Education is one of the most important aspects of being a human being. If you’re a father, mother, grandmother, or teacher, it’s important that you ask yourself what you should pass on to the children around you. In today’s article we’d like you to consider these four core values.
1. EmpathyWhat could be more important than learning how to put yourself in another person’s shoes? This is how you gain a better understanding of yourself and others – building your life on mutual respect, happiness, and harmony. To understand that your actions can cause others harm, and avoiding causing that harm to those around you, is an exceptional value.
Empathy allows people to form true friendships, to respect their partners, and to be happy in the future with others in their lives. Knowing that other people also experience fear, joy, anxiety, or shame helps improve our society. And understanding that the things we do can hurt others makes us more respectful to their emotions. It’s a value that’s well-worth instilling in those around you.
2. HumilityIt’s important that children learn that they’re not better than anyone or anything. They shouldn’t boast to others, no matter what they have. Humility allows us to be happier with ourselves, because we learn to appreciate the most simple and basic things, which are essentially more important in life.
Living with a humble attitude will help you have a more realistic view of the things and people that surround you. To achieve this, try not to surround yourself with material wealth or goods, teach your children that everything in life requires effort, and that the smaller and immaterial things are the most important. Practicing humility is an indispensable value that we don’t always remember when we’re raising children. Will you try it?
3. CommitmentCommitment is something that children will develop over time, but it can be promoted from the time that they are very young. As they grow, they’ll learn to be responsible for their day-to-day actions and become more mature. Committing to things helps them become better people, better students, better family members, and better friends… strong ties and values are instilled in this way. Teach them that there are important things in life that are worth fighting for, and this is why it’s important to be responsible and always try to improve oneself. They need to know that every word that is spoken has a meaning, for example, both at face value and beneath the surface.
4. The value of self-esteemSelf-esteem is a crucial value that will enhance your child’s life from day one. Give them support and praise, reinforce what they do well and provide guidance to help them learn from their mistakes. Encourage exceptional behavior by demonstrating what you want them to do, pushing them to take chances with confidence and the knowledge that failure is not a bad thing – with effort, they can achieve anything. A person who has high self-esteem is strong and less likely to harm others because they’re happier with themselves. Children deserve this feeling, and it’s something you can help them cultivate.
Remember that to instill these core values it is you who must provide the good example. Be consistent, firm, and enthusiastic, while showing great affection toward your children.