HOW TO RAISE A MORAL CHILD?
As parents, we all hope our children turn out to be good and kind individuals with happy and successful lives. Values are one strong trait we all wish to see in our kids, but we are not sure of the best way to teach them. While certain features come naturally to children such as being optimistic or persistent, but we as parents have to help our kids enhance other emotional skills such as morals and caring for each other. Here are some tips to get you started:
Tips to Raise a Moral Child
Show your love:
Even infants are eager to please and be more cooperative if they are shown affection. When a child feels he/she is appreciated, they are more likely to be in their best behavior. But if you constantly criticize your kids for being disobedient, then chances are they’ll become more rebellious as they grow older.
As parents, we should spend quality time with our kids each day. Just spending half an hour together each day reading or playing will make your kids feel loved and in return you will find them more obedient.
Be a strong role model:
Children learn strong values by watching their elder’s actions. To be a role model of good moral for our children, we need to practice honesty, fairness and caring ourselves. Give your child opportunities of seeing you do positive deeds every day such as thanking a neighbor or helping someone cross the road.
Get your children to say the magic words i.e. “thank you”, “please”, and “sorry” from a young age. Use them in front of them to encourage awareness for respect.
Praise your child:
Complimenting children is the best way to promote good values. Always praise them for their actions whether it’s for telling the truth or sharing their lunch in school. This encourages the children to feel proud of themselves and motivates them in doing positive things.
Another way to motivate children is through stories and fairy tales. Role-playing through dolls and puppets is also a good way to express emotions. Telling children stories of your childhood days help them understand that you also faced the same situations as they do now.
We are all aware of the term action speaks louder than words. But when it comes to raising and training children, our actions shape our children. Karol Weick, a psychologist is quoted as saying “How can I know who I am until I see what I do? How can I know what I value until I see where I walk?”
Helping our kids develop positive characteristics is one of the best investments for any parents. Follow these tips to raise kind, generous, and obedient children.