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Virtues for all Kids - Table of Contents

1. Teaching Kids About Forgiveness
2. Teaching Kids to Accept Delayed Satisfaction
3. Teaching Kids that Being Kind to Others Feels Good
4. Teaching Kids How to Listen to Their Conscience
5. Teaching Kids How to Practice Being Nice
6. Teaching Kids Good Character Skills
7. Teaching Kids How to Be Helpful
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Teaching Kids How to Listen to Their Conscience

by Susan Kramer

When we act for the best resolve in a situation we are acting wisely. We are saving time and energy that we might have had to spend in the future, trying to justify an action or a decision that is causing some grief.

Acting wisely is the outcome of repeatedly following the prodding of our conscience developed and refined by following the tried and true positive code of behavior, namely, being good 'ourselves' in all circumstances. It is important that we teach all of our children according to their abilities to act wisely.

When we are tempted to take more than our share from the candy box, it is our conscience that causes us to pause. Our conscience speaks to us via our bodily signs of physical comfort, or discomfort.

If we feel our cheeks heat up, or our pulse race a bit, we are getting the sign that we should reconsider our actions, in fact, if we ever do hesitate physically, we should back off. When an action is right for us, we do not hesitate, because our body remains relaxed as we move forward spontaneously.

'Jiminy Cricket', from the Disney movie, 'Pinnochio' sang: "Give a little whistle, give a little whistle, and always let your conscience be your guide."

That period of giving a little whistle is telling us to consider, then reconsider, before acting. If we are feeling the least bit uncomfortable in our body, our conscience is doing its job of letting us know that what we are about to do may not be right at all for us or someone else.

Acting wisely equals acting from our state of bodily comfort. Acting wisely means setting aside plans causing us physical unrest. Harmony and happiness are preserved, once again by following our prodding of conscience.

In summary, we know we are following our conscience when we feel comfortable with what we want to do without second guessing. Our mind is calm and body relaxed thinking about the planned action. We are more likely to go forward with a positive attitude with what is right for us. Our intended action will not harm ourselves or anyone else.

By teaching our children how to act wisely, by following their conscience, we save them some of the grief of raw trial and error.

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Yoga for all Kids, Preschoolers to Teens
Yoga for all Kids, Preschoolers to Teens by Susan Kramer

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