When it comes to personal character traits, most parents seem to want one thing above all others.
A survey was conducted by Motherly – with almost 4,000 mums taking part – and participants were asked about what qualities they hoped their kids would have as they grew up.
Parents want their kids to have this quality trait above all others
It seems, kindness is the number one characteristic most parents want for their kids, with 46 per cent of mums in the poll choosing this trait above all others.
Other good qualities mums want their children to have are:
Experts have revealed that being nice is an integral part to a child’s future success, happiness and wellbeing.
Empathy is a quality that can be taught and by being empathetic it helps prepare a child for socialising successfully with those around them.
Richard Weissbourd – a Harvard psychologist who also runs the Making Caring Common project, which teaches kids to be kind – tells The Washington Post, that parents need to be a good role model when it comes to kindness.