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Building children's character
is a belief in an absolute system of right and wrong, combined with
the will to do what is right regardless of the cost. Therefore,
a person with character will say, "What's the right thing to do?" and a person with NO character will
say, "What's in it for me?". You automatically have
respect for a person with 'character'.
past, society defined success in terms of character--what a person
stood for, what a person believes, and the condition of the heart of
the person. Unfortunately, in today's society, the shift is from
Why is it important for parents to build 'character' in their children?
Your children need to know within their hearts what is 'right' and what is 'wrong'.
Children who have been taught 'character' by mom and dad automatically know 'right' from 'wrong' and have the will to practice what is the right thing to do regardless of the cost to them.
is to instill in your children the very necessary "moral and
value" system that will build character and discipline.
This will enable your children to make the 'right choices' in their
lives and have the will to practice them when pressured by outside
influences, namely peer pressure.
Here are some A-Z guidelines
A is for Accountability - Hold your children accountable for their behaviour.
your children accountable for their behaviour teaches your kids right
C is for Character - Help your son or daughter become a person with character, to be able to know right from wrong and have the will to practice it.
society desperately needs men and women of 'character'. "
Our society is the most informed and well educated society by far, yet unfortunately, drug use of our young people is on the rise. More parents are becoming alarmed and concerned then ever before and asking themselves the question…"Gosh, I hope my child doesn't do drugs and become a burden on me and society". A child of character knows within their heart that it is "cool" to say NO to drugs.
He or she
will NOT be influenced to take drugs because mom and dad have taught
him/her 'character', it's as simple as that!
F is for Forgiveness - Practice forgiveness regularly and teach the importance of it.
your children to forgive others is the best way to achieve peace of
mind and live a stress-free life.
H is for Humour - Make sure you keep your sense of humour. Laugh with your children often.
with your children as often as you can is not only enjoyable for you
and your children but more important it is very healthy as well.
Laughter gets rid of impurities and is good for everyone's
well-being. Children come out with funny things and are a joy to
N is for No - Use it and mean it.
know it's difficult to say NO to our children at times, but saying no
when you think the occasion requires it, is a must for all
parents. Do not let your children intimidate you. Just in
case you didn't know it, your children are smart you know and know all
the tricks to get mom and dad to change their minds
R is for Respect - Show your children due respect.
When talking to your children, talk to them nicely to show them that you feel they are worthwhile people. Do NOT shout, scream or yell at your children. Parents must set the example, so their children will learn from their example. Don't ever forget, parents, children watch you, they want to be like you. Remember also…children are just little people, extensions of what we ourselves once were, they don't know any better…it's up to mom and dad to teach them and guide them so they will know better from your example, it's as simple as that.
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