The month of goodness and blessing is coming to an end, Eid Al-Fitr is approaching, and the children have time to teach them something new, which is kind deeds.

Almost everyone needs someone to bring joy to their hearts, as the state of closure and the many infections with the "Covid-19" virus, which is still spreading and mutating, makes everyone astonished.

What can children do to occupy their time and make themselves happy, and bring joy and happiness to those around them?

The importance of being a nice person

It is easy to get busy teaching your child how to write letters and how to cut their food with a knife, but you may forget to teach your child to be cute, says Amy Morin, psychologist and editor of Verywell Mind.

Some parents may worry that teaching children to be kind could cause them to lose the roughness needed in today's competitive world.

But according to research, teaching kindness has value and a positive impact on children's academic, health and social futures.

When kindness is taught to children in school, it increases their self-esteem, increases their motivation to learn, improves attendance rates, and reduces bullying and violence.

Moreover, children who participate in acts of mercy are more accepted by their peers.

Recent research also indicates that today's children, as much as they may seem to focus on themselves and what they want, tend to actually show more compassion towards others compared to previous generations.

Make kindness a habit in your family

Children learn from the example their parents set, so do gentle actions in front of your child so that he learns to be generous, compassionate, and generous with others.

Teaching children to do nice things for others while they are young can be the key to helping them demonstrate kindness whatever the circumstances in their future lives.

Help your child decide which clothes he can donate to other children (pixels)

Donate items to people in need

Encourage your child to donate things to people in need, and explain to him the importance of donating what he no longer needs to others in need.

Ask him to choose the games he no longer needs.

Talk to him about where we should take the toys and let him choose the toys he wants to donate.

Help your child determine which clothes he can donate to other children. You can also prepare a meal and have your child deliver it to an elderly neighbor, relative, or friend.

Of course, well-used books can be donated to a library or charity.

Give thanks to others

Teach your child that there are always people who must be thanked, especially people who work behind the scenes to improve our lives, so help your child to write notes thanking the people he appreciates, such as drawing beautiful pictures of the grandmother or giving a special thank you card to someone who brings requests to the home, school teacher or friend the family.

Write thank you notes to other people helping the family, such as the person who cuts your child's hair, the doctor we go to, or the person who cleans the street.

Do housework on behalf of others

A mother can encourage her child to surprise his brother by doing one of the housework on his behalf.

The mother can be given a full day off from housework and make her enjoy only to rest and do what she wants, provided that the rest of the family cooperates to finish the household tasks that the mother does.

Encourage your child to surprise his sibling by doing a housework on his behalf (Getty Images)

Creating and giving gifts

Your child can create small gifts to present to others, by providing art supplies to be able to make gifts, as a homemade card or a beautiful painting can light up someone's day.

To make this a habit, write the names of many friends, family members, and neighbors on scraps of paper and put them in a jar. Each week, draw a name and work with your child to identify a gift that you can give to this person.

Nothing is more beautiful than remembering someone close and setting aside some of your time for making a gift for them with your own hands.

Good words

Kind acts can be as simple as saying something nice to someone, so teach your child to make it a habit to offer compliments and praise the efforts of others.

Your son can say to his friend, “I love your sneakers,” or he can say to his sister, “Your hair looks good today.” So complimenting people is nice and beneficial for mental health.

Spread the joy

If you regularly spread joy to those around you, kindness and compassion will become a constant of your child's habits, such as:

  • Pick some flowers that you plant or buy some from the store and give them to one of your neighbors or an old lady you meet every day on your way.

  •  Prepare drinks and snacks and distribute them to other children with their family's approval.

  • Distribute homemade lemon or orange juice to adults.

Kind acts can be as simple as saying something nice to someone (pixels)

Holiday night ideas

  •  Write greetings in beautiful colors and distribute them on the doors of the neighbors at night, so that they may be surprised on Eid in the morning.

  • Preparing a gift suitable for each person, who needs it or is suitable for the difficulties he went through during the past days, for example, the stone.

  • Bake some biscuits and distribute them on the night of Eid to family and friends.

  • One of the things that makes all the kids happy is the Eid holiday, so you can count all the children around you, whether from parents, friends or neighbors, prepare small envelopes that are carefully colored and write the child's name on his envelope, and then put a small amount of money inside it, and in the early morning one day Eid. These envelopes are distributed to everyone or left at the bottom of every person's door in case communication is forbidden due to Corona.

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