Kids Evolve - Kindness is Child's Play!

>>  Friday, January 13, 2012

A successful parent teaches a child reason and compassion.

There is absolutely nothing rational that justifies harming others.


veganelder January 14, 2012 at 7:38 AM  

I saw that image and was struck how we seem to be committed to teaching illusion and deception, e.g., "Animals 'give' their lives to us for food." "Cow's milk is necessary for calcium." and on and on. In the process we teach our children denial and how to not think and perceive clearly. We harm life, we harm the planet and we harm our children by not being honest and truthful.

Bea Elliott January 20, 2012 at 2:40 PM  

Thanks VE - For me it's always the most painful (frustrating) to see the manipulations done to brainwash the kids...

What other species plucks the feathers from their young before tossing them out of the nest? Lies cause nothing but heartache (anger) later on. Not to mention the harm to others along the way. (sigh)...

Harry January 27, 2012 at 2:30 AM  

I, like both of you, detest the lies I was taught as a child. The lies that stayed with me well into adulthood. While my parents were the ones instrumental in delivering the early teachings, society as a collection of blinded individuals really needs to take responsibility. For putting out the lies. For not questioning the lies.

It is interesting being a parent now: when the three of us eat dinner together there are no lies. No doubt the lies will come when Kai gets older and eats away from Avondale and away from us. Will he be strong enough to ask the tough questions, to stand above the peer pressure? Will he think about his numerous furred and feathered brothers and sisters, and in a little but strong voice say, "No thank you Mrs Smith. I don't eat my friends and family.'? Only time will tell. But one would like to think the dinner-table kindness will become deeply embedded.

proud womon January 31, 2012 at 11:20 PM  

i've only recently discovered your blog(s) and am pleased to have done so...

someone else i've recently discovered is Ruby Roth, a young author, artist & designer... she has written a beautiful children's picture book "That's why we don't eat animals" and has a new one due for publication in April - "Vegan is love"...

you might like to visit her site we don't eat animals

it's heartening to find others who believe as i do...

Bea Elliott February 24, 2012 at 5:38 AM  

Oh Harry! I do hope so! I do hope that the messages you and other caring people teach the young will last and grow strong enough to combat the opposition... I hope these will be the ones to change what we could not in our own time. That is truly the beauty and sacredness in young life... Everything good is possible!

But it could not happen without parents and teachers like you planting those life-affirming seeds of truth! I am so grateful to those who do! May all those trees grow straight, proud and tall! <3

Bea Elliott February 24, 2012 at 5:42 AM  

Hi proud womon! Yes, I am familiar with Ruby Roth and her very important little book aimed at giving kids a more accurate truth about "eating our friends". But I didn't know about Vegan is Love... Will look forward to it's release!

Glad you stopped by - I agree that the support we find in each other is many times an anchor in an otherwise drowning kind of sea... Take heart in knowing our numbers are growing - Our messages are being heard! ;)