Impressions on Children


Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression. ~Dr. Haim Ginott

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. ~H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Here are some fantastic one-page articles about teaching and encouraging kindness in children, even when they’re still toddlers. It’s really never too early to begin. May peace prevail. Namaste. Gina

8 Ways to teach kindness to toddlers and preschoolers, by Tabitha Studer at
Kids and kindness: Can you teach compassion? by Holly Bennett at
Teaching Children Respect in 5 Minutes or Less, by Julie Hunt at

14 responses to Impressions on Children


    Gina, both our children were raised on the child-rearing philosophy of Haim Ginott so it was good to see that quote by him. Loved the quote and post, thank you.


    Gina, I did my best to model kindness, yet often it was my daughter who taught me about kindness. She has the most beautiful and gentle spirit. ❤
    Diana xo


      Aww.. yes I believe that Diana. How lovely, like mother like daughter. I too learned so much from my wonderful kids. Thanks as always for commenting. Hugs to you! xo Gina


    Great articles!


    Beautiful words and meaningful. I especially love the caterpillar quote.


    I love children! Sometimes even better than adults, they are so much more free and open, not yet so socialized into this world, still keeping in them that memory of a world beyond this, where nothing exists but Love. Thank you for this lovely post! 🙂


      Hello lovely Line! Your comment reminds me of a favorite quote: “I love these little people and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.” ~Charles Dickens. Children are amazing! May we all endeavor to make the ‘best impressions’ on them! hugs, Gina


    It is always so uplifting to visit and soak in the wisdom enshrined in your beautiful quotes and writings! Thank you Gina.