Morality through education would be fine if it happened, but sadly we don’t learn about morals in school. But even if we were to learn morality in the classroom, it’s a parent’s job to teach us what’s right and wrong. The more moral we are, the more we will do right by family, in society and by each other too.
Teaching morals is not only a parental concern and responsibility, but should also be a common responsibility. Since children spend so much time in school, it’s important that schools reinforce the morals children are taught by their parents; assuming of course, parents are teaching their children morals.
Schools sadly fail to raise awareness on compassion, tolerance and empathy as well as other initiatives, including how to communicate and practice such values in everyday life. Schools tend to teach facts and figures, but fail to encompass any real method of learning that help a student take their first steps into the world.
I remember being told to say please and thank when I was a child. But where I was left to emotionally fend for myself, I would work on my own moral compass. Everything you read in my blogs are how I choose to communicate my thoughts, feelings and experiences.
Children should be taught morality through their parents first and then reinforced through education, in a way that allows them to think for themselves. Schools sadly don’t have the time or resources, to continually re-evaluate morality, but it’s easy to see why these morality is crucial in everyday life.