Learning - Early Ed. | 3-12 yrs

Moral Education For The Child

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“How can one be well...when one suffers morally?”

― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Children soak up the experiences in their day to day lives and this shapes their values to a great extent. Children look up to their parents and elders and take cues from them about behaviour and morality. Knowingly or unknowingly. parents teach moral values to their children through their own behaviour. Just telling your children to be honest or compassionate doesn’t always work. Children need to understand what these values mean and how these can impact their lives and the life of others as well.

According to ahaparenting.com, ‘Empathy is the foundation of compassion, which is the foundation of values. Children don't learn empathy by being told to feel it. The only way children can learn empathy is by being treated empathically, and by watching you respond to others with compassion and kindness.’

Some fun ways to teach your children about moral values is through story sessions at home, movies and documentaries. You can also impart moral education to your child through participating in community projects, watching and dissecting news and world events and volunteer work. Through moral education, parents can ensure that their children grow up to become conscientious adults. Children are malleable. Therefore, childhood is the right time to teach them about moral values – about truth, integrity, kindness and other qualities that can make their life better.

For more on this important topic, you can read the articles in the ClipBook. 

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