Teach Your Children the Significance of These 5 Words

March 1, 2016
When you teach your children the value of these 5 words, they're sure to grow up into happy, healthy and secure adults.

Raising children isn’t easy. They don’t come with a manual that tells you how to raise them into becoming happy adults. That’s certainly what we all hope for and what parents want for their children. Teach your children to trust, feel, understand, share and love, and they will have the skills they will need to blossom in life.

We make mistakes. Besides, sometimes we don’t even meet the expectations we set for ourselves. We may fear that we won’t be able to respond to the needs of our children throughout their life. However, one thing is clear: it’s not about being the perfect parent. It’s simply about being a good parent, guide and source of support.

We can’t obsess about solving every problem our children may have. Accordingly, sometimes it’s better to teach our children strategies and ways to accomplish things for themselves and find their own solutions. That’s why words are key in raising children. Today, we’d like to show you the most appropriate words that every child needs to hear.

Teach Your Children the Value of These 5 Words

1. Trust

Putting your trust in your children is essential for them to develop a sense of security and autonomy. We’ve already talked about the risks of overprotectiveness on our site before. This pattern prevents children from having their own learning experiences by controlling almost all aspects of their lives.

The phrase, “I trust you” should be impressed on them at an early age to teach them responsibility. In this way, they will know they have your unconditional support to start making their own decisions.

You’ll be interested in reading: Teach Your Child the Importance of Responsibility

2. Feel

dancing with a child

“How do you think children feel when you make fun of them?”; “How do you think people feel when you treat them badly?”; “Feel your own happiness when you manage to do something for yourself”; “Feel your own well-being when you hug your grandparents and tell them that you love them”…

Life isn’t just thinking about what we want and what we don’t have. Therefore, it’s not about “accumulating things” but about feeling good with what we do every day, enjoying our friends, family, petsChildren need to learn early on the importance of “feeling your life to the maximum, with happiness and integrity.”

3. Understand

a grandparent with his grandson

Our children should learn at an early age the importance of understanding others and putting themselves in the other person’s shoes. It’s vital that the intellect be balanced with emotional intelligence. Life isn’t just about understanding educational concepts like knowing how to multiply or understanding the ideas in a text book.

We also need our children to understand the complex world of emotions. Moreover, they should learn to talk about how they’re feeling and to express their needs and concerns.

4. Share

Teach your children to love.

“Share your happiness; form positive relationships with those around you, sharing what you have and accepting the kindness of others.” If we instill this essential concept into our children, then we’ll prevent them from becoming egotistic, thinking only of themselves and putting their needs ahead of others.

If they learn to share, they’ll have more secure and closer relationships with others, they’ll have better friends and form healthier relationships.

See: Values in the Home: The Secret to a Successful Generation

5. Love

a happy girl

In order to raise happy children, not only do you need to teach them to love and care for those around them but also it’s vital to teach your children to learn to love themselves. Self-esteem is really important for maturity and security.

Loving yourself and being able to show love to others is, without a doubt, a foundation for developing emotional intelligence. Therefore, don’t hesitate to instill these words in your children every day. Love, trust, understanding and knowing how to share are bridges to growth so that they can become happy adults.

Raising children is a daily adventure that should be approached with patience, dedication and love. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes: no one is perfect when it comes to giving advice or serving as an example. What’s important is that our children always know that we love them and that we support them in all that they do.

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