Growing up my parents often taught me alot of valuable things that they wanted
me to learn , even as I grew older some of the things that they had taught me are
still a big part of my life today.
This is why it is very important as a guardian or a parent to teach these values as
they will help boost and promote ourchildren to grow up and be better people, of
course it is also mandatory for us to show our children how to read which is also
important. However there are somethings that have to be taught specifically by us
as services such as schools may not do it adequately.
7 Things Children Should Know
As kids get to grow up it is our responsibility to shoe them how they should grow
because we are their first teachers that they ever meet, that being said we have
to set a good example for them in order for them to be aspire to become better
Here are seven things that you might want to show them as they grow up, of
course they might be somethings I might have missed but this list will sort of give
you a few ideas on the kinds of things you need to impart in them.
1. Children Should Be Self Confident
Being confident in your ability is a very important tool to have if you want to be
successful in whatever you are doing, this is why as their guardians we must try
by all means to make sure that we show them how to become more self confident
at a very young age.
Showing them this at a very small age will allow them to build on this as they grow
older making them more likely to be successful in the things that they do, this will
also translate into the school work they do as well as in the decisions they make.
Confidence can also bring about self motivation which will enable them to peruse
whatever they would want to without having any doubts or even feeling the need
to give up easily on whatever they are doing, that being said always make sure
that you give them enough credit in everything they are participating be it in a
school play , test , sports and any other events.
Always let them know that you will always be there to support them and even if
they don’t perform that great try to encourage them as much as possible this
really helps in a boost in confidence.
This small boost in confidence will make your child believe in themselves more
and make them thrive to be the best they can be.
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2. Children Should Value Hard Work
Another very important thing that kids need to know as they grow is learning the
importance of working hard, hard work is the key that opens doors to many
opportunities in life and is usually the difference between the people that make it
and those that don’t.
Teaching them this skill will enable them to learn how to put in alot of effort in
whatever it is that they are doing and as it has been mentioned earlier parents are
a child’s first teacher, that being said its important that we lead by example it can
be in terms of the way we stay committed to our work or even the way we show
effort in the way we do things at home.
Leading by example will definitely make the young ones aspire to work just as
hard as their role models do , However its important not to force your them into
this but as it may take a while for them to do find the value of it.Forcing them into
working hard might just cause them to reject the whole thing all together which is
not what you want as a guardian , but slowly show them the value that they can
gain from it as this will help to drive the point home.That being said hard work is a
virtue that has to be made part of them, children usually learn by either seeing or
hearing then repeating making it your responsibility to be the best role model you
3. Teach Your Children About God
I find this point extremely essential because most parents nowhere days might not
actually think that it an an impact and often tend to underrate it, teaching children
how to be God fearing at a young age is something which can impact the way the
live even as they get older and continue to develop.
Being a Christian I feel like most of the time we often neglect our children on this
point, so it is very important to spend time with our children and teach them the
word of God. Its just as the Lord said we have to show them the right path in
which they should grow and one good way to do this as mentioned previously is
by leading by example, it is also very essential to encourage them to read the
bible more frequently in order to enable them to start reading it on there own.
Reading them fun and adventurous stories from they by will also help them want
to explore more about the bible, it is very essential to make learning a fun
experience as this will make it more memorable for them and also create a
valuable bond between you and them which does come in handy.
This bond will make them more free to talk to you about things which they might
be going through which will allow you to provide the right amount of advice to help
stir them in the right direction, however am not here to change your views on
religion but I believe this point is critical and you can also apply it to your own faith
if you like to try.
Keeping children closer to God will also help them to find there purpose in life
sooner which will help them stay out of trouble.
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4. Teach Them How To Be Respectful
Coming from a background were I was always told to respectful to the elderly
when I was young encouraged me to try and be more be more at all times, this is
why I feel young ones should know to become respectful as they are growing up.
Being respectful not only allows you to become more polite like in my case but
also affect the way the act even when they are out on their own, this also allows
them to show and have respect for what the have been given this to is something
they must learn.
It also helps children become well behaved and this will lead show humbleness as
well as kindness even to people they have just meet, humbleness and kindness
are traits that have to be taught to them.
Showing them these values will help them be mindful of what they say to others
as well as how their actions that will affect others. One easy and common way of
doing this is teaching children how to always say please and thank you every
time, although it might seem small and not be much as they use it more frequently
the more likely they are to adopt these traits.
Its on parents to provide the right kind of content which will help them grow well
this can be either through the make sure they watch appropriate tv shows,
movies,books or even through the things that they hear. Listening to the
appropriate things will help them build their character quite alot and methods like
these have to be utilized more often.
The main thing that has to be gotten from this is that we have to be mindful of the
information that we make our children listen to , in order to make effectively teach
them these values you must be able to promote the right kind of content which will
help develop their character.
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5. Teach Your Children About Honesty
When parenting it is always nice to make sure that your child will stay honest to
you even when they have done something that is wrong, hence making this a
more valid reason as to why it should be learnt by children from a young age.
Honesty gives young ones the ability to stay true and come clean, however it is
important that even as mistakes happen which they will try to keep a level head.
Most of the time children become dishonest with their parents because of the
harness they might experience, however this doesn’t mean that you should be
soft on the but it means you should be able to find a way in which you can handle
the situationwithout them fearing to come clean.
If they grow up to be dishonest it will be much harder for them to be accountable
for there actions which makes it harder for them to stay out of trouble, however
being accountable for their actions will allow them to stay truthful at all times.
Keeping them truthful from a young age will allow them to stick to it even as they
6. Kids Must Know How To Be Patience
Teaching your child how to become patient might be challenging at first but its just
one of those things which you’ll have to do as a parent, teaching children how to
be patient is very essential.
This allows children to be content with what the have and learn that good things
come to those who wait, however one thing to note is that patience comes with
time and practise which is ironic because teaching it requires you to have it so
you’ll have to display patience as well.
If this is learnt it will help them stay calm and content even when things are not
going the way they would like them to go which is very good as this will prevent
them from making decisions that the would regret, helping them learn this trait
would be a good way to go.
Another thing to add is that having patience also brings about gratitude making
your child less envious of what others may have, which can really go a long way
when trying to model your child to become a better person.
7. Teaching The Importance Of Family
Lastly showing them how to acknowledge the importance of family I think is on of
the most valuable things that parents should be able to educate their children on,
as their guardians we should be able to always show them the much needed love
Showing them them an adequate amount of love and care will help them realize
just how essential family actually is, this is why it is very useful and a good
practise to set aside a particular day in the week in which you spend some quality
time as a family.
This quality time can be used to build a bond between the parents and the
children, you can spend it by either going on a family trip or even by playing fun
and interactive games in which everyone has to participate.
If this is done more frequently this will not only increase the strength of the bond
between the you and your young ones but also strength the bond they have as
siblings which can be very vital when ensuring that all members stay in contact
even as they get older, these activities help to make siblings look out for each
In ending this post the key things to note are that showing your child valuable
morals does in fact enable them to become much better people in society,
however these morals have to be taught and it is up to us as the elderly people in
their lives to help in part these values.Imparting these things does take sometime
to do but with the right amount of effort you will be able to add more value to in
their lives, using the appropriate resources is very important as children are easily
impacted by what they see or hear.
Leading by example is one of the key things you might need in order to achieve
this because the way you do things now will determine whether your child will be
aspire to be more like you, remember you are the child's first teacher so they will
want to learn most of the things from you so just try your best to be the best role
model you can.
Post By Lifestyle'N'stuff
Date 30 Oct 2019