WATCH: The reason parents should let their children get dirty
MANILA, Philippines – Children are crafty creatures. One minute they’re clean, but take your eyes off them for just a second and you’ll find them covered in mystery muck the next.
"Being a parent is a breeze," said no parent ever.
But while it’s alarming to find your child caked in who-knows-what, believe it or not, it’s actually important for them to do so. Not just because it beefs up their immune system, but also because behind every scraped knee and stained white tee is a discovery.
It could be your child (and his shirt) tasting the sweet decadence of chocolate ice cream for the first time. Or it could be your child encountering the sweat and grime that comes with having playmates. Or it could even be you, as a parent, learning the story behind the stains.
In this video, mothers took part in a social experiment that changed the way they looked at dirt. An experiment that made them see the silver lining, or #seethegood, behind the stains. Here’s how it went:
If there's any lesson to be learned from this social experiment, it's that dirty isn't a bad thing. In fact, getting your hands dirty may be the best way for anyone to discover the world. And a stain or two is worth that experience. – Rappler.com