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Raising Your Kids The Right Way

Updated on September 14, 2012

Raising Your Kids The Right Way

The most important time in a child’s life is when they are young. This is the time in which they are starting to learn and you are thinking diligently of raising your kids the right way. Their ability to comprehends is at its highest at this stage. As a result the parent of these children should do everything in their power to instill positive lifelong values into them.

As a parent you must give your children a good ethical foundation that will ensure they have what it takes to make it in a changing world. Try to make for certain that they are excited about life. Put the greatness of living into their mind and soul to live their existence in a fulfilling way.

There can be a major difference when it comes to a child who has to learn life through finding out for themselves and a child who is guided down the path of discovering life. More than likely a child will carry what he or she learns early on with them all through their lives.

By guiding your child through their discovery phases as they find out about themselves, they will have the space to also learn to be self-sufficient and are able to figure things out for themselves with a safety net of knowing they have support if they fail. You have to guide them down the path of what is considered the right ways and the wrong ways. They will need to know exactly why something is right or wrong. Give them real life examples of why what they are doing is justified or not. The more that the child can see these instances the easier it is to convince them about right and wrong.

Give them room to make mistakes and to be successful without being smothered. A lot of times parents will give kids guidance but will not allow them room to make their own decision. The should be allowed to on themselves and not you for each and every complicated decision they have to make. If you smother them or constantly get involve in their decision making processes then they will often times become dependent on your for those situations and you may not always be there to help them. That will leave them ill equipped to make the correct decision on their own. Which could lead to negative consequences that could affect the way they view themselves for the rest of their lives.

The reason some parents act this way is because at some point in their past they may have faced similar circumstances and want to make it different for their child. But you must realize that your child is not you and no matter how much you want to help there will always be situations where you simply cannot. Your job is to give your children the knowledge that they need to be self-sufficient, upbeat, and confident that they are able to handle most any problems that should come their way. Keep helping them when they need it and step back and let them fail and succeed when they attempt to do things on their own.


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    • Kate Mc Bride profile image

      Kate McBride 5 years ago from Donegal Ireland

      There is good advice here especially about letting children do things for themselves which can be hard for some parents to do.