yet, respect as well. When fostering thankfulness in children, parents need to start from themselves. Kid pick up on bad, and dishonest behavior unconsciously, so by being a good role model, kids adopt those positives as their own. Honesty will also teach them to take responsibility for their actions, which will be the best way of building trust and confidence in the eyes of others.


Caring Means Being Polite

The way we treat other people, defines the qualities they associate with us. Just like Santa Claus, each person, based on their impression, starts putting us onto their naughty and nice list. To ensure kids are always perceived 4as good, they need to adopt politeness into their personality. This allows them to maneuver through various social situations in the best possible way, and positively impact the people they interact with. Taking children on regular visits to their grandparents will teach them how to be respectful to their elders. Also try to use assertive communication when dealing with bad behavior, not just correcting it, in order to show kids that conflict situations can be resolved in a polite and caring way.


Caring Means Being Considerate to Others

During childhood kids start developing numerous skills, but also begin their emotional growth. The most valuable of these emotional skills is their empathy. It allows the fostering of consideration of others. Kids learn to be patient when interacting with others, and consider other peoples’ feelings. To raise their empathy levels, share feelings with your kids and inspire them to do the same. Also, make them aware of your feelings when they do something bad, asking them how they would feel in a similar situation. The ability to relate with other people not only corrects behavioral issues, but also promotes tolerance and helpfulness towards others.


Caring Means Being Generous to Others

Finally, sharing reflects generosity onto other people, and as a child you need to learn these fundamental life truths. Playing with friends, sharing candy, or playing with the same toy helps kids make friends. It is also the 8simplest way to share interests and make connections with other people. To inspire sharing among kids, give them tasks and problems that can only be solved with two sets of hands and shared ideas. This simple cooperation will teach them how to work with others, and how and when to request help. When developing generosity, kids must also be aware of the less fortunate. Encourage your kids to donate their clothes on websites like these Sharing doesn’t only come down to sharing material possessions; children need to learn to share adventure. Motivate your kids to go on outdoor camping trips with their friends, or spark their entrepreneurial spirit by inspiring them to sell their clothes with their friends on specialized websites like and learn how to share in business and profit.


As parents, teaching kids to develop positive skills, and adopt meaningful values as part of their personality, is a top priority. It will make emotionally stable and strong individuals who can successfully overcome any obstacle in life, allowing them to reach their full potential. And at the end of the day, they will start caring about others almost as much as you care about them.



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Tracey Clayton

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Tracey Clayton has written 2 articles for Enabled Kids.

Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She loves cooking, baking, sewing, spending quality time with her daughters and she’s passionate in writing. She is a contributor on High Style Life and her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.” Find her on Facebook.

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