It’s important as parents 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 often fail to think about how our actions will impact on 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’s what we as parents should be striving for. It’s important for family members, including extended family, in fact anyone looking after our children, to have the same moral standing.
Perhaps, we should take the time to work things through, instead of leaving our parenting to chance, in the hope that our children will come out okay. We need to be empathetic, compassionate and tolerant and patient in our approach to problems and people.
The right influences will go a long way to help build the foundations for all children. It’s not just down to the parents; influences must be uniform across the board. We should want to guide in a way that helps serve children better.
It will not only make us better parents but will make us better people too.