DON’T ENCOURAGE CORRUPT BEHAVIORS OF YOUR KID
The sign of great parenting is not the child’s behavior. The sign of truly great parenting is the parent’s behavior-Andy Smithson. The reality is that your kids watch what you do more than what we say. They know whether we approve of a negative behavior or disapprove of it.
Your child can’t in anyway be different from you. Your action and inaction contribute significantly in molding and shaping the personality that would emerge as adult individual some days to come. The question is: do we show improper upbringing of our kids, yes, some parents do and most of the time they do it without knowing.
Take a look at the under listed scenarios and see ways you might not be aware you are contributing negatively to the moral upbringing of your child. If you identify any such behaviors, be quick to correct them in a lovely manner.
1. VISITING YOUR KIDS IN SCHOOL IN SHABILY DRESSED MANNER
Don’t go to your child school inappropriately dressed. Your kid’s and the friends have so much respect for you so reflect on this anytime you want to go visit them. The impression you create may last forever in their minds whether negatively or positively.
2. TALKING HARSHLY TO YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER
Don’t talk to your kid’s teacher in front of them with harsh words. The teacher may offend your kid, but follow the school guidelines by reporting any misconduct to the school management without becoming rude to the teacher. The teacher is placed there to mold and train your kids so that the best may come out of them.
3. CURSING OR USING INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE IN FRONT OF YOUR CHILD
Your child is smarter than you think he or she is. They observe anything you do and pick these negative habits from you each and every day.
Even if you are offended by your spouse or the kids, never go overboard by the kind of bad language you use on them. Ask yourself, what kind of children do I want my kids to be in the future? (Think about this)
4. USING MAKE UP ON CHILDREN
There is a current trend that may not apply in all geographical locations across the globe. However, it is increasingly becoming common to see make-up being applied to very young girls in the name of making them look beautiful. Do you know the impression you are creating in her mind and what that can lead her to? (Do a sober reflection as a mother)
5. DRESSING YOUR LITTLE KIDS INDECENTLY
If you don’t want your kids to lose their sense of “princesshood”, then reconsider how you dress them when they are going out to the public. Do you know the way you dress her tells the kind of image she may carry in her mind?
6. PUTTING EAR RINGS ON YOUR SON’S EARS
It’s not everything that’s worth emulating. Let your child knows what is expected of him as a son. Inculcate the high moral value in him and the kind of life society expected of him. If he grows up and pick his own lifestyle, you have play your part as a responsible parent.
7. TEACH YOUR CHILD TO GREET VISITORS
Don’t think he or she is a child and may grow up to do what’s right. Your visitors may carry a negative impression about the kind of training you are giving them. It will be difficult to correct this bad impression about you and it will be difficult to make a second impression on your visitors.
8. BAD EATING HABIT
Don’t allow your kids to eat with their mouth opened and the food scattered on the table mat. Teach them good table manners. Let them pick this right behavior from the onset.
9. BRINGING ITEM YOU HAVE NOT BOUGHT FOR THEM HOME
Do you check regularly your child’s bag? If you do regularly you will know whether he or she has brought something foreign to the house. Your kid may pick something that don’t belong to him or her. Let them return it immediately.
Let them know you don’t approve this type of behavior. It amounts to thievery.
10. TEACH YOUR CHILD TO TALK POLITELY TO PEOPLE
Don’t allow the age of modernity blind you from teaching your child how to talk to people with respect. Don’t encourage them to talk back to you when you are correcting them because you are modern mum or dad.
11. TEACH THEM NOT TO INTERRUPT WHEN TALKING WITH ANOTHER ADULT
Teach your child this basic manners. They should know when to give you privacy when you have visitors. Don’t assumed they are bold and clever. It’s really bad manners.
12. TEACH THEM TO RESPECT THE NANNY AND THE DOMESTIC STAFF
Don’t forget your child will grow up and treat people badly when you encourage this negative type of behavior. Don’t be a bad parent by allowing this type of behavior.
13. TEACH THEM TO SAY THANK YOU IF THEY ARE HELPED
Teach your children to say thank you anytime somebody helped them. They will learn to show appreciation to people when they grow up
14. TEACH THEM TO RESPECT THE LESS PRIVILEGED
All the figures are not equal. There will always be those who are less fortunate than us and such people must be respected. Let them learn to show compassion to people who are less privileged than them.
15. TEACH THEM TO WASH THEIR HAND AFTER SCHOOL BEFORE PICKING THINGS TO EAT
Your child touches so many things before coming home. Teach them to adopt proper hygienic practices by washing their hands with soup before picking things around to eat when they return from school.
16. TEACH THEM TO ASK PERMISSION BEFORE TALKING SOMETHING OUT
I know you love your kids but teach them to seek permission before taking things from the house to the school or outside. You will never know what they are likely to send out. Asking permission for basic thing is the value to inculcate to young children. I disagree with people who say people should not be taught to ask for permission.
17. TEACH THEM TO KNOCK BEFORE ENTERING YOUR ROOM
Teach your children to knock and get a response before opening the door. When he or she acquires this positive behavior it will carry them on throughout life.
18. TEACH THEM TO COLLECT ITEM YOU BRING HOME
Don’t allow your kids to watch you as a visitor when you are coming home carrying something. Let them practice this value anytime you coming back home by collecting it from you to demonstrate respect to you.
19. TEACH THEM NOT TO TELL LIES
Teach your young kids to learn how to tell the truth when they are confronted with the reality to do so. Don’t encourage them when they tell lies at home, when this behavior is not discouraged it will affect them in their adult life
20. TEACH THEM TO GREET WHEN COMING BACK FROM SCHOOL
Don’t look on when your child comes home without greeting you. Be a responsible parent by teaching them to do this each other day.
We’ve been able to look at 20 morally negative behaviors that parents should not ignored when you want your kids to become a responsible adult in the future.