The upbringing of a child doesn’t depend solely on the parents however they are the main custodians of the kids. Why do we have more irresponsible and wayward children in our society today? What are the secrets of having responsible children over the wayward ones?
Kindly consider the following ideas that can help bring up your child morally;
1. GOOD FOUNDATION
The foundation of every child is paramount at the early stage. This is the beginning where good morals and behaviors are taught to the child. The good book says “train up a child the way he should go and when he/she is old, will not depart from it”. Don’t give your child to anyone to train or look over while you are in pursuit of material things. It is YOUR job.
2. AVOID SEPARATION/DIVORCE
Today, 70 percent of marriages end up in divorce. Why? That’s not the focus of this Howto, but if you want to bring up a moral and God-fearing child, avoid divorce. This has a way of depriving the child the proper balanced environment he needs to grow.
3. GOD FEARING PARENTS
If you as parents, are not God fearing, I don’t see how you can pass such teaching to your children. The good book says again that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. As a parent, you must have the fear of God in order to properly position your children for moral growth.
4. PEER PRESSURE
Everyone knows the influence of peers is real. It is the duty of parents to impart into their children at the early stage before peer pressure comes knocking. It is the moral training at this stage which you pass unto that will guide them when you’re not there. Wise parents teach their children God’s laws.
5. DEALING WITH FRUSTRATION
As parents, we may get frustrated by our children’s behavior. When this happens, you get angry and perhaps speak negative words to them. But as the saying goes “Never do anything or say anything when angry”. Negative words have great effect on your child, instead of saying those words, keep silent till a later time or say positive words .
6. AVOID ANGER ALWAYS
God made you a parent to oversee the upbringing of the child but some parents have take this opportunity for guaranteed, thus provoking their children to anger. The good book also tells parents not to use forms of authority that intimidate, bully or make children angry.
7. BE A GOOD EXAMPLE
Your children are looking up to you as their mentor, teacher, instructor and provider. Therefore the examples you set for them, they will follow. If you are violent, they will turn out violent; if you are God-fearing, so will they.
The amount of time you spend with your children matters. Time is of great value to them(for everyone). This is for the busy parent who prefers material things over family-time with the kids. If you want a responsible child, spend quality time with them.
Of course, there are more ideas that can help us bring up our children morally, share yours with us so others may learn. Thanks.
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