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Teach your children moral values

on May 14, 2014

Happy Family Laughing in BedLearning is a passion of mine and I’m always searching for new books and looking up information.  My lending library is over 500 books now and still growing.  Many of these books are about parenting and they have really helped me become more aware of how we should be raising our children.  I seriously wish that I had done this research before my children were born because I was totally unprepared to raise child.

There are so many things that we need to think about, especially what kind of example we are setting for our children.   They are watching and imitating almost everything we say and do.  Our words and actions have a huge impact on them, either in a positive or negative way.  We don’t even realize how much influence we have on their adult lives.

It is very important to teach your children good moral values.   Children need to have strong morals in a world that is becoming more violent every day.  Youth violence is on the rise and many violent acts are being committed by children as young as 6 years old.  Stats show that peer cruelty is increasing and an estimated 160,000 children miss school in the states every day because they fear being picked on or physically injured by their peers.  Drugs and alcohol are easily accessible in the schools.  Weapons are being used on the playground.  Kids are cheating on their exams or stealing from stores with absolutely no remorse.  These things are happening because children are not being taught moral values.

Parents should start teaching their children moral values as soon as they are able to understand.  Teach them how to say ‘please’ and ‘thanks’, how to be nice to their siblings or friends, how to show respect to other people.   Society will without a doubt have a negative effect on your children, but if they have learned strong moral values and have developed a sense of right and wrong, they will be able to withstand any negative pressures and be empowered to do the right thing.  When parents do not teach their children about morals, they are most likely to develop destructive negative habits that could potentially destroy any change of happiness or success in their lives.

Teach your children to:

  • be loving and kind
  • be respectful and show consideration
  • be empathetic (understand how others feel)
  • be fair and just
  • be tolerant and appreciate the differences in other people
  • have self-control and not act out in anger or frustration
  • make good choices and always do the right thing

Are you teaching your children good moral values?

 

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