It’s important we start or continue to maintain our own morality, if as parents 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 what we do 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’s what we as parents should be striving for. It’s important for family members, including extended family, 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.
The right influences go a long way to help build the foundations for all children. It’s not just down to the parents, but influences must be uniform and 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.