As parents, it is important we maintain our own morality if our children are going to have a chance of being raised in a moral way. The more moral the parent, the more moral the child will be.
Do we take time to consciously think about our moral standing? We know what we know, we do what we do, but we fail to think about how our actions will impact others in the longer-term.
A parent who is sensitive to other people’s feelings and injustices can influence early moral development in their children. It is what parents should be striving for. It is important for family members, including extended family, in fact anyone looking after our children, to have the same moral standing.
We should take the time to work things through, instead of leaving our parenting to chance, in the hope that our children will turn out okay. We must be empathetic, patient and tolerant in our approach to problems.
The right influences will go a long way to help build the right foundations for children. But it’s not just down to parents, influences must be uniform across the board. We should want to guide in a way that helps our children better.
A positive parenting approach will always have positive influences on children that will not only make us better parents, but will make us better people too.