Molding your child into better people is important. But it isn’t easy anyway. It demands a lot of patience, attention and understanding. You could raise your child in any way you want but what matters most is that he or she adds value to the lives of the people they meet as they grow up. A child’s mind is a white paper and it us, the parents who write on it for the very first time. Every experience contributes to molding him for better or for worse. So what are some of the good habits that you need to teach your children? Read on!
Teach him to be kind
Kindness comes first. Be an example to your child by being kind to the people around and he will gradually adapt it. Have random conversation with him regarding how important it is to be kind to his fellow beings. Teach him about helping the people in need, lending arms, feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, helping the not-so-bright students with their studies, comforting the people in pain etc.
Encouraging physical activities
There are children who face obesity at a very young age. Obese children are most likely to be bullied in school. They become couch potatoes and prefer watching TV over going out and playing. Do not let your child do this! Urge him to get out and play with his friends. This can keep him physically fit and get more healthy in the years to come. Enroll your child at a sports club and let him decide which sport he would like to pursue.
Reading maketh a full man
Reading can widen the possibilities for a child. It lets him think from different perspectives and know more about the world around. It improves his communication skills and fills him up with the knowledge that can come in handy anytime. So make sure that you buy reading books for your children and encourage their reading skills.
Keeping his surroundings clean
Children aren’t grown enough to actually care about where the sweet wrappers go after they throw it around carelessly. They are not aware of the magnitude of their act that can affect the surroundings. Hence, make your child understand that every sweet wrapper he throws make the environment filthy for his fellow beings, animals and birds. He should be made aware of how a polluted environment can affect the entire world badly in the years to come. Motivate him to pick up plastic covers and bottles and chuck them in the bin and this could eventually develop into a habit.
Children are inclined to junk food which is not very good for his health. The junk food with colour and preservatives added can be really harmful to the health of your child. To avoid this, get him used to all kinds of food right from the beginning. They may have an aversion against a particular kind of food but if you could cook it in a way which is appealing to his eyes, nose and senses, he would be more than happy to eat it without any fuss. Be smart about how you present the food which he may not be very keen on eating.
There is nothing more disheartening than seeing children disrespect the elders. Respect should begin from home. Make sure that parents talk to each other with respect before the children. This lays the very foundation of how he would perceive others. Motivate him to respect others, especially the elders.
Be it in his academics, or else where, your child should have the willingness to work hard no matter the circumstances. Success comes to those who work hard and hence, teach him the importance of working hard. Give him an idea about how beautiful it is to enjoy the results of hard work. For this, be an example that he can look upto.
Your call is to raise your child to be a better human to serve humanity when he is old enough. If you do it right, be assured of the fact that your child is going to conquer the world and make you insanely proud with his kindness and virtue.