There are no guarantees the moral codes we teach our children will be used by them as adults. The hard part for any parent is standing back, whilst they watch their child live their lives differently. As a child, I innately knew how to behave.
Morality is usually passed on through the generations and is self-taught. It’s not something we need an education for, anyone can learn about morality; we must continue to keep an open mind on individual circumstances, instead of making broad assumptions. There is no reason why we can’t think about and use morality for ourselves; it just takes practice.
The world is changing and so is morality. There is an art to expression and an art to understanding how to use morality. It has become too easy for people to assume and demand, without giving consideration to the way they ask and speak to others.
When I was growing up, respect and morality was something we grasped diligently. We sponged it up. It was almost expected of us that we would live our lives with the same values as our parents and grandparents. Morality isn’t about education, it’s about understanding, a place, an acceptance that we will work and live with morality.
Morality if continually practised will bring about a sense of calm, a sense of peace and a sense of belonging, it isn’t really here now. As children grow now, technology has become their main focus as they continue to keep pace with what’s going on around them.
If children don’t use morality, their peers won’t either. Peer pressure changes how children function. It is sad, but even more frustrating for the parents.