We all know kids say the funniest things. We’d love to hear what your kids are saying about what they have learned through the Radiant Hearts program.
Here are a few things our three-year-olds have said over the past six months:
- “Mum, fill yourself up with sugar, love and harmony!” (similar to the quotation from the lesson for Friendliness)
- Mom says, “You need to be helpful.” Child says, “That’s what behooveth man means!” (referencing the quotation in the lesson for Helpfulness)
- Child is on the brink of a tantrum when told to get out of bath so mommy says loudly, “Stop shouting and screaming!” Child suddenly calms down and says, “When you get mad, mommy, you need to practice the virtue that I’m practicing.” (referencing Peacefulness)
- While playing on the playground, child slid down the fireman pole for the first time on his own then ran up to daddy and said, “I’m being courage, daddy!” (referencing Courage)
- “I love you all the way around the world, I love you so much that you don’t even know how much I love you.” (referencing Love)
- Mom says, “I can’t wait to go to bed tonight.” Child says, “Be patient, mommy, don’t you remember? Be patient under all conditions!” (referencing quotation in the lesson for Patience)
- Mom says, “I am a bit disappointed in that behavior.” Child says, “Well that’s a part of life, isn’t it mom? We don’t like everything that happens and that’s the way life is. But we can still be joyful. Are you still joyful, mom?” (referencing Joyfulness)
- “I dropped my sandwich but I’m going to get down and get it all by myself. I’m being responsible!” (referencing Responsibility)
- When mom asks child to eat his food, child says, “I didn’t hear please, will you please say please mommy because that is what you ask me to do.” (referencing Courtesy)
It is in moments like these that we realize what affect our talk about virtues is having on our little ones, and how it is entering their thoughts throughout the day as they deal with life’s opportunities for growth. How wonderful that we can remind each other of virtuous behavior as tests arise.
What are your kids saying about Radiant Hearts, or other spiritual topics you have discussed?
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