(This post is by Beth Martel – HealthyRecharge.com.)
Parents are looked up to as role models for their children.
Every little act and word of a parent makes a great deal of difference on the kids. When present around their children, parents should be totally focused on making their kids better people and helping them to learn essential skills to progress in the world.
Investing your time in your kids and their learning will help them in this amazing journey called life.
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Here are some important things fathers (or mothers) should always teach their child(ren):
Develop Empathy and Compassion:
If there is a way to kill the aggression in your child, it is only compassion. By teaching your children to be compassionate, they will become more polite adults and ultimately be thoughtful towards others.
Remember that if you want to teach anything to your kids, it is important to set an example for them.
Therefore, do not just tell them what compassion is. But instead, show them through your actions. Helping others, talking politely and empathizing with them can help your child to learn more easily. Provide your child an opportunity every day to practice it too along with you. Take them to places like a non-profit organization to develop more empathy for them. Moreover, have thorough discussions about this with your children asking for suggestions to build their interest.
Provide your children with an opportunity every day to practice along with you. Take them to places like a non-profit organization to develop more empathy for them. Moreover, have thorough discussions about this with your children asking for suggestions to build their interest.
Children must be aware of ways to earn, spend and save their money in the right way. You can discuss with them the ideas of handling money and tell them stories of the great business tycoons and the like to broaden their perspective.
Give them a little pocket money and trust them with it while keeping a check on how they spend it. Help them spend it wisely while keeping a portion saved for the future. To develop their interest, get them a piggy bank where they can save their money.
Rules to Become A Better Citizen:
Teaching your kids the civic rules helps them to become better citizens. Whenever you are out on the road with them, give them examples to make them understand better. For example, teach them to stop when the signal turns red and what can be the consequences for breaching the rules. Plant more trees with them on the weekend to make them a more responsible citizen and teach them the benefits of keeping the town green and clean.
Whenever you are out on the road with them, give them a few examples to help them better understand. For example, you can teach them about traffic signals and that you must always stop when the signal turns red. You can also go on to explain what the consequences might be for breaching the rules.
Plant more trees with them on the weekend to make them a more responsible citizen and teach them the benefits of keeping the town green and clean.
Teach A Proper Handshake:
It is pretty normal to teach your kids a handshake, but most parents do not emphasize on making their kids learn the proper way to do it.
A handshake does not seem like a big deal but it actually is! It is the very first thing one does to leave the impression on someone. The firmer it is, the more confident and composed you seem.
Teach your kids to make a firm handshake that is not too loose and not too tight either. Maintaining the eye-contact and giving a slight smile are two things that make your handshake a perfect one.
About the Author
This post was written by Beth Martel. She is a mother of two, a medical professional and a humanitarian. If you like to know more about Beth hop on over to her blog – HealthyRecharge.com.
Do you have any other parenting tips? Tell me in the comments. I always love to hear from my readers!
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