Teaching Young Children Moral ValuesApril 22, 2019
There are numerous things in today’s society that can be very damaging to a child’s moral values. That is why it is important as a parent to take every opportunity that presents itself to teach your children about the importance of having strong moral values. Having a strong moral base can make a huge impact on the ability of your child to make correct decisions in the future. Without good moral values, they will likely make many bad decisions that will be bad for their future and not allow them to live to their full potential.
It is important that you begin working on your child’s moral values at a very early age. The earlier they learn, the easier it will be for them to stick to these values. Some people may have missed out on their lessons from their parents so they do not know how to teach values to their children, while others were taught and are still unsure of how to pass these values to their children.
You may feel discouraged and may feel as if you will not be able to do your job as a parent and teach your child positive morals and values. Do not feel this way! It is possible and you can do it!
The Importance of Values
As stated before, it is vital that you instill a positive set of morals and values into your children if you want them to be successful and happy in the future. There are many things in life that will be much more difficult to accomplish without proper values, if they can be done at all. Positive relationships will be much easier to build with proper moral values because your child will be more inclined to act in certain ways that are positive. Success will also be achieved much easier for a person with strong values compared to one who doesn’t have. This is because the child with values will likely have a much better set of tools to use when making important decisions.
The Basics of Moral Values
Morals and values can be taught in different ways. In most cases, what works for one parent and child may most likely not produce the same results for a different parent and child. You have to explore and try different approaches.
If something does not work, it is time to try something else. There will be a lot of trial and error when it comes to raising your child. You must keep in mind that nobody is perfect and this includes parents. It may be difficult to continue looking for answers to help you get through to your child, but it is very important.
Your child depends on you for guidance in life. There are things you must do in order to make sure that they are able to live up to their full potential in the future. There are many benefits to instilling a positive set of morals and values into your child.
The Benefits of Having Moral Values
The following are some examples of the positive benefits that your child can receive from having good morals and values:
1. Self-Respect. If your child is brought up with a positive set of morals and values, they will surely grow up to have healthy levels of self-respect and self-worth. This is because a child who has positive morals will make more positive decisions than a child who does not. All of these positive decisions add up and the child will know that they make good decisions and that they are a good person. Self-respect contributes a great deal to the success of a child.
2. Experience in School. Your child will most definitely have a better experience while attending school if they have good morals. They will be more responsible for their actions and not try to blame others for the things they do wrong. Their teachers will trust them more and will be more willing to work with them. You will notice that a lot of children with good morals actually like going to school because they understand the importance of education.
3. Relationships. When your child reaches the age that it is time for them to start forming relationships, it will be much easier for them to function if they have a good set of morals. People will be more inclined to be around a person that has a good set of morals and values than a person who does not have. This is because people find it difficult to trust a person with poor values and morals and trust is needed in any relationship, whether personal or professional.
Fitting in with the other employees will be very difficult and the only people they will find who accept them will likely be other people with poor morals. Finding more people with poor morals will just lower their morals even more and reinforce their way of thinking. On the other hand, if you instill positive morals and values into your child, they will attract others into their life who have the same set of beliefs. They will find healthier relationships and will have many doors of opportunity open for them. Good brings good and bad brings bad; so it is important to help your child be the best person they can be.
4. Accountability. Children who have good morals are usually more accountable than those who do not have. That is why those who were brought up with good morals end up having better relationships and opportunities in life. They do not pass blame, instead they accept when they have done something wrong and try to do something to change it. This will also lead to more trust between a parent and a child which is always healthy for a family relationship. This will make it easier for your child to talk to you, no matter what is on their mind, even if it means that they have to confess to something they have done.
It is understandable for you to look at the task of instilling a good set of values into your child as a very difficult thing to do. However, it really does not need to be. By being a good role model and being involved in your child’s life, you will be doing a lot to ensure that your child grows up with a good set of values. One of the most important things you can do is simply show your child that you care and the importance of being a good person.
The information contained in this audio book (also available in print and electronic formats), should be very helpful for you when it comes to teaching your child morals and values. Just apply the principles enunciated therein and you should begin to see improvements in your children’s character in no time.