Thank you to the Center For Parent and Teen Communication for sponsoring this post. All thoughts, opinions and stories are my own.
How My Teen Reminded Me Kindness Matters Then and Now
I remember when you were little and I proudly watched as you would share with the other kids without me having to ask first. Parents would often comment on your sweet and generous nature, even when you were only a toddler.
Your empathy and kindness shined through as you used to walk up to kids on the playground and offer a snack, try to help if they were hurt or simply want to make a new friend.
I often thought to myself back then how could someone so young be so kindhearted.
You are a teenager now and even though I don’t get to watch over you the way I used to, it makes my heart happy to stand back and see you hold the door for people and overuse your manners.
I love hearing feedback from teachers that you are often the person to befriend a new kid or invite a person sitting alone to join you and your friends at lunch.
Although you have changed in many ways throughout the years, it is refreshing to see your kind demeanor is still the same, even through these teenage years.
This video reminded me of just how quickly life moves, and before we know it our babies have grown into teens.
The Center for Parent and Teen Communication is a new, valuable resource for every parent navigating the teen years. You can get a feel for the kind of advice you’ll find within this post (http://bit.ly/2xJgzay) from the director, Dr. Ginsburg.
If you have a teen, please share some of your then and now memories, and help spread the word about this video and the new Center for Parent and Teen Communication.