Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:53 am
Not only do the parents need to work diligently to instill good morals in their children, but they need to be roles models for their children as well. Too often parents let athletes, movie stars, or musicians be role models for their children. There are several things that children need to understand in order to have good morals. They need to be able to empathize with others. They need to develop a conscience that helps them understand the consequences of their actions, and they need to be able to exhibit self-control.
In a “me” society, it is difficult to get children to think about others and how their actions may make others feel. However, if children have no care or concern for those around them, it will be impossible for those children to be morally good. Good morals encompass respect, honesty, dependability, and kindness among other traits. Unfortunately, most children are accustomed to instant gratification, but a moral child will understand that sometimes others come first.
The best way for children to learn these traits of morality is for parents to exhibit these traits themselves. Children are essentially a carbon copy of their parents, whether parents want to recognize this fact or not. For this reason, parents have a crucial job of being a good, moral role model for their children. Children are not going to learn good morals out in the world where they will be taught to fend for themselves.
Teaching good morals must start at home, and parents must be committed to helping their children be pillars of morality in an immoral world. Raising children to be moral is crucial to the child’s well-being and the well-being of society in general. Children are the future, and children without morals will lead to a future without morals. It is never too early or too late to being teaching your children the fundamentals of living a moral life. “Teaching ethics and morals to young people really is Job One” …You need to read it. And you need to use the information that’s put together when you talk with your children. You and your children will only benefit if you’ll actually use the information in it.
NOT having sufficient levels of Self-Esteem, will impact a child’s relationships, communication, personal effectiveness and ability to reach their fullest potential. Scientific studies show over and over the relationship between not having sufficient self-esteem and threats like: