Parenting - values | 3-12 yrs

5 Values To Teach Your Child

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“It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” ― Roy Disney

You catch your child lying to you and are clueless as to what to do. You wonder, and even doubt, if you have raised your child well. Helping your little one to understand and inculcate responsibility, honesty and respect is considered as important as teaching them skills like reading and writing.

There are many good values to teach your child, which can help him grow up into a honest and successful adult. One of the best ways to teach values to children is by example.

In her article titled, 'How to raise honest kids', published in sheknows.com, Abbi Perets says that there are various ways to teach values to children. To begin with, understand your child’s motive – know what made the child to do a particular thing; teach children the safety of truth, and model the right behaviour.

Parents.com, in one of its articles, has listed the important values parents should teach their child. Some of them are:

  • Honesty: Honesty is indeed the best policy. The best way to encourage truthfulness in your children is to be a truthful person yourself.
  • Justice: In order to help children internalise a true sense of justice, parents need to encourage them to take some action to remedy a wrong.
  • Determination: This is one value the parents can teach to their child from an early age. One easy way to do so is by avoiding excessive praise and by providing children with honest feedback that should be delivered in a gentle, supportive fashion.

To know more about similar values to teach your child, please flip through the pages of this ClipBook. 

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