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15 Lessons About Care That We Can Learn From Children

Their wide eyes always seem to open up ours. Join Johnson & Johnson in recognizing how each act of care can inspire another and ultimately create a more caring world.

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1. Care within a family is contagious and starts young.

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Jill M / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: jm_photos

Even the littlest ones know what a family is made of.

2. As children grow, they learn that helping each other out makes life a lot more fun.

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"Can you give me a hand?"

3. They learn to be patient, knowing that no one likes to be left behind.

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Vasile Cotovanu / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: vasile23

Because every adventure is better with friends!

4. They prove that sharing is caring.

Because half a milkshake is better than none.
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Because half a milkshake is better than none.

5. And that care can be expressed without words.

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Sometimes you'd rather just hug it out.

6. Children remind us that showing up in the audience can mean the world to someone.

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If you care enough, you might even get an onstage shout-out.

7. And that there's no such thing as being too grateful.

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Looks like someone got something special.

8. Young siblings show care by emulating each other.

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Because imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

9. Young athletes show care by thanking their competitors.

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Imagine if they did that on Wall Street.

10. For a child, saying "thank you" isn't complicated.

In adulthood, a simple thank-you note can go a long way.
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In adulthood, a simple thank-you note can go a long way.

11. Neither is giving a gift.

Nothing says you care like a well-crafted coupon book.
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Nothing says you care like a well-crafted coupon book.

12. Children remind us that showing care doesn't have to cost a lot.

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This could last for hours.

13. They know that care takes commitment.

But it's totally worth it.
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But it's totally worth it.

14. And that technology makes it easier for us to care for each other, not harder.

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Why do you think there are so many different heart emojis?

15. Most importantly, they know you care for others, they'll care for you back.

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"If you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours."

Join the Care Inspires Care movement! The best gift we can give our children is care.