Moral values are important in a person’s life to live a good life. The rising violence, juvenile crime, and pregnancy in adolescent masses are a direct result of lack of moral value in students. Children are the parent’s greatest assets and the future of a nation. Teaching good moral values is necessary to develop the right qualities and habits in children.
It is the responsibility of parents, teachers and student care centers to teach the students good moral values in addition to good education. Teaching good moral values to children at a young age will make them better citizens and can help reduce the crime to a much extent. Check out how we can teach good moral values to students at an early age.
Be a role model for your children
Children learn from elders, and they learn in the ways how you treat others. Whatever you do in front of our children they learn the same things from us. They observe how to handle different situations and what you do in order to handle them.
If you want to teach the qualities of self-respect, honesty, and compassion to your children, then you must have these qualities in yourself. Moreover, what you teach them should match your own actions and activities. For example, if you ask them to be honest and you tell a lie in front of them, they will not be able to learn honesty.
Create a caring environment
The development of character begins with a caring relationship. The relationship of a child with parents at home, and with teachers at school has a significant effect on what moral values he or she will learn.
Any child who receives good care form parents and teachers will likely care for others and become a good citizen. Creating an environment of love and care will help the students to learn about caring for others. A caring environment will help in the development of social bonding among students. This will also help the students feel safe in schools.
Share personal experiences
We all have some past experiences which taught us valuable lessons in life. Parents should share their personal experiences with their children so that children could also learn from them. You should share those experiences with children in which you made decisions consistent with good moral values.
Sharing personal experiences will help your children to learn the moral values associated with those experiences. Also, tell the stories where you made some bad decisions and which made you learn some lessons.
Teach them to be accountable for mistakes
Students make mistakes in various stages of their life. Some children disobey the school rules, some disobey the traffic rules, some perform poorly in studies, and some break the neighbor’s window while playing with a ball. Moreover, children tell lies and often don’t accept their mistakes. Teach your students and children to accept their mistakes and feel sorry. When they accept the mistakes, they learn not to repeat them again and know the difference between right and wrong. Most of the students who learn to be accountable for their mistakes do not repeat them again.
Encourage them to help others
You should teach your children to help others whenever possible. If you are a teacher or student care center worker, you should teach your students to help others.
Getting engaged in the activities of helping others will develop the qualities of kindness and compassion in students. Teachers should offer their students to perform the activities like creating get well cards for the sick people and helping the disable.
Parents can teach their children to open the door for a lady pushing a stroller, offering a seat to the old, and similar activities. Making the children engage in such activities help them to develop the qualities of kindness, generosity, respect, and compassion.
Monitor the television use
Students learn a lot of things from movies and TV shows. Television is a huge source of exposure to violence, crime news, and other negative things. We all should take care of what our children are watching on television and make sure that they watch only the shows that teach good moral values.
It is the responsibility of parents to lock all the channels showing movies and TV shows related to crime, sex, and violence that may affect the children negatively. If possible don’t subscribe to such channels as it is not possible to monitor your children all the time.
Monitor the Internet use
The Internet is another source of information for children and students. They can easily access any kind of information on the internet. Even the restricted websites that are meant for adults can be easily accessed by the adolescents.
It is necessary for students to use the internet for homework, learning the lessons and completing the projects. However, teachers and parents should monitor the usage of internet so that they don’t access the restricted websites and negative information. Limiting the use of internet helps you prevent your children from learning the wrong values.
Use everyday experiences for teaching
Every day some situations appear which offers us an opportunity to teach our children some values. Teachers and parents can use such situations to teach the children about what is right and what is wrong. Knowing what is right will encourage them to do the right things and develop a positive attitude.
We hear the news, most of which consists of negative happenings around the country. Moreover, there are some incidents and events in the neighborhood of schools and homes. We can choose any of them to teach the children about good moral values.
Moral values are important for shaping the future of children. Students who learn good moral values at a young age are more likely to become good parents and good citizens. So it is the responsibility of parents and teachers to teach our children good moral values so that they can learn and pass on the same values to the next generation. Teaching moral values in homes, schools, and student care centers will create honest, patriotic, faithful and loving human beings.