Service

All the parents I know want their children to be kind to each other and would love to eliminate sibling rivalry.  While, I don’t think that sibling rivalry can be eliminated completely, I do believe that it can be reduced.   When sympathy and genuine understanding is offered by parents, as well as teaching a child to recognize the needs of others and offer kindness,  a discovery for that child happens.  They discover that compassion and service make them much happier.

Largely they will learn kindness through the example of their parents, but I think stories can be a wonderful resource to open a child’s heart and mind to feeling compassion.

One of the first ways that children learn about care and service may be through kindness to creatures.

serving the weak
An injured baby bird that fell out of it’s nest.

A great resource.