I have tried to teach G to be considerate, mindful and 'nice' to other people but upon rocking up to kindie today I noticed that many of the children around her were pushing, shoving and virtually stepping over her to get to the cut up pieces of fruit/the bus door/the whatever.
Scary thing is it's the same in the big world too.
On a similar theme, which has bemused me for a while now, I was at Ikea with G and she was near a table when an object fell off the table (not because of her) and I asked her if she would pick it up and put it back on the table. My Dad who was with us cracked a small fruity at me because in asking G to do this I was teaching Grace to (verbatim) "lick a*se" not "kick "a*se" (he's from Glasgow).
And its all a bit confusing. Like if your child is being badly bullied at school these days your meant to say don't hit back and give a list of verbal and behavioural alternatives; when maybe flattening the bully would end it and faster.
So....do I enrol G in meditation/movement class or karate!