Instilling A Child's Values. Speaks Of Parenting

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Some people think that a child learns only by what his or her parents teach them, whileothers believe that a child is born with a set of values. In actuality, a child's values are mostlydetermined by the things they are taught by their parents. As parents, couples have manyresponsibilities toward their child; the most important responsibility is teaching them good valuesand judgement. A parent should behave as though they would want their child to behave, givethem justifiable discipline, and, at the same time, let the child be their own person.As a child is growing up, he spends a very large part of his life with his parents. A childlearns by seeing what his parents do and mimicking it, so a parent's job is very crucial to a child'sacquisition of good morals. A parent must show the child the virtues of good judgement byusing good judgement in their own life. If a child witnesses an unethical act performed by hisparents, he will think that it is okay. The fact is that children who didn't have good parents,generally, don't grow up into very respectable adults. The old saying goes: "Monkey see,monkey do." It may sound like a cheap cliche, but there is a lot of truth to it.While raising a child, a parent might find that sometimes the child is not learning themorals that the parent is trying to instill in their child. In that case, a parent should discipline him.Discipline shows the importance of values in a whole different way. When a child is punished forsomething he or she did that was wrong, he or she learns not to...

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