It is very important to teach your children empathy towards Animals and not just for their domestic pets but towards all the animals that they see anywhere. The reason that today I am here talking about once again the teaching the right conduct to children is that I witnessed a strange behavior and attitude of two young children who were walking by their father and they had a pet dog Labrador on leash. The pet dog seemed very attached to the children as he was more keen to look out for the children than to sniff around the area.
As I was going towards the nearby supermarket, I saw these two kids with their father and their pet dog, I just admired the dog as he looked young and very energetic and was amazed by the cats in the area. As soon as I got out of my car and shut the door, while turning around I saw the children ran towards the Cats at the corner who were eating their food, and starting hushing them and throwing stones at them. I quickly raised my voice as they were a bit far and loudly said “It’s very bad to disturb the street Animal and why are you hitting the poor cat as she didn’t do any harm to you, you have a dog yourself and yet you are doing this. This is such a bad habit”. They heard me and ran towards their car and watched me while I fed the Cat. I don’t understand this behavior of children because I wonder what are the parents teaching them at home? Empathy is for everyone, to feel their pain, sorrows, happiness, they share the same emotions like Humans then why are they treated so badly.
What I want to tell people is that Animal is the same whether it is pet or a street animal, they deserve the same respect, love and affection. Ofcourse, they are aggressive and defensive as they are on their own finding food for themselves and surviving on the street where there are thousands of people who are ready to kill them yet they are escaping and fighting their own battle of survival. This thought makes me realize that we as parents have a lot to learn and alot to teach. Our parenting shouldn’t be revolving around how you become, it should be about Respecting every living being around us and to value their existence and share the same pain and happiness. If half of us try to implement in this our lifestyle, you would notice a huge change.
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