"If we want to reach true peace in this world, then we will have to start with children"
- M. Gandhi
It is said that home is the place where the heart feels safe. Probably a factor as to why they're doing so poorly. A family is not whole if it does not transmit love, harmony and peace to those around it. You are born out of love and live in love. You learn to accept any difficulty calmly and patiently. You learn to help, hope and smile. You learn to give something to this world in which you are a traveler. To leave a mark, a scent or a message, that the world in its haste will read it someday and thus take part in the necessary change of this world. The peace you find at home is the peace I personally think you can't find anywhere else. It is a peace that brings with it not only the feeling of peace, but also of protection, love, harmony and acceptance of what you are.
Childhood is a period of massive assimilation, of the formation of attitudes and skills that will become tools for the rest of life, and the family and school, through the moral authority they have, can make a substantial contribution to the formation of attitudes and behaviors pacifist and tolerant of children. The latest studies and interpretations of specialists show how much children are affected by violence in general, but also by verbal violence in school, on the street or at home. Children are born with a desire for peace. PEACE is a wonderful subject, a subject we like to talk about and especially we like to feel! Why? Because this is our original, human nature. We were created to live in peace with all people. Peace is not just a gift from God, it is a gift we give each other, it is not far away, it is within us. To "build peace" requires a lot of work and specific elements, even dedicated activities. In the class I lead, there is no competition: children are encouraged to form a community based on respect and cooperation, road partners in exploring the world. When conflicts arise, children are encouraged and supported to find solutions to problems on their own in a civilized way. The role of the teacher is to guide them to the constructive and peaceful resolution of conflicts (by moderating situations where needed but also by personal example) - an extremely important life lesson that will influence their subsequent behavior in the "real world". This guidance is done respecting the feelings of all the people involved, without lowering their self-esteem, through active listening and offering the opportunity to express their feelings.
Let us never forget that "Peace is a treasure that we cannot pay enough." Although most of us live in peace, we are not grateful and unaware of its true value. we fight for the peace of those in need, because we do not know the hustle and bustle of a life of restlessness.
Feed your heart with peace! This means showing respect for all that is weak and vulnerable. Pay attention to everything that makes you happy. There is no peace in the world if there is no peace in your heart and mine.