“I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.”
– Whitney Houston
Sometimes music has a way of expressing the most important messages, and Whitney Houston certainly got it right with her song Children Are Our Future. It’s important to embrace these words and use them to drive your parenting journey, because it is true. As parents, it is so important that when raising our children, we are raising them to be kind and decent humans, with values that promote kindness and peace for future generations. The future is in their hands, which means that as these little ones grow up, it is in our hands to teach them and help them develop into incredible people who will spark changes for our world!
This is one of the founding principles for Hearts of Gems. We believe that if we teach our children well and instill wholesome values, our world will be changed for future generations. While clothing allows children to express themselves and form into their own being, it can also help to inspire that change and instill values.
How you ask? Here are the top three ways:
Sparking Tough Yet Important Conversations
UNICEF shares that one main way to set your child up for future success is using daily activities as learning opportunities. We are living in a racially charged world, with some generations who weren’t taught to value the gifts that diversity can bring. If we teach children that everyone is equal from a young age, that compassion and acceptance will carry on and inspire change in future generations. By wearing clothing or accessories that embraces all skin tones as equal, they will start to learn (or be reminded) not to be bias towards others who don’t look the way they do. It is also a way of spreading the message in their own little way.
Inspiring Confidence & Kindness Through Messaging
Shaping the little hearts and minds that will be our future is so important. If your child is wearing clothing that promotes self-love, clothing that makes kindness cool, clothing that fosters wholesome values like sharing and forgiveness, what do you think will happen?
They will love themselves, they will be kind because it’s cool, they will share and forgive.
There is so much negativity in this world that as children grow up it can be hard to maintain a positive outlook on life and the world. If children are taught that simple things in every day life can spark joy, like a beautiful shirt with a wonderful message, they will be better for it. There are a variety of ways joy can impact children’s lives – from better health to the ability to manifest these joyful emotions as their brain develops for an overall happier life.
Let’s Inspire Change Together
Studies have shown that a child’s brain is 85% developed by the time they reach 5 years old. Those first years of a child’s life are critical in teaching them to be independent, joyful, inclusive, open little humans. We know that clothing with impactful messaging has had an influence on our children, and so many others that wear Hearts of Gems apparel.
Peruse our online boutique to discover the unique messages you can share with your children and the world, to help inspire change through children’s clothing!