Values, parents should teach their children

Helping your child to develop honesty, importance of efforts, sense of responsibility, respecting others and social equality is usually considered just as important as learning to write and read. There are many humanitarian values to teach your children, which can help them to avoid peer pressure or fight the temptation to follow the evil trends of society and culture. It is very important to decide which values you want to teach your child from childhood and determine what the best ways are to instill them in your child.

One of the best-proven ways to teach values to your children is to lead by example. If you want your child to grow up to be respectful, responsible and honest, you need to strive for these qualities within yourself first. Children will quickly forget your instructions if they watch you contradict your own teachings.

Science has proven that up to the age of five, it is the best time you can instill values in your children. Many parents think that it is premature or too early to teach values to an infant, toddler, or preschooler. However, this is a complete misconception. All parents should instill these values in children before their fifth birthday.

Major values that parents can instill during childhood are as below:

  • Honesty
  • Exertion of Efforts
  • Equality
  • Justice
  • Courtesy and Respect
  • Gratitude
  • Generosity
  • Forgiveness and Compassion
  • Perseverance
  • Humility
  • Responsibility
  • Love

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