What do you feel is the most important thing a parent can teach their child

United States
November 1, 2006 1:39am CST
There are so many things that are important when raising a child. Personally I think, among many other things, I think its important not to impose my political, religious, or other beliefs on my child but expose him to the all the information and give him the freedom to form his own beliefs and opinions. What do you think?
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@Betty1956 (177)
• United States
1 Nov 06
To me the most important thing parents can teach their children is that they are truly loved, respected and cared for by their parents. That if anyone would attempt to do anything that could harm their child, that person would be confronted and dealt with in an appropriate manner. Exposure to the Arts and Sciences would be helpful also. With this knowledge and safety net I believe any child would have a good chance at making a fine contribution to his/her own livelihood as well as to society.
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
1 Nov 06
To be honest and have compassion for others....
• United States
1 Nov 06
compassion, that is definitely a biggie, i completely agree. so many people today are indifferent to the struggles of others.
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
1 Nov 06
Thankyou - Thankyou flowers
thank you for the tick, much appreciated...
• United States
1 Nov 06
no problem :-)
• India
1 Nov 06
personality,desency,culture are the important things a parent can teach their child.
• United States
1 Nov 06
well, you can't really "teach" a child to have a personality. But i certainly think its important to teach a child to express themselves.
@timmeh0910 (1169)
• United States
1 Nov 06
I think showing manners and respect is the most important.
@burgoonster (3767)
• Canada
1 Nov 06
Love And Care
• India
1 Nov 06
love and respect to others