Teaching values is important for building the character of your child. Here is the list of top 10 Indian values which you must instill in your child.
Childhood is a great time, without a doubt. It is also a time, when people develop their values and habits which can define them for the rest of their life. If proper values are taught to children, they will surely be able to make use of them when they grow up.
1. Respect For Elders
Respect is one of the greatest of virtues as considered by Indian culture. A child needs to be taught how to give the proper respect to the elders, including parents and relatives. Later in life, they will be more likely to be considerate of others when faced with difficult situations.
2. Ability to Sacrifice
Life is fraught with hardships. There will be many occasions where a sacrifice is necessary in order to make the best of a difficult situation. A child needs to understand the value of sacrifice. After all, it is not possible to have the cake and eat it too.
3. Importance Of A Good Education
Children should understand the importance of education if they want to become successful later in life. Indian values place a lot of importance on education as well. You should try and make your children understand the value and importance of good education. Develop within them a love for education. Once they love learning, success is going to be an easy achievement for these children.
4. Love For Family
It is often said that a loving family is the birthright of every child. However, it is quite common to see children growing up and having a dysfunctional family of their own. This is simply because they were unable to learn how to love and care for a family. Try and inculcate within your children a love for the family by showing them the joys it brings.
5. Strength to Persevere
As mentioned before, your children will have to face hardships on their own when they grow up. They need to have the strength to persevere even through the most difficult times. If they do not have it, they will end up giving up in every difficult situation. They will never be able to face criticism or hardships.
6. Imbibe A Religious Sprit
One very important value that is common for almost every household in India is the religious spirit. Your children should at least be familiar with their religion. More importantly, they need to learn religious tolerance which is a common phenomenon in India. Religion can teach many important lessons of life that your children will surely benefit from.
7. Learning to be Helpful
It is not possible for anyone to achieve a goal or complete a task without the help of others. Similarly, your children should be willing to help others. They should note that the joy of helping others is a reward in itself. There should not be any expectation of any other rewards.
8. Being Charitable
Charity is another unsung virtue which children can benefit from when they pick it up at an early age. Children can seem selfish at times which is why you should slowly introduce them to charity.
9. Honesty Matters
It can be shocking to hear children lying from a young age. It is simply because they do not yet know the harm in lying or they may lie out of fear. That is why you have to make your children understand that honesty is truly the best policy.
10. Self-Discipline Can Be Rewarding
A lack of self-discipline can lead to innumerable problems later in life. With it, your children can overcome almost every obstacle that life chooses to place in their way.
The future of your children is heavily dependent on what values you choose to inculcate in them now. Teaching them the right ones will help them lead a better life and a positive future.
Which are the important Indian values? Which values should be taught to every Indian child? How to instill Indian values in children? Discuss here.
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