How to teach your kids to be good

Feb 09

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If you find that your kids are bullies, violent or selfish, stop looking at your spouse.  I mean it!  Stop!

Turn the mirror around and take a real good look at yourself.

You must take a long look at your own self for clues.  Are you selfish?  Are you a bully?  Do you often disregard other’s needs to meet your own?

If you find that your children often have difficulty owning up to what they do wrong, ask yourself, can you ever own up to your mistakes?

You have to be very careful of what you do when you are a parent or a teacher because the children around you learn just too well how to be a human from watching you.

Are you moral, ethical and honest?  Are you kind and giving?  Are you a user of others?  Do you feel superior to others for various reasons?  Your children most likely will copy all those attributes.

You cannot be a part time good person either.  “Oh, I don’t do that around them.”  No!  That does not work.  Your children know who you are, the kind of person you truly are and they will surely become you.

 You have to be a good human, if you want your children to grow up to be good humans.  There is no other way around it!

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How to have perfect children

Feb 07

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Positive method is most effective while teaching and guiding children if you want them to learn how to be their very best.

Some would argue that it is all about consequences. If giving out consequences are your primary teaching or parenting techniques, you have already lost.

Parents who are too into their images and what they look like to their peers, forget the ‘truth” of the matter… Children in their lives will either have to always lie to them or be in full rebellion against them.

Simply put, stop focusing on what you might deem “wrong” with your kids and start celebrating what is beautiful about them.

If you do that, you might just find yourself discovering what is so right and perfect about your kids and then they will soon be more perfectly beautiful than you had ever imagined possible.

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Teaching kindness continued

Feb 01

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Kristine Breese from the Parent’s Magazine offers great advice on teaching children how to be kind.

She proposes that children naturally want to be kind and what we need to do is to nurture and encourage it.

She advocates that we participate in helpful acts.  The acts of doing everything from helping your neighbors pull out their trash cans when they are ill to taking recycling to recycling centers then dropping off the money in donation places are wonderful ways to teach and model kindness.

Teaching kindness will take time but well worth the effort.

Please check out her article here.  It is not too late or too early to teach and nurture kindness.

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