How to Raise a Compassionate Child

With a child that understands compassion they are more capable of handling difficult scenarios, face more negativity with resilience and they can have happier minds as a result. Compassion also teaches children how to respect others and to be kind, which can be used to improve a child’s overall development. In this guide from a private school in London, we take a look at the ways you can raise a child to be compassionate.


Put faith in your child
Your child will, over time, naturally push acts of kindness into their lives if they’re surrounded by positivity all of the time. Having faith in your child that they will do those things increases the likelihood that your child will continue to be kind and respectful. It’s less likely if you’re looking out for your child and expecting them to potentially mess up, which is only natural as they’re beginning to learn. 

Don’t ignore when your child is rude
While your child is meant to be learning how to be kind, there will be the odd slip up that you can correct, and there are other times where your child is deliberately rude. These moments shouldn’t be ignored and you should raise it with your child as soon as possible to ensure that they know what they’re doing is wrong.

Be aware of what your child absorbs from everyday media
A lot of the time you’ll find that your child could be mimicking what they’ve seen on TV in their favourite programmes. Be aware of what your child is learning from what they’re reading, watching and listening to. They may pick up some strange habits that should be curbed when you’re able to, and to remind them that children should continue to be kind and not follow the actions of fictional characters. Instead, focus on media that gives them the understanding of care and compassion.

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