National Make a Difference to Children Month: 4 Ways to Show Respect to Youngsters
This July, Learn Why Respecting Kids Matters a Lot
National Make a Difference to Children Month is celebrated in July each year. It’s a time to recognize the challenges any child in the world can face if they don’t have the right person in their life to guide them. Children, being pure-hearted and still inexperienced about life, need guidance so they can tread the right paths in life. In most instances, their guiding figures are their parents, older siblings, relatives, or teachers.
However, some children are not lucky enough to have such mentors, which can negatively impact their lives. Studies have shown that children are more likely to succeed if they have mentors and ideals to guide them. Children are the world’s future, so making a positive difference in their lives is crucial. As book author Brigette Foresman says, “When we raise our children to shine, the future becomes brighter!”
National Make a Difference to Children Month seeks to encourage people to respect the rights of children, including their freedom to choose, move, and work at their own pace. It also seeks to educate people on how to properly correct their mistakes.
Sadly, adults often fail to see children as people to be treated with respect and dignity. This tendency can be observed in the way adults constantly dismiss, interrupt, or talk over something a child has to say. Commenting on a child’s looks or behavior in public and other hurtful actions in word or deed can send the distressful message that you don’t respect them.
Respect matters a lot. Its impact on a child’s life can’t be overstated. The kind of person a child becomes depends mainly on how we treat them. With that in mind, Kids Car Donations shares how you can show your respect for your children.
- Allow your children to make choices about their bodies.
If it’s not proper to breach an adult’s personal space, the same is true in the case of our children. For instance, allow them to decide if they want to hug someone or not. Don’t make your children feel guilty if they don’t feel like hugging someone, even if the person is their grandma. Helping children learn to assert their personal boundaries will lay the foundation for creating healthy romantic and sexual relationships when they’re older.
- Respond to children’s mistakes with grace.
You can demonstrate grace by refraining from laughing when children make errors like putting their pants on backward or slipping and falling to the ground. We may find it funny when they make mistakes, but to a child, it can be humiliating to be laughed at.
Allow children to speak for themselves. Be patient. Use eye contact and refrain from interrupting them or finishing their sentences. When you show children that their voice is heard and valued, their self-esteem gets a boost as they learn that they can influence things around them.
- Show your trust in children by allowing them to do things on their own.
According to experts, habitually helping children is harmful since it stops them from doing things on their own, stunting their growth and development. Instead of you constantly jumping in to help your children in whatever they’re doing, it would be better for you to assume that they can do simple tasks on their own. Allowing children to pour their milk, clean up after themselves, and dress themselves will boost their self-confidence and increase their proficiency in those tasks.
You Can Be a Difference-Maker to Ailing Kids
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children stricken with life-threatening diseases or life-limiting disabilities in your community?
What if we told you that you can help extend medical assistance to them without you having to open your wallet? All you have to do is turn over an unwanted car to us at Kids Car Donations. We will use your donation to improve and even save the lives of those youngsters.
We’ll sell your vehicle through an auction and use the proceeds to support our nonprofit partners’ essential child health care programs and services. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding they get from us to deliver free solutions and treatments to a wide range of medical conditions that afflict children and teens. These nonprofits also provide their young beneficiaries with access to free social services and educational resources.
Your charitable contribution will entitle you to receive valuable rewards. These include getting entitled to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season. You’ll also benefit from the free professional towing service we will provide you wherever you are in the country.
On top of these rewards, you’ll experience a sense of fulfillment, knowing that your gift will be used to help save the lives of critically and chronically ill youngsters in your area.
We accept pretty much all types of vehicles, including those with defects and no longer running. Trust us, we’re never picky with the vehicles we receive as donations.
To know more about our vehicle donation program, including our quick and convenient donation process, feel free to visit our FAQs page. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 866-634-8395 or write to us here.
Are You Ready to Save Young Lives Today?
Your old commuter car may no longer serve you well, but you can still give it a worthy purpose. Donating that vehicle to us can mean the difference between life and death for the severely sick kids in your community. Call Kids Car Donations at 866-634-8395 or fill out our secure online donation form to help save these kids’ lives now!