November 26, 2006 10:03am CST
What is the best value a parent can instill in their children?
• United States
26 Nov 06
My parents taught me to respect others. That is something kids today dont do. I know I have problems with my kids on this. I try to get them to treat me and others with respect but they seems to forget how when its convenient for them. I dont know how our parents did it but they did. I think some of it has to do with the way society is today.
16 Dec 06
First and foremost is discipline. Parents should atleast demonstrate by their action, the need for discipline in life. Secondly, the obedience. Because child/children between 4 to 10, will not have maturity and they ought to listen to the parents. Here the husband and wife should unanimous about this. Otherwise husband rules and wife says it need not be, and the children are put into confusion as to whose guidelines to follow. Thirdly Honesty - absolute honesty in thoughts and actions. Fourthly, the old time values they say, respect to the elders. I remember even after marriage, when we are sitting, when my parents enter, I used to stand up as a mark of respect. Their experiences are great education to children. During the age between 4 to 10, children should be taught to be self reliant as far as their own works are concerned, like pressing the clothes, shoe polish, helping parents in household work. All these qualities enable the children to shape themselves into a full fledged personality when they grow.