A child’s habits and personality is formed at a very nascent stage. They pick up what they see and what they are taught.
It is very important for us as parents and adults to teach them the correct life lessons so that they go on to become loving, kind, successful and good human beings.
Parents are their children’s role models and therefore you should always strive to be the best that you can be so that your children learn the same.
It is certainly a virtue in today’s world. We might tell a white lie or two, but make sure that in front of your children you don’t cross lines. Teach them the worth of telling the truth at all times, even if it is hard and difficult in some situations.
We cannot just keep telling our children to respect others if we don’t follow it ourselves. Respect is not reserved only for those older than us, but it applies equally for those younger to us. Respect your children first and foremost and they will follow by example.
In our world of everything instant, not only the kids but even we don’t really try too hard. We take short cuts as and when possible. In order to teach our children the virtue of “try try till you succeed” we need to cut back on some of the easier methods and teach our children what roughing it out is all about!
Always say please and thank you
Good manners cannot be replaced by all the money in the world. Therefore these small gestures make a world of a difference when dealing with others. Teach the virtue of being good mannered and polite to your children, the world will be a much better place to be in.
Nothing can cover the extra mile more than the attitude to get there. You need to be positive about your life even when things go wrong and teach your children the same. A sunny attitude and the never say die spirit will make them reach higher grounds in life.
As a reward for their good behaviour indulge your children in surprises once in a while.