Your main goal, as a parent, is to teach your child. Since kids will
begin learning at a very early age (youd be surprised what they can
pick up even right out of the womb), most parents will agree that it is
important to begin to teach your children basic values and family
structure at a very early age. Sure, no child needs to know the deep
interworks of relationships before they learn to spell, but like it or
not, a child is going to begin to form his or her basic ideas of right
and wrong much earlier than you think. Teaching your kids basic right
and wrong is not one of those things you do in one sit down
conversation. Think about when you were a child. Did you learn all
about the idea of right and wrong at one time? Chances are, while
specific events helped you find your way, the basic ideas of right and
wrong were instead slowly learned through the years.
I know it sounds complex, but dont worry, in a way its not. There is
no need to panic and think Oh my gosh, how the heck am I going to
teach my kid these life altering lessons?!? Teaching these lessons are
much easier than you would think. First, take a look at yourself. Since
most kids are going to learn lessons from you gradually ask yourself
this: how well do you grasp the idea of wrong versus right? Do you
think of yourself as a good person who you would want your child to
look up to? Like it or not, your child is going to emulate you. For the
formative years you are your childs role model and they want nothing
more than to be like mommy and daddy.
These are just a few things to sit back and think about. Strangely
parenting can be both harder than you think, yet more basic then you
could ever imagine. The best policy is to follow your gut. Chances are
you know a lot more then you might think you know on how to raise a
child. Never hesitate to learn more through the use of family help books as well.
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