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A Lesson in Kindness

My 5-year-old grandson attends a Catholic school. His mother came to pick him up and noticed a dad was removing the pink polo type shirt his son had been dressed in that day. The little boy was crying.

My daughter-in-law asked the little boy, "Mike, why are you crying?" He responded that the boys in the class had made fun of him for wearing a pink shirt. My daughter-in-law replied, "I hope my son was not one of those boys." He told her that her son had participated with the other boys and it made him cry. My daughter-in-law then verified with the teacher what had happened and made her plan to teach my grandson a lesson.

My grandson had his own pink polo shirt at home. My daughter-in-law made him wear it to school the very next day. He also had to apologize to Mike and give him a big hug. My grandson received some teasing about his pink shirt at school too. Hopefully he learned a lesson about kindness and not hurting the feelings of others.


Tags: Behavior, Character, Courage, Conscience, Character-Courage-Conscience, Kindness, Morals, Ethics, Values, Parenting, Values
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