Children are the most innocent beings on Earth. It is the parents who bring them into the world and it is a parent’s duty to raise them as a good person. Children speak what they are thought. They do as we tell them, well, most of the time. Even their thought process completely depends on the things we teach them. It is also the parent’s responsibility to teach them good things right from the tender age. That way, they will not only grow up to be a nicer person, but they will also have the tendency of teaching the same nice things to their kids when they are parents.
Here is a list of the top 5 things you should tell your kids to raise them the proper way.
Tell Your Children That You Love Them
The world, as we know is a bitter place. It could do a lot better with a little more love. So, tell your child enough number of times that you love them. They should know right from the start that you will always love them no matter what. Telling them ‘I love you’ also helps them build faith in you. That way, you will be the first person they come to with good or bad news.
A Child Should Know That You Are Proud Of Him
Acknowledge and celebrate their accomplishments so as to make them happy. Tell your children that you are proud of them and encourage them to continue their performance and do even better. A little motivation boosts their self-esteem. Once they have confidence in themselves, they can conquer even the toughest of battles and come home a winner.
Apologize To Them
Every human being makes mistakes. Doing something wrong is not a crime. Also, it is not so that a parent has to be right always in front of their child. Even parents make the wrong decisions or do other things which are not right. So, make sure that you apologize to your children in such cases. Consider what your child says because they might actually be right and not you. Apologizing for wrongdoings sends out a positive message. Your child will know that making mistakes is okay and that a good person should always own up to his mistakes.
Tell Your Children That It Is Okay To Cry
Crying is a very healthy thing. Be it a girl or a boy, no one should be taught otherwise. We often find people teasing small boys by asking them not to cry like girls. Don’t do that. Being a parent, it is your responsibility to teach them how to express their emotions and that letting your emotions show is not wrong. Teach your child that crying is not a sign of weakness and that even big people cry.
Let Them In On Decisions
Whenever you are making a decision, ask them their opinion. It may be so that their opinions are extremely childish and make you laugh, but making them a part of the process will boost their responsibility. It will let them know that you value them and that they are an important part of the family.