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 change everything around morality.
Morality is 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’s 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. Morality isn’t about education, it’s about understanding, a place, an acceptance that we will work with the same philosophies.
As a child, I knew how to behave and grew up with boundaries in place. Morality brought about a sense of calm, a sense of peace and a sense of belonging that isn’t there 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 friends won’t use morality either, even if they grew up with it. Peer pressure changes how children function. It’s sad, but even more frustrating for the parents.