Most parents realize the need for their children to have the right family values. Do you also want to raise a good kid? Of course, you want your kid to grow up with solid moral values and grounded sense of right and wrong. But how do you instill the family values in your child? How do you teach your child the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behavior? Here are some practical tips for parents on how to teach children values and do good deeds. Read and start to implement them right now.
Communicate With Your Child More
Teaching moral values takes you time! And you have to find this time for your child, otherwise, you’re not fulfilling as a parent if you don`t try to instill solid morals in your child. You need to spend time with your kid and make the time you have really useful for both of you.
Set An Example For Your Child
Teaching family values is the main parent`s job. But unlike Reading or Math, teaching moral values is not something that you can teach using workbooks or flashcards. Values are something that parents model. Your child is your reflection in the mirror. So practice modeling the behavior and set a good example if you want your child to exhibit the right family values. Don’t forget that children learn from seeing how you treat them and other family members, how you interact with other people and observe what you do in different situations. Don’t limit your teaching just with words, show your actions to your child. It isn’t what you say, it’s what you do!
Expect Moral Behavior From Your Child
When you want your child to act moral, then require such behavior. Let him or her know what you’re expecting. For example, if you have more than one child, it`s very important to teach them love, respect and care for each other. Show your children than you expect that they will be not only family members, but the best friends. Tell them that a sister or a brother is a great gift of God and it doesn’t matter how much you fight with each other, they will be always with you protecting and looking after you. And maybe pretty soon you`ll hear “I love my sister!” or “I love my brother!” They will never ignore each other`s birthday, quite the contrary, they`ll collect a lot of happy birthday sister quotes or brother ones to choose one the most beautiful congratulation if you tell them that you want they love, respect and take care of each other.
Use Every Moment To Show The Importance Of Morals and Values
As has been said, family values are not something that parents should just talk about, besides, family values don’t need really to be explained as they are the things that your child usually sees: parent`s attitude, actions, relationships, work ethic etc. Family values are taught day by day.
Praise Your Child To Reinforce Moral Behavior
Try to praise your child for exhibiting the values you want, and he or she is far more likely to repeat and reinforce them. For the child, it is very important to know that you notice what he or she does and appreciate the action loud. For example, “I noticed how polite you were to Ann” or “I appreciated that you were honest with me and told me the whole truth about the school accident”.
As you see, you need to talk to your child and explain what’s right, what’s wrong, how to make better moral decisions and what you’re expecting from your kid. Of course, it takes time (even much time) to inculcate the right family values, but you`ll find the results worth the investment.