We don’t want to risk sounding like ethics junkies but there is some point to this. We have heard all those rants about how society’s moral fiber has gone kaput. In any case, a lot of psychological studies have shown that nurture has really got to do with how kids eventually turn out to be when they grow older. So instead of bringing up brats, inspire your kids to grow up to be good citizens.
Sometimes parents think that they’re giving their kids everything. But there’s more to basic needs your kids need from you. It takes more than healthful foods, good clothes, and warm shelter to raise a good kid and in time a good person. Aside from his education, one of the things you can leave your child is a character. And that takes a really long time to build.
Help your kids discover their sense of self. Some kids grow up to be adults without knowing their identity. A strong sense of self is the key to develop one person’s character. The sooner your kid can develop his identity, the sooner he can love himself and build self-confidence. Sometimes kids who grow up to be wicked teenagers result from lack of self-esteem.
Make sure that your child grows knowing how important a family is. Sometimes a family falls apart when there is discord on beliefs and confusion on roles. Being a good parent is one part of the relationship. Your kid must learn the importance of family relationships. This rests on respect, trust, and unconditional love.
Be a role model. Children tend to look up to adults. Make sure your children are surrounded by good role models so that they will idolize the right people.