Share stories of your DCs kindness with the Clangers - £300 voucher to be won! NOW CLOSED
EmmaMumsnet · 31/10/2016 09:52
The Clangers are launching their #clangersforkindness campaign which encourages kids and parents to demonstrate kindness every day, just like the Clangers do on the little blue planet. From giving a hug to helping a friend in need, there are many ways to spread kindness. For the launch of this new campaign, the Clangers would love to hear about times your DCs have been kind.
“Clangers are always kind – to each other and everyone else they meet. But what about the people who live on our little blue planet? Are they kind like the Clangers? As Aesop said ‘No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.’ We’re encouraging people to talk about the ‘kindness stars’ in their life – tagging people who they think are kind and talking about what they do, and encouraging people to spread kindness and be a kindness star themselves. So tell us about your ‘kindness stars’ and the wonderful things they have said and done.”
Check out the video below to see what children think about kindness:
So please tell us about the lovely things your DCs have said and done, however small and whatever their age. What random acts of kindness have they done that have made your day or made you smile? Did your toddler share their toys or food? Did a moody teenager show their thanks? Did your DC help out with chores or say something kind to a family member?
However big or small their act of kindness, share it below and you will be entered into a prize draw where one Mumsnetter will win a £300 voucher of their choice (from a list).
Thanks, good luck with the prize draw and spread kindness!
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NotATrickOrTreatDisaster · 31/10/2016 12:07
My eldest son was at a party being held at a soft play centre. He gets very hot from all the running around so I had both a bottle of water for him and a slush (there was also squash available from the party's hosts).
One of his friends at the party was having a strop because his mum wouldn't buy him a slush (he had finished his already). My son went over and offered his slush to the boy's mum because he didn't want his friend to be sad, he said that he had water and that was enough.
I thought it was very sweet of him to offer his drink to a friend so hush friend would be happy.
daisydalrymple · 31/10/2016 13:03
Every year, the speech and language unit at school have an Easter raffle, £1 entry to win a range of different value Easter eggs. Dd took in £2 this year. Her friend's mum never allows her to do anything like this, so dd shared her money and gave one of the £1 to her friend so they could both enter.
Her friend duly won the biggest frozen Easter egg, whilst dd won nothing. Dd came running out of school beaming, in a rush to tell me her friend had won with her £1.
Said friend just happened to be coming to our house for tea that day, but found her mum who was picking up her sister to give her the Easter egg to make sure it got home safely. The mum was cross with friend for accepting the £1 - although didn't suggest she bring the egg to our house and share it fairly! Luckily dd was so pleased for her friend she didn't notice she didn't actually once thank dd for giving her the £1!
CMOTDibbler · 31/10/2016 13:07
My ds is generally a very kind child, but one thing that really touched me was when we were out for lunch with my parents. Mum has severe dementia, and ds can't remember when she was nice to him. She also can't read now. Ds sat there and explained the menu to her, talked to her nicely about the food and his choice (you don't get anything back, so its not like a conversation) then when the food came and she couldn't cut it up herself, he cut it up for her without being asked. He was only 8 at the time.
asuwere · 31/10/2016 13:19
We were in McDonald's, a child at another table was a bit upset that she didn't get the toy she wanted, the parents had already tried to get the right one but there were none left. I hadnt noticed all this but DD (5) had heard it and she had the toy the girl wanted so she went over and gave it to her. I thought it was very nice :)
Just last week, DS(2) saw a little girls crying at a play park and he went straight over to her and hugged her, then carried on playing.
BonjourMinou · 31/10/2016 13:40
My DD is toilet training and if she goes accident free for a full day she is given a kinder egg the following morning. She always shares half the chocolate with her little brother which is ever so sweet, because we don't ask her too! I always tell her how kind she is for sharing.
NotATrickOrTreatDisaster · 31/10/2016 13:53
CMOT my mum has dementia as well and that has made me cry, how touching
WowOoo · 31/10/2016 14:06
I remember Ds and I had had a bit of an argument about him not tidying up. I was frazzled from work and all the extra mess he makes.
The next morning I got a card made by him saying 'thank you for everything that you do. I will clean your room for you as it is a tip.' There was a drawing of me smiling on it. The spelling was bad, but it was the thought - and the truth about our bedroom being a mess - that made me laugh and touched me!
WuTangFlan · 31/10/2016 14:46
Whenever DS gets a sticker or a sweet from dentists/parties etc, he always asks for one for his big sister too... which is a kind thought, but a bit awkward sometimes!
Cambam2010 · 31/10/2016 15:29
My DS (6) is desperate for a sibling but will only ever be an only child. He is usually very good at sharing and is very generous in his nature. Over half term he got to spend the week on holiday with his step-cousin (13) and I was so proud of the little fella for sharing the trick or treat sweets that he got at a disco with her as she hadn't participated in the games as she felt too old (and shy) - turns out though that he had actually bribed her with the sweets to stay away from him whilst he was playing with his new friends!
AugustRose · 31/10/2016 16:04
DD2's biggest act of kindness was having her hair cut off and raising money for our local childrens hospice, she raised nearly £300. But her main acts are every day with her younger brother. She makes him drinks and sometimes breakfast, she plays with him when she doesn't want to, she reads him stories and tells him how well he does something. She always shares if she gets sweets/cakes when he isn't there.
My oldest two DC weren't like that with her but she is naturally kind, even at school where for a while she was being fought over by two other girls who didn't get on. She arranged to play with each one at a different breaktime so neither felt left out.
ChangedDaily · 31/10/2016 16:09
DS loves all animals, big, small, cute or slimy. On a few occasions he's seen an injured bee and put it safely on a leaf out of the way with a little drop of sugar water.
Mcstriving4leanie · 31/10/2016 16:10
My 11 yo DS and I were on the London underground on Saturday. A mum was opposite us with a pram. The lady dropped the babies' teddy bear as she got off the train. My DS picked it up and called to the lady and passed it to her. Kind thing to do.
MakeTeaNotWar · 31/10/2016 16:39
DS 4 adores his older sister and at every party he goes to or any treat he gets, he always keep something to share with his big sis
almamatters · 31/10/2016 18:21
My 7 year old son recently went on a school trip, they were allowed to take £2 spending money. A few days after said trip I asked him what he bought and he said he bought X & Y (I can't remember what) but that he gave X to another little boy because he didn't bring any money with him. I was very surprised at his kindness and later found out that once the other little boy told his parents he brought in a thank you card and £1 and gave it to my son. Really touched me that my boy did that off of his own back without being asked to
foxessocks · 31/10/2016 18:35
Dh gave my dd the last few chocolate drops in the packet this afternoon after they'd baked a cake. She said she wanted to share them with me (she only gave me two but when I asked for some more she did agree!)
LifeIsGhoulish · 31/10/2016 19:10
On dd's first ever Guide Camp one of her tent mates cried so much from homesickness that she threw up in the night. The vomiting woke dd. The other girls were still asleep, and it did not occur to dd to go and get a Leader. Instead she cleaned the girl up, got her fresh pjs and pushed her vomed-on sleeping bag and pjs out of the tent. Then dd opened up her own sleeping bag and spread her own camp blanket out over it so that the two of them could share, and they both went back to sleep.
OhHolyFuck · 31/10/2016 20:35
Currently potty training ds2 (3.5 but with speech delay etc) and I'm finding really difficult on my own
Ds1 (5) has been his absolute cheerleader today though, making up songs to sing to ds2 about how well he's doing, cuddling and kissing him every every successful attempt, telling him "I'm really impressed with you today ds2"
They're so sweet a and lovely together, they make my heart melt
Whoknowswhoknows · 31/10/2016 20:37
I've been feeling a bit down about my appearance lately and all of my kids have been so encouraging and kind when I've asked if they think an outfit looks OK on me. Sometimes I'm sure I've looked pretty awful but their sincere and loving words have made me feel on top of the world!
SomedayMyPrinceWillCome · 31/10/2016 21:39
On his first day in reception my DS was happy & confident & ready to go in, however there was a little girl who was crying & clinging onto her mum. My DS gave her a big cuddle & offered to hold her hand & sit next to her all day.
Offred · 31/10/2016 22:14
I was in hospital with my dd for a few days, including my birthday, this year and as a consequence didn't celebrate it at all. I had to sit my final exams for my law degree the day after she was discharged so it was a very stressful time.
About two weeks later when everything settled down and I had a migraine and was in bed feeling forlorn my two dds (9, 6) remembered that I hadn't had a birthday and threw me a surprise birthday party.
They put together some bowls of snacks, made me a coffee etc and put it all on a tray and brought it up to my bed with homemade cards telling me they loved me and wished me a happy birthday because I hadn't had a proper one.
It is the single sweetest and most thoughtful thing anyone has done for me even though the coffee was like mud, some of the snacks were out of date, they had used one of those half baked baguettes without baking it and my migraine was making me nauseous.
I just love them so much for that.
SoupDragon · 31/10/2016 22:16
Did someone mention Clangers?
BeeMyBaby · 31/10/2016 22:17
Dd2 always shares her snacks if any if her friends forget theirs.
EyeOfNewtForTeaPleaseLouise · 31/10/2016 22:22
My DS always gives his last sweetie away, he's very sweet when he's not trying to wreck the house
Cocacolaandchocolate · 31/10/2016 23:50
I'm really lucky that my children are kind, but my eldest who is now 12 will go that bit Futher. He made the lady in the cofffee shop a loom band cause she looked sad..( it was a couple of years ago, she accepted it and then told me a couple of weeks later that it really touched her as her mum had died the week before and that's why she was low)
My 4 year old recently started school and one of her peers were crying outside the classroom, she went and told her that it was oksy to miss her mummy at school but she will help her to have fun. She then walked hand in hand to school. My nearly 2 year old shared a crisp with me today that's really kind for him. (Baby coca doesn't share food)
GrumpyInsomniac · 31/10/2016 23:57
My 10 year old DS has had to deal with a lot. I have had mental health issues in the past, and am now increasingly disabled. He takes all this in his stride. Whether it's pushing me around in my wheelchair before we got the electric one, fetching me drinks or food when I'm in too much pain to get out of bed, popping to the shops, or just hanging out upstairs with me so I'm not as isolated, he's
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