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What values would you like to pass on to your child?

July 11, 2012 2 comments

What values do you want to pass on to your child?

As parents, I think one of the best gifts one can give one’s child is inculcating the right values from childhood to stand them in good stead throughout their lives.  Our core values are like beacons that light our path.

To children, parents are their role-models, their superstars, their idols.  They learn many habits through imitating their parents, so it is important that we set a right example for them.

We can provide them a good education and instill the right values from a young age.  This will enable them to become independent and mature individuals who can think beyond their self.

Teaching life skills gives immense confidence and empowers your kids .  They grow up with the belief that they can achieve.  Being with your child and sharing in their joys and disappointments, empathizing, collaborating and discussing their feelings will increase their self-awareness and develop their emotional quotient.

‘You have to teach them to fish’ rather than do the fishing.  So sometimes when I teach my daughter I let her explore the problem and come with solutions even wrong ones to develop her thinking skill rather than spoon-feeding her.  I also give her the confidence and faith in her ability to solve any problem if she can focus and work hard at it.

Here are 25 values which I would like to pass on to my child  are:

Respect for people
Respect for nature
Work-life balance
Social skills
Sense of humour
Think before you speak
Speaking & listening skills
Take risks
Stand up for yourself
Agree to disagree
Time management
Money management

What are the values that you hold close to your heart and would like to instill in your child?

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