Presumably, it’s the joy of any parent to have children that would exhibit good morals, be respectful, polite, generous, trustworthy, compassionate and bring honour to the family, but interestingly, these traits do not just come to them by chance; they are nurtured and taught.
Also, the task of raising children seems to have somewhat become more taxing with what children are exposed to – like Internet – and the unavailability of some parents, especially mothers, who are drawn away from home due to job demands.
But, given the prevailing rate of juvenile delinquency and the compelling need to raise morally upright children, here are some tips to help parents in raising children they could be proud of, in terms of character:
Lead by example: The popular saying that children learn from what they see and not only what they are told brings to mind an incident that happened in California, United States, about three weeks ago.
A 16-year-old boy “fatally” shot and killed his father, Javier Vera, 54, in a bid to defend his mother when she was being physically abused by his father. The incident happened at the family’s residence in Fresno. The boy, who later called the police to report the incident, reportedly said his parents were involved in a verbal argument that Saturday, which later escalated into physical fight and that his father allegedly began to choke his mother, which made him to shoot his father dead. Parents who wish to raise children that are well behaved are advised to show by example. Read more