What are you Teaching your Children????

@bird123 (10518)
United States
March 11, 2012 10:06am CST
What are you teaching your children when you drink,smoke, or curse? When you show hate or anger toward others,don't your children see then learn the same thing?? Ah, but there are other things. What will your children learn when you give love and kindness to others, when you are understanding and forgiving, when you encourage and help everyone around you???? The power to shape your children rests in your hands. What will you choose to Teach your children????
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• United States
13 Mar 12
That is a good question. You wonder why parents are being threatened, beaten or killed by thier children. They don't realize they are responsible for the way these kids think and being a good example or a bad one will shape your kids. It puzzles me when the parents do thier best and kids still turn out crazy. I think that is where you have to watch your kids friends. They have an influence as well but if you talk to your children and let them talk to you and listen carefully. Those children will respect you and remember what they learned as they were growing up. I also believe teaching them Godly principles and taking them to church adds a protection over their lives in my experience. The teaching seems to be easier with Gods help. Lots of prayer!!
@bird123 (10518)
• United States
13 Mar 12
Communications are very very important. Assuming others know what we are thinking can leave way too much unsaid. This can lead to parts unknown. Teaching kids about God and to be Godly is important. One must also teach them to be able to stand on their own two feet instead of blindly following anyone or any religion. WE are all meant to think. There are good people in schools who watch for troubled kids. In time, we might all get better at spotting them. Even taking small actions can sometimes save a child. Let's keep our eyes open for them. Maybe with our kind words and wisdom we can heal their hurt within and fill the parts that are lacking.
• Mexico
12 Mar 12
Hi bird: I agree with your recommendation. Even if I am not a parent at the moment, I find that the best lessons from my parents were not their preaching but their actions. The teach me about love, effort, honesty and respect just to mention some valuable lessons with their actions not with their words. If what you say as a parent is different to what you actually do you are sending the wrong message to your children. ALVARO
@bird123 (10518)
• United States
12 Mar 12
Yes, children are watching their parents more than many think. They learn so much. One must recognize what we are teaching. Yes, actions do speak louder than words.
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
11 Mar 12
To grow bright...to be bold...to be brave...to be courageous..to be enlightened...to be cute...to be kind..to be compassionate ---these are a few of my favorite teachings to my children .
@bird123 (10518)
• United States
11 Mar 12
Yes, Very Good. You get the Idea!!! They will make us better people too when we practice those things ourselves. Children, indeed are all Miracles.