Teaching About Compassion

Teaching About Compassion

I strongly believe teaching a child to be compassionate from an early age is very important.

Not just to his/her fellow human being, but to (all) animals as well.

This is my neighbour’s cat whom we initially thought was a stray.

Teaching About Compassion

She and her brother comes over regularly to chill with us, and to play with Max and I. They’re part of the family.

Whenever Max see’s an animal, he says they are his friends. Except pigeons. He runs through them, shouting “fly!” or the like, forcing them to depart abruptly, but we’re working on that!

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11 thoughts on “Teaching About Compassion

  1. derrickjknight says:

    Whilst I agree with your belief, Persia, I’m not sure true compassion can be taught. It is in Max’s nature. For what it is worth I have known a number of compassionate boys who nevertheless love to scatter pigeons πŸ™‚

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    • Persia says:

      Perhaps you’re right, Derrick. Maybe the choice of wording should have been ‘guiding’ or the like. I just feel sorry for the poor birds! Especially when they’re just minding their own business!

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    • Persia says:

      I love it! He’ll stroke a cat and say “Mummy, look, I’m being gentle. Melts my heart. Maybe one day he’ll give them a break!
      Hope you had a lovely weekend, and all is well with you and your family. xo

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  2. StingyBoots says:

    Hi, I think it’s a wonderful bond between pet and child, as I have wonderful memories of times spent with furry family members. Daisy is only 12 weeks but we’re thinking of getting a kitten so she can grow up with it😊

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    • Persia says:

      I think getting a kitten is a great idea. More often than not, the kitten will grow up to defend your little one. They’ll be best friends! ❀

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