Welcome, Guest.
Please sign in or you can click here to register an account for free.
Did not receive activation email?

Refer-a-Friend and earn loyalty points!
[6 Sep] Get the BEST of BrillKids at a VERY SPECIAL price (for a limited time only!) (More...)

[05 Apr] BrillKids HQ is relocating: there may be minor shipping delays (More...)

[17 Jan] Looking for WINK TO LEARN coupons? New coupons now available for redemption! (More...)

[22 Jul] More SPEEKEE coupons available at the BrillKids Redemption Center! (More...)

[22 Mar] Important Announcement Regarding License Keys and Usage of BrillKids Products (More...)

[26 Feb] MORE Wink to Learn coupons available at the BrillKids Redemption Center! (More...)

[08 Jun] NEW: Vietnamese Curriculum for Little Reader! (More...)

[15 May] Hello Pal Social Language Learning App Has Launched! (More...)

[3 Mar] Update: Hello Pal now Beta Testing! (What We've Been Up To) (More...)

[11 Feb] Sign up for our Little Reader Vietnamese Beta Testing Program! (Sign ups open until FEB. 15, 2015 ONLY!) (More...)

[26 Jan] More Wink to Learn coupons available at our Redemption Center! (More...)

[18 Nov] Get your Arabic Curriculum for Little Reader! (More...)

[21 Oct] EEECF News: Get 30% Off from Hoffman Academy! (More...)

[22 Sep] The EEECF is now registered in the UN and we now accept donations! (More...)

[13 Aug] The Early Education for Every Child Foundation (EEECF) is now a registered charity on AMAZON SMILE! (More...)

[12 Aug] ALL-NEW Transportation & Traffic Category Pack for Little Reader!(More...)

[21 Jul] Get 10% off our NEW Actions and Motions Category Pack for Little Reader! (More...)

[14 Jul] Get 10% off BrillKids Books! IT'S THE BRILLKIDS SUMMER BOOK SALE! (More...)

[25 Jun] BrillKids store and website now available for viewing in Arabic! (More...)

[09 Jun] Get your Russian Curriculum for Little Reader! 10% off introductory price! (More...)

[09 May] Free Little Reader, Price Changes, and Promotional Discounts! (More...)

[28 Apr] Get BabyPlus Discount Coupons at the BrillKids Coupon Redemption Center (More...)

[13 Mar] Get your FREE Chinese Curriculum Update for Little Reader! (More...)

[20 Feb] FINALLY, introducing our Spanish Curriculum for Little Reader! (More...)

[24 Feb] We're looking for Content Checkers and Testers for our Arabic Curriculum! (More...)

[10 Feb] Volunteer with the Early Education for Every Child Foundation (EEECF) (More...)

[24 Jan] Check out our NEW Thai Curriculum Pack for Little Reader! (More...)

[20 Jan] Get Discounts from BrillKids Product Partners! (More...)

[10 Jan] Introducing our New Category Pack: Exotic & Wild Animals! (More...)

[27 Nov] Sign up for our LR Spanish Beta Testing Program (LIMITED SLOTS ONLY!) (More...)

[19 Dec] Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! NOTE: BrillKids office closed on holidays (More...)

[16 Oct] Announcing the WINNERS of our BrillKids Summer Video Contest 2013! (More...)

[04 Oct] Get Little Reader Touch on your Android device! (More...)

[19 Jul] BrillKids products now available for purchase at our Russian Online Store! (More...)

[31 Jul] BrillKids Video Contest Summer 2013 - Deadline EXTENDED to August 31st! (More...)

[20 Jun] Join the BrillKids Video Contest Summer 2013! (More...)

[17 Jun] India Partners: BrillKids products now once again available in India! (More...)

[22 Apr] Little Reader Touch Version 2 Now Available (More...)

[21 Mar] French Curriculum available now for Little Reader! (More...)

[16 Apr] Spain Partners: BrillKids products now Online in Spain! (More...)

[07 Feb] Update to Little Math Version 2 now! (More...)

[07 Feb] Check out the *NEW* BrillKids Downloads Library! (More...)

[27 Feb] Singapore Partners: BrillKids products now Online in Singapore! (More...)

[20 Feb] Vietnam Partners: BrillKids products now Online in Vietnam! (More...)

[22 Jan] Important: About Sharing License Keys (More...)

[07 Nov] Update to Little Reader v3! (More...)

[19 Oct] We're Looking for Translators for our Little Reader Software (More...)

[15 Oct] More Right Brain Kids coupons available at our Redemption Center! (More...)

[25 Sep] CONTEST: Get A Free Little Musician by helping EEECF reach your friends and colleagues! (More...)

[17 Sep] Give a child the gift of literacy this Christmas: 20,000 children need your help! (More...)

[29 Aug] Little Musician wins Dr. Toy Awards! (More...)

[29 Aug] VIDEOS: Perfect Pitch at 2.5y, and compilation of Little Musician toddlers! (More...)

[09 Aug] Get Soft Mozart Coupons from the Points Redemption Center! (More...)

[03 Aug] Welcome NEW FORUM MODERATORS: Mela Bala, Mandabplus3, Kerileanne99, and Kmum! (More...)

[03 Aug] Winners of the Little Reader Video Contest (Part 5)! (More...)

[25 Jul] Bianca's Story - What happens 10+ years after learning to read as a baby/toddler (More...)

[27 Jun] Updates on our Early Education for Every Child Foundation (EEECF) (More...)

[27 Jun] Join the Little Reader Video Contest (Part 5) (More...)

[04 Jun] Being a Successful Affiliate - Now easier than ever before! (More...)


[30 Apr] Winners of the Little Reader Video Contest! (More...)

[28 Apr] The Early Education for Every Child Foundation - Help Us Make a Difference (More...)

[20 Apr] Little Reader Curricula on your iPad or iPhone - now possible with iAccess! (More...)

[12 Apr] LITTLE MUSICIAN - now in OPEN BETA TESTING (with a complete curriculum) (More...)

[12 Mar] *NEW* Little Reader Content Packs now available! (More...)

[01 Feb] Join the March 2012 Homeschooling Contest: Create a Monthly Theme Unit! (More...)

[27 Jan] Join the BrillKids Foundation as a Volunteer! (More...)

[20 Jan] BrillKids Featured Parent: Tonya's Teaching Story (More...)

[17 Dec] Dr. Richard Gentry joins the BrillKids Blog Team! (Read Interview on Early Reading) (More...)

[08 Dec] Little Reader Touch promo EXTENDED + Lucky Draw winners (More...)

[01 Dec] Affiliate Success Story - How Elle Made $4,527 in Sales in just 30 days (More...)

[22 Nov] Little Reader Touch now available in the App Store! (More...)

[09 Nov] Winners of the September 2011 Video Contest (More...)

[01 Nov] Another free seminar and updates from Jones Geniuses (More...)

[16 Sep] SPEEKEE is now a BrillKids partner product! Get Speekee coupons at the Coupon Redemption Center! (More...)

[02 Sep] Little Reader Wins Another Two Awards! (Mom's Best Award & TNPC Seal of Approval) (More...)

[05 Aug] Little Reader Deluxe Wins the Tillywig Brain Child Award! (More...)

[28 Jul] LITTLE MUSICIAN beta-testing NOW OPEN! - Sign up here. (More...)

[14 Jul] Little Reader Wins Another Award! (PTPA Seal of Approval) (More...)

[13 Jul] Jones Geniuses FREE Seminars & news of Fall classes (More...)

[30 Jun] Little Reader Wins 2011 Creative Child Awards! (More...)

[11 May] The *NEW* Little Reader Deluxe - now available! (More...)

[06 May] Do you blog about early learning? - Join the BrillKids Blogger Team! (More...)

[21 Apr] Aesop's Fables vol. 2 - *NEW* Storybooks from BrillKids! (More...)

[15 Apr] BrillKids Foundation - Help Us Make a Difference (More...)

[08 Apr] Get READEEZ Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[06 Apr] The new Parents of Children with Special Needs board is now open! (More...)

[06 Apr] Join the Jones Geniuses online workshop for BrillKids members this April 21st! [FULLY BOOKED] (More...)

[04 Apr] Get TUNE TODDLERS Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[21 Mar] BrillKids Discount Coupons - Finally Here! (More...)

[21 Mar] BrillKids on Facebook... We've MOVED! (More...)

[15 Mar] Get KINDERBACH Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[08 Mar] WINNERS OF THE VIDEO CONTEST: You, Your Baby and Little Reader Part 2! (More...)

[07 Mar] Please welcome our NEW FORUM MODERATORS: Skylark, Tanikit, TmS, and TeachingMyToddlers! (More...)

[22 Feb] Do you BLOG? Join the BrillKids Blogger Team! (More...)

[11 Feb] Affiliate Program – Use BrillKids Banners to promote your affiliate link in your blogs and websites! (More...)

[31 Jan] Important: Please Upgrade to Little Reader v2.0 (More...)

[26 Jan] BrillKids Blog - Criticisms of Teaching Your Baby To Read (More...)

[21 Jan] Share your Little Reader Success Story! (More...)

[08 Jan] Little Reader available on the iPad today! (More...)

[17 Dec] Aesop's Fables vol. 1 - New storybooks from BrillKids! (More...)

[13 Dec] Infant Stimulation Cards - New at the BrillKids Store! (More...)

[08 Dec] Christmas Sale: Give the gift of learning with BrillKids! (More...)

[29 Nov] Upgrade to Little Reader 2.0 [BETA] Now! (More...)

[19 Nov] Get Discounts for products from JONES GENIUSES! (More...)

[17 Nov] Join the HOMESCHOOLING CONTEST: Create a Monthly Theme Unit! (More...)

[08 Nov] Piano Wizard Academy Offer - Exclusive to BrillKids Members! (More...)

[23 Oct] Should music be a birthright? Is music education for everyone? (More...)

[20 Oct] Introducing the BrillKids Presentation Binder Set! (More...)

[12 Oct]Get to Know Other BrillKids Parents in Your Area (More...)

[14 Sep] Teaching your kids about music - Why is it important? (More...)

[10 Sep] The new ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE Collaborations board is now open! (More...)

[10 Sep] Meet other BrillKids Members In Your Area! (More...)

[27 Aug] Traditional Chinese Curriculum Add-On Pack for Little Reader - Now Available! (More...)

[20 Aug] Little Reader Chinese Curriculum Add-on pack - Now Available! (More...)

[5 Aug] Take Advantage of our Special Affiliate Program Promotion! (More...)

[3 Aug] Encyclopedic Knowledge Categories for FREE, made by all of us! Please join in! (More...)

[16 Jul] WINNERS OF THE VIDEO CONTEST: You, your baby and Little Reader! (More...)

[24 Jun] Be a BrillKids Affiliate and Get Rewarded! (More...)

[24 Jun] Need help from Native Speakers of SPANISH, RUSSIAN and ARABIC for Little Reader curriculum!

[01 Jun] Deadline for Submission of Entries for the LR Video Contest - Extended Until June 30! (More...)

[19 May] Facebook "LIKE" buttons are now in BrillBaby! (More...)

[25 Mar] Introducing the all new Little Reader Deluxe Kit from BrillKids! (More...)

[18 Mar] More Signing Time Coupons available at our Forum Shop! (More...)

[11 Mar] BrillKids Discount Coupons - Coming Soon! (More...)

[09 Mar] Little Math 1.6 and Semester 2 are now available! (More...)


Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: A BEAUTIFUL post from Pamela - co-founder of Tweedlewink  (Read 9174 times)
Posts: 303
Karma: 95
Baby: 2

View Profile
« on: July 21, 2010, 06:06:50 PM »

Hi Guys

I REALLY wanted to share this with you, it warmed my heart - as does everything which Pamela writes

How Do You Raise a Compassionate Child?

by Pamela Hickein

As a right-brain educator, I'm often asked how to nurture values in a child from the very beginning stages of life. Because the right brain is the emotional brain, and our type of learning involves sensitivity and love, this is certainly a part of what we teach. Our TweedleWink school motto is "Relationships before results" because the right brain opens and blossoms in a loving relationship. Simply put, children can absorb vast amounts of information when they feel happy and respected. But we cannot teach this from our classroom alone.

Compassion begins with you.

Each one of us, as parents and teachers, have to teach morals and values through what we do, how we treat others, as well as what and how we say every single thing to our children.

Do you want your child to be compassionate? Then, you need to ask yourself: How compassionate am I?

This is such an important question. Let me share a story with you.

One day in class, 4-year-old Michael slipped and hit his head on a low bookshelf. It was amazing to me to see the number of children who gathered around him to offer him comfort, a towel, a toy, a hug... Children are naturally compassionate creatures and he was surrounded by much comfort.

However in another part of the room, 5-year-old Jeremy avoided the scene and kept playing, choosing toys that were finally made available by the other children's absence. He didn't seem to care about his friend. As the compassion of the others had touched my heart, his aloofness also made an imprint.

I knew Jeremy well. He had been in our preschool about two years by that time. What impressed me was how his tender heart had changed over time due to how he was raised at home. Seeing how indifferent he was to his friend's suffering showed how it had influenced his behaviors and view of others.

His parents had a national marketing firm and travelled often, leaving him in the care of others. When he had just joined us, at about three years of age, his parents had dropped him off at school before taking flights away for the week. When they said goodbye to him, he sobbed and wouldn't let go of his mother's coat. She became impatient and angry. "Jeremy, we went through this before," she explained. "Daddy and I have work to do in Los Angeles. Stop crying. Don't be a cry baby." She unclasped his hands from her coat and left.

The teachers took turns holding him and trying to cheer him up that day, but of course, we were not acceptable substitutes for his mother.

His mother, with best intentions, was trying to prepare him for a harsh world. However, loving-and-kind treatment would have been a better approach. The world will always be harsh. We can console our children and advise them as to how to navigate through it. We can be the beacon of hope and love and protection for them. But if we are also the source of their battering, then we handicap them from the start.

We must choose love.


Teaching children how to brighten their tiny corners of the world with love and joy is key to making the world a better place. To teach children how to be loving and kind, we must model it ourselves. We can teach sensitivity through respect, carefulness, gentleness, and dignity.

Here are some examples that parents have shared in our parenting support groups.

Teach respect.
Four-year-old Geena loved to choose her own clothes each morning for school. On one cold winter morning, she chose a summer dress. Lisa, her mother, kindly reminded her, "Geena, there's snow outside. Are you sure you want to wear that?" Geena reacted by crying. Lisa crouched down to meet her at eye-level. "Geena," Lisa began, "I can see that you are sad. You really want to wear this dress. Can you figure out a way to wear it and still stay warm in winter?" Geena sniffled and thought for a moment. She chose a long shirt and a pair of pants to wear under the dress, with a sweater on top for a new look. Her mother smiled and helped her get ready.

Teach carefulness.
Carol brought her young children into gift shops where fine crystal or porcelain were displayed. She did this to help them practice their "careful" skills. "Step slowly and gently," she reminded them. They tiptoed through the shops, keeping their hands behind their back so that they could look at the pretty things without touching. When done, she brought them to a noisy park where they could play. "Why do you do this?" one of our parents asked her. "The gift shop experiences teach the children respect for delicate objects, as well as honoring the property of others," she replied. "Believe it or not, it carries through to how they treat each other."

Teach gentleness.
Susan's toddler son, Lucas, was a chunky, loving boy. But, when he hugged his nursery playmates, he would squeeze too hard and hurt them. Susan made up a game to teach him the difference between "gentle" and "hard." She gathered teddy bears and showed him a word card that depicted "gentle." "Gentle," she said as she gave a light squeeze to a little bear. Next, she gave Lucas a light hug. Then, she presented the "hard" card, giving a teddy bear a rough, tight hug. The expression on her face was painful. "Ouch!" she sighed. "I'm sorry," she apologized to the bear. She gave the bears to Lucas. One by one, he gave them either a "hard" or a "gentle" hug, depending upon the card she raised. He soon learned to give only gentle hugs to his friends.

Teach dignity.
Two-year-old Joseph was angry. He wanted to put potato chips into the DVD player. When Lisa, his mother, placed it up high on the shelf, out of reach, he lost control of his temper. He started to hit Lisa. She tried to distract him with another toy. When he did not get the DVD player back, he spit into his mother's face. Lisa immediately stopped distracting him. She looked at him, squarely in the eyes, and used a low tone of voice. "Spitting hurts my feelings," she said firmly, but gently. "You may not hurt mommy like that." She showed him a sad face, took his potato chips, put him in his "time out spot" and went to wipe her face. While she was at the bathroom sink, she felt little hands hugging her from behind. She turned around and knelt down. He gave her an "I'm sorry" sign language signal she had taught him earlier. They shared a heart-to-heart hug.

The most compassionate children have these very important influences in their lives.

Model compassion.

Share your faith.

Eat together.

Treat maids and family helpers with respect.

Compassion begins with you.


About the Author
Pamela Hickein is the author of "Right Brain Education: Changing the World One Heart at a TIme," and creator of TweedleWink and Wink International Right Brain Learning Centers, Products and Training Programs. You can learn more about right brain learning products, training and services on-line at: or to find out more about a TweedleWink Learning Center in your area, call 03-7710-1090.

Posts: 761
Karma: 315
Baby: 1

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2010, 11:40:26 PM »

This is beautiful...
Where did you find this article?

Posts: 94
Karma: 54
Baby: 1

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010, 01:18:49 AM »

Thanks for sharing...  Wink  Wink


Posts: 303
Karma: 95
Baby: 2

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2010, 09:11:34 AM »

Hi Hypatia

I am friends on Facebook with one of the teachers at their school

Posts: 21
Karma: 7
Baby: 1

View Profile
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2010, 11:19:21 AM »

Thank you for the article!
My son was also in the phase that he hit me. It was not always easy to take the situation not personally.

And sometimes after he hit me, he came to me and hugged me or gave me a kiss. There are always some feelings in the game.
Therefore, the article has touched my heart.


Posts: 502
Karma: 68
Baby: 2
Latest: 5y 11m 13d

View Profile
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010, 09:17:24 AM »

Thanks for the article. It is not always easy to handle the situation that way when we are angry and hurt. Or when someone else is waiting to see your reaction. tongue


Posts: 62
Karma: 11
Baby: 1

View Profile
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2010, 02:10:25 PM »

Very nice article....I liked it and learned from it...Thank You for sharing this.

Posts: 376
Karma: 117
Baby: 2

View Profile
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2010, 07:14:21 PM »

This is wonderful, Sarah!  Thank you so much for sharing!


Posts: 57
Karma: 6
Baby: 2

View Profile
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2010, 04:15:47 AM »

Thanks for sharing, I will show this to my husband to remind him to teach our son respect and dignity which he recently forgot.

Posts: 57
Karma: 6
Baby: 2

View Profile
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2010, 04:16:58 AM »

And karma to you Sarah!

Posts: 303
Karma: 95
Baby: 2

View Profile
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2010, 01:50:03 PM »

Thanks Rugrat!  big grin

Posts: 836
Karma: 131
Baby: 2

View Profile
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2010, 03:50:45 AM »

Sarah108, thanks for sharing this article. Once in a while it is important to sit down and read things like this fill with many examples that illustrate very good their point of view.
I never stop being amaze of how much we influence our children without even realizing.
Very good article.


Posts: 303
Karma: 95
Baby: 2

View Profile
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2010, 06:41:21 AM »

I spoke to Wennie earlier this week and she committed to sending me articles as her or Pamela writes them - so keep your eyes posted!

Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Recent Threads

by sierra, April 09, 2022, 01:13:23 PM
by berryjohnson, February 05, 2020, 12:41:49 PM
by joeroot9690, February 05, 2020, 12:25:57 PM
by joeroot9690, February 05, 2020, 12:24:18 PM
by joeroot9690, February 05, 2020, 12:22:17 PM
by joeroot9690, February 05, 2020, 12:20:27 PM
by joeroot9690, February 05, 2020, 12:18:26 PM
by joeroot9690, February 05, 2020, 12:15:58 PM
by sandanna, February 05, 2020, 10:36:49 AM
by berryjohnson, February 04, 2020, 12:15:59 PM
by joeroot9690, February 01, 2020, 01:57:09 PM
by joeroot9690, February 01, 2020, 01:52:43 PM
by joeroot9690, February 01, 2020, 01:47:02 PM
by joeroot9690, January 31, 2020, 09:23:41 AM
by joeroot9690, January 31, 2020, 09:20:23 AM
Page: 1/4  

Recently Added Files

tamil - months by BhavaniJothi, Dec. 05, 2019
More Shapes - More shapes not originally included in L... by Kballent, Oct. 23, 2019
test1 - test by SSbei, Sep. 08, 2019
Purple Foods - I made some lessons with colored food f... by Kballent, Aug. 07, 2019
Green Foods - I made some lessons with colored food f... by Kballent, Aug. 07, 2019
Yellow Foods - I made some lessons with colored food f... by Kballent, Aug. 07, 2019
Orange - I made some lessons with colored food f... by Kballent, Aug. 07, 2019
Red Food - I made some lessons with colored food f... by Kballent, Aug. 07, 2019
White Foods - As part of Color Themes I made some less... by Kballent, Aug. 07, 2019
Fruits & veggies mascots - This is Polish \"must have\" mascots :) ... by Agnole, Feb. 24, 2018
Page: 1/3  

  • Total Members: 212367
  • Latest: Kals
  • Total Posts: 110513
  • Total Topics: 19123
  • Online Today: 360
  • Online Ever: 826
  • (January 22, 2020, 12:09:49 AM)
Users Online
  • Users: 0
  • Guests: 67
  • Total: 67

TinyPortal v1.0.5 beta 1© Bloc

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines

Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! Dilber MC Theme by HarzeM
Home | File Downloads | Search | Members | BrillBaby | BrillKids | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2022 BrillKids Inc. All rights reserved.