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Emilie Silverwood-Cope: I am not opposed to kindness but I’ve had enough of ‘Be Kind’





Do you have an unpopular parenting opinion? I assume we all have at least one and I’ve written about a few of mine in this very space.

I am not opposed to kindness but I’ve had enough of ‘Be Kind’
I am not opposed to kindness but I’ve had enough of ‘Be Kind’

I’ve admitted that I am fairly casual about children swearing and how family day trips are overrated and watching TV underrated. I have a new one and I’m worried it’ll make me sound like a monster, but here goes. I’ve had enough of ‘Be Kind’.

First, let’s be clear. I am not opposed to kindness. This isn’t ‘confessions of a sociopathic mother’. I don’t want us to start telling our children it’s great to be unkind. What I think is unhelpful is the demand ‘Be Kind’ which has become more a meaningless slogan than a useful life lesson.



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