When children grow up with animals, something magical happens. They learn about empathy without a word being spoken.
Animals and children have no way of communicating. One barks, the other talks. One quacks, the other laughs.
But animals in the care of hunans need us to assist them. To feel them, to love them and pat them etc, and when we model this in front of our children, they understand that empathy, care and love are universal languages that can jump and fence.
When our children feed a cat, stroke a hamster or pat a dog, they feel good. The animals looks at them and wags his tail, purrs, or bumps heads and although this communication is not verbal it’s highly impactful.
It teaches our children 1 important thing! To care for another being makes us feel good and makes us happy. It gives us purpose and responsibility. It makes us connected and bigger then ourselves.
No matter how small or big. When we provide love to another living being, we understand what empathy is, and so do our children.
‘Love is like chocolate, once you taste it, you just want more!’ ❤️
Happy Sunday everyone!
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