Children are different and unique in many respects. Some
children take interest in drawing some will take interest in playing video
games. Just as there is diversity in selection of hobbies, the nature of children
also varies. If you find that your child has special interest in topics like environment,
society and so on, you will find it challenging and worry about how you should
nurture his interests and preferences.
Bringing up a child is in itself a big responsibility and if
your child has some specific quality, this responsibility gets enhanced. You can even teach your child by showing how
poor children do not have proper meals or clothes. Remember, the things that
are taught in childhood stays throughout the life of the person. So, if you
want to raise a socially responsible child, you need to keep some parenting
advices in mind.
Dos and Don’ts for Parents
to Raise Socially Responsible Children
your child when you are going for any social activity. You can serve food
to hungry or give clothes or warm clothes in winter to those who need
them. Preach only what you do. Remember, your child is watching you.
out stories about selfless heroes and if possible try to find stories from
real life. Children are very smart today. They will get motivated only
when they get the proof and real life stories can be best for this.
values in them like explaining them the importance of being environmental
friendly by taking part in the recycling programs or not using plastic
the blessings that they have like availability of food, clothes, shelter,
parents, protection and show them children who lack all this.
- Do not
give your child everything that he asks for. This will not only spoil his
behaviour but also make him a completely irresponsible and selfish person.
This does not mean that you have to ignore or scold each time he asks for
anything. Be concerned and make him analyze whether he really needs the
thing or not. If the thing is a toy or something expensive, make him realise
that there are many children who do not have basic things in their life. Persuade
him and convince him so that he understands your intention.
- Do not
ever speak ill or negative about any religion or culture.
your child to speak the truth and take responsibility of anything that he
you ask your child to tell the truth, make sure you are speaking
truth always. Otherwise this will leave a very bad impression and the
child will get confused.
Be patient and keep your behaviour
consistent. Putting in values and responsibilities will take time. Do not under
estimate if your child is a little older or has reached his teenage.
Start making changes today. It is never too late to make functional changes in
However, for this you will have to change your conduct first. Mind your actions and accept this concept
from within. This is extremely important because children consider their
parents as role models and imitate them in whatever they do. Use your common
sense and wisdom while dealing with young children and teenagers. Molding
teenagers is a real challenge and you can do this with time.