The #BeKindMovement is taking Insta by storm today. It was @misskyreeloves idea and we reckon it's a beauty, as she is, both inside and out. This is from 'Today I Feel, an alphabet of feelings' by Madelena Moniz which is a lovely book for talking with little ones about allllll the feelings, not just the few obvious ones that we tend to talk about with them.
My eldest needs all the help she can get to understand the world and the way people work within it. She's sharp as a whip, clever as a fox and about as subtle as a sledgehammer. It's occasionally a real downer of a combination and so we constantly talk about putting the things she wants to say (or ask) through the 'kindness filter'. Slowly but surely she is starting to understand that sometimes it's kind to say nothing and sometimes it's kind to say the thing that comes hardest of all. She loves this illustration and, it's funny, she identifies as the big white 'abominable snowman' and talks about kindness sitting on her shoulder and whispering in her ear. Like the little boy in the picture is her 'kindness conscience'! Cool huh? She may be six but she sees the world in her own way. We use books like this to help teach her but also to learn from her. You've gotta love that, hey?! #kindnessmatters #itscooltobekind #thekindtribe