a belief in an absolute system of right and wrong, combined with the will
to do what is right regardless of the cost. Therefore, a person with
character will say, "What's the right thing
In the past,
society defined success in terms of character--what a person stood for,
what a person believes, and the condition of the heart of the person.
Unfortunately, in today's society, the shift is from character
Why is it important for parents to build 'character' in their children?
Your children need to know within their hearts what is 'right' and what is 'wrong'.
Children who have been taught 'character' by mom and dad automatically know 'right' from 'wrong' and have the will to practice what is the right thing to do regardless of the cost to them.
The key is
to instill in your children the very necessary "moral and value" system
that will build character and discipline. This will enable your children
to make the 'right choices' in their lives and have the will to practice
them when pressured by outside influences, namely peer pressure.
Here are some A-Z guidelines:
A is for Accountability - Hold your children accountable for their behaviour.
children accountable for their behaviour teaches your kids right from wrong.
C is for Character - Help your son or daughter become a person with character, to be able to know right from wrong and have the will to practice it.
desperately needs men and women of 'character'. "
Our society is the most informed and well educated society by far, yet unfortunately, drug use of our young people is on the rise. More parents are becoming alarmed and concerned then ever before and asking themselves the question…"Gosh, I hope my child doesn't do drugs and become a burden on me and society". A child of character knows within their heart that it is "cool" to say NO to drugs.
He or she will
NOT be influenced to take drugs because mom and dad have taught him/her
'character', it's as simple as that!
F is for Forgiveness - Practice forgiveness regularly and teach the importance of it.
children to forgive others is the best way to achieve peace of mind and
live a stress-free life.
H is for Humour - Make sure you keep your sense of humour. Laugh with your children often.
your children as often as you can is not only enjoyable for you and your
children but more important it is very healthy as well. Laughter
gets rid of impurities and is good for everyone's well-being. Children
come out with funny things and are a joy to behold.
N is for No - Use it and mean it.
We all know
it's difficult to say NO to our children at times, but saying no when you
think the occasion requires it, is a must for all parents. Do not
let your children intimidate you. Just in case you didn't know it,
your children are smart you know and know all the tricks to get mom and
dad to change their minds
R is for Respect - Show your children due respect.
to your children, talk to them nicely to show them that you feel they are
worthwhile people. Do NOT shout, scream or yell at your children.
Parents must set the example, so their children will learn from their example.
Don't ever forget, parents, children watch you, they want to be like you.
Remember also…children are just little people, extensions of what we ourselves
once were, they don't know any better…it's up to mom and dad to teach them
and guide them so they will know better from your example, it's as simple
Barbara Joy Clarke is a qualified educator, educating both parents and children for over 30 years. Her parenting guidebook evolved at the request of parents themselves who were confused about what to teach their children. Barbara Joy listened to parents and has written an outstanding A-Z Self-Help Parenting Guidebook for all parents worldwide regardless of race or religion She has appeared on radio, television and her book reviewed in magazines. Barbara Joy and her family live in Ontario, Canada. She has received the prestigious national and international Parent to Parent "Adding Wisdom" Award due to her awesome work in helping to make this world a better place for all families and individuals.
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