What character trait do you most wish to see in your child/children?

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  1. akanga1 profile image71
    akanga1posted 12 years ago

    What character trait do you most wish to see in your child/children?

    Of course there are many character traits that define a person. If you had to choose one (among the many) that you regard as most important and which you would most wish to see in your child or children, what will that be?

  2. laddriggers profile image66
    laddriggersposted 12 years ago

    I hope that my future children will be, above all else, loving.  I think so many other wonderful character traits grow out of this - honesty, loyalty, kindness, and courage.

  3. twilanelson profile image60
    twilanelsonposted 12 years ago

    I am a stickler for honesty.  I have tried to impress upon my children how important it is to be honest as well as setting exceptionally high personal and moral standards for themselves.

  4. Ann810 profile image50
    Ann810posted 12 years ago

    Politeness, kindness, caring, and wisdom.

  5. edhan profile image38
    edhanposted 12 years ago

    Being kind to others. That's what I taught my children and they always help others in need.

  6. Dexter Yarbrough profile image69
    Dexter Yarbroughposted 12 years ago

    I taught my children to be respectful and kind to others.

  7. sangre profile image92
    sangreposted 12 years ago

    I would like my children to be respectful and honest. There is so much dishonesty out there today.

  8. Kaniel Loughran profile image60
    Kaniel Loughranposted 12 years ago

    When I have a child I hope he or she is relentless in his or her pursuit for knowledge and wisdom. I just want him/her to voluntarily want to accumulate information on the world he or she lives in so he or she might find a way to better it for him or herself and others.

  9. shanaya profile image61
    shanayaposted 12 years ago

    I would like my kids to be HONEST, KIND HEARTED, &
    I Realy want them to be WELL BEHAVED.smile

  10. mrbr14nwll profile image57
    mrbr14nwllposted 12 years ago

    Never give up on anything he will do and don't stop learning big_smile

  11. akanga1 profile image71
    akanga1posted 12 years ago

    It has come in different descriptions from different people i.e. loving, kindness, helpful etc but I'm so glad to see the reaffirmation of the essence of being human. I have always privately obsessed that my kids will grow up to be SELFLESS, grasping that love involves sacrifice, not wanting or expecting anything back and eschewing any instincts of selfishness which I regard to be one of the worst character traits in a human being.

  12. Butterfly67 profile image89
    Butterfly67posted 12 years ago

    Well I would like them to be confident in themselves (but not to the point of arrogance!) - just because I never really had that much confidence myself and I know how it can hold you back in life.

  13. whoisbid profile image60
    whoisbidposted 12 years ago

    I don't want and I hope that my children never become Pharisees.

  14. anildutt profile image60
    anilduttposted 12 years ago


    i think my child become honest, king hearted, and truthful person..


  15. mythicalstorm273 profile image61
    mythicalstorm273posted 12 years ago

    Intelligence.  I know this probably sounds bad, but if I am a good parent and my child is intelligent I believe I can teach them other good traits.  I strongly believe in motivating somebody to think for themselves and understand why they do things the way they do them.  In order for them to understand why they should be nice, respectful, honest, and many other traits they need to have some sort of intelligence.  Then not only will they have the ability to become a wonderful person without it being forced onto them, but they will also make good educated choices and understand exactly why they are who they are.  A trait that I would be proud to see a child use and grow with!

  16. mrsbloomingrose profile image60
    mrsbloomingroseposted 12 years ago

    I would choose love over any other character traits. I want my children to grow up loving themselves and staying positive as well as loving others and treating people right.

  17. mobias profile image71
    mobiasposted 12 years ago

    Foresight..!  The ability to be wise and see the logic or tragedy of what is coming before them, before they allow themselves to be enveloped by it! This could be as simple as not getting into the car with a friend after a party, to which school to choose, to where they will buy their home, to what kind of women will be their wife.

    Caution, and foresight....but not to an extreme degree...that is the balanced trait I wish upon my children.

  18. Mansoor Saeed profile image60
    Mansoor Saeedposted 12 years ago

    i would like them to be religious.
    if someone follows religion he/she will have all good character traits

  19. Rachelle Williams profile image91
    Rachelle Williamsposted 12 years ago

    Kindness, Respectfulness, and a Thirst for Knowledge...

  20. speechtotxtsrvc profile image39
    speechtotxtsrvcposted 12 years ago

    I want them to be pet lover and open minded. I hope they will not be the children of tomorrow who'll just gonna leave us when they got their own.

  21. tsmog profile image85
    tsmogposted 12 years ago

    I haven't children, but I would choose being observant if it is a character trait. Otherwise being fair.

  22. Sunshine625 profile image86
    Sunshine625posted 12 years ago

    My daughters are 22 & 26 and are practically perfect (by their own doing). I would like them to have more courage to be prepared for whatever life tosses at them. I would like them to use their voice more and be heard, not be a wallflower (be more like their mama).

  23. Kawaljit kaur profile image67
    Kawaljit kaurposted 12 years ago

    As you agree, there are a number of traits which every parent want to be present in their children. If asked for priority, my children should be caring for those who are uncared, who are thrown out by their dear ones, who are helpless.

  24. powerofknowledge1 profile image61
    powerofknowledge1posted 12 years ago

    Well I am still single but i wish when i have my children they will know the following things like:

    1. Respect to your elders.
    2. Be polite
    3. Kindness
    4. Loyal for his/her family as well as for their country

    So that they will become a good well civilized human being for his/her family well as for their country too.

  25. Cleavey profile image61
    Cleaveyposted 12 years ago

    The drive to succeed in what they love doing.

  26. Michael Modak profile image58
    Michael Modakposted 12 years ago

    Wisdom.  I'd say love, honesty, clear vision, kindness but that first word sums it up for me.

  27. mirza shahzad profile image60
    mirza shahzadposted 12 years ago

    I hope he would be ATTENTIVE. The world has everything for him to learn he or she just need to receptive and pay attention.

  28. stephaniedas profile image71
    stephaniedasposted 12 years ago

    I hope they have good values- family and loved ones over wealth and appearance. I hope they are accepting of all people regardless of things like education and lifestyle.


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