Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Compassion

Yesterday, I phoned my niece to say " Hello " to her. My niece is a primary one student and she likes to help others. Sometimes she helps her teachers to carry books to the office.
She told me that she had just received a certificate of compassion. I asked her whether she did something good. She told me the following : "--Last week, I saw a classmate fell down and injured herself and I brought her to the general office for first aid. I was awarded the certificate of compassion because of this. "
Hearing this, I complimented her: " -- You have done a good deed, keep it up. --"
It is really good that the teacher praised her by giving her a certificate. Other young students also can learn to be compassionate to others.
Do you agree that compassion should be cultivated from young?

21 comments:

nisha said...

Your niece is very compassionate and teachers have done a great thing by encouraging her actions with an award.. she deserved it:)

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Faisal Admar said...

Yes we should encourage kids from the young age about compassion. This can lead to toleration and cooperation too.

When they learn this at early age, they will bring this good attitude further when they get older. A good thing for a leader as well.

Nice post.

FarA said...

awwwwwwwww. how cute :) there wasnt such thing back when i was 7.

starting from young indeed. that's when the brains are sponge-like; absorbing all elements in life.

Haney said...

Yes it SHOULD. I'm working in a sch, and student nowadays don't even respect the teachers. Teachers are treated like a wall. Kids.

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jen said...

it's postive reinforcement... rewarding someone to motivate him/her to continue doing good deeds...

good values are instill in every individual as early as childhood and these are learned first in home (family) and in school(teachers/educators). Formative years is a critical period for children because here they learn things that will last until their aging years. That is why we (adults) are responsible in teaching them good values by first living up to what we are teaching- be a good example and model to them is still the best motivation.

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Pinay Jade said...

It should definitely encouraged.be School is where the children spend most of their time so it is really a great thing that values are being taught there aside from their home.

coolingstar9 said...

nisha,
Yes, my niece is very compassionate and teachers have done a great thing by encouraging her actions with an award.
It is true that she deserved it.
For my part, I will continue to encourage to do good deed so that she can maintain it, I believe this is good for her future.
Thanks for your comments here and I am glad that I have beed tagged by you. I will check it out, have a nice day.

coolingstar9 said...

Faisal Admar,
You believe that encouraging kids from the young age about compassion can lead to toleration and cooperation. It will brings this good attitude further when they get older. A good thing for a leader as well.
Faisal Admar, lets hope all parents and teachers can work together for this direction.
Thanks for your comments and have a nice day.

coolingstar9 said...

Fara,
I have the same thinking that a 7 years old kid can do such a good deed.
You say " awwwwwwwww. how cute , there wasnt such thing back when i was 7."
It is true that kid's brain is like asponge absorbing all elements in life.
Fara, so we should cultivate them from young.
Thanks for your comment, have a nice day.

coolingstar9 said...

Haney,
There are many reasons why kids behave like what yiou say " Teachers are treated like a wall.
You are working in a school, and student nowadays don't even respect the teachers.
I think we have to find some solution for these, may be we have forgotten the proper taeching on kids.
Thanks for your comment, have a nice day.

neomesuff said...

back to basics..yeah cultivating it from young will definitely be the best way.. but we as adult must also b reminded..we sometimes forgot..

coolingstar9 said...

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Thanks for the exchange link. I will do it soon.
Petite, have a nice day.

coolingstar9 said...

jen,
Yes, you have good points indeed.
1.it's postive reinforcement... rewarding someone to motivate him/her to continue doing good deeds...
2.good values are instill in every individual as early as childhood and these are learned first in home (family) and in school(teachers/educators).
3.Formative years is a critical period for children because here they learn things that will last until their aging years.
4.That is why we (adults) are responsible in teaching them good values by first living up to what we are teaching- be a good example and model to them is still the best motivation.
All your points are really good to ponder, thanks for your valuable comment.
Have a nice day, jen.

coolingstar9 said...

Pinay Jade,
You have the point that it should definitely encouraged.be School is where the children spend most of their time so it is really a great thing that values are being taught there aside from their home.
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Have a nice day, Pinay Jade.

coolingstar9 said...

neomesuff,
Yes, it is true that we have to go back to basics..yeah cultivating it from young will definitely be the best way.. but we as adult must also b reminded..we sometimes forgot..
Thanks for your visit and valuable comment, i appreciate it.
neomesuff, have a nice day.

twinkletoe said...

Hello.
You got one great niece. Acknowledging the kids everytime they do good deeds it motivates them to do it again. Its a good idea that teachers awards them with certificate of compassion, it'll inspire other kids to do the same too.
take care :]

coolingstar9 said...

twinkletoe,
Yes, the teacher awards them with certificate of compassion, it'll inspire other kids to do the same good deed too.
Thanks for sharing, have a nice day.

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Hazel said...

yes, i do agree with u that it's important to cultivate them to have the value of compasion

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