So, here are some things you can teach your children so that they can become good people in the future.
1. Don’t Lie
Nowadays, it seems very difficult to find someone who is honest and trustworthy. For that, one of the most important things taught to children is not to lie. Tell your child that honesty is the most important thing, no matter how small the lie, it is still not good and cannot be tolerated. In addition, also teach children that lying is such an easy thing to do and maybe they feel happy when doing it, it’s just that there will be rewards for the lying that can harm them.
2. Take responsibility and apologize when you make a mistake
Apologizing is not only part of moral education, but also a beginning of ethics education that must be instilled in every child. It is very important to teach children that the word sorry is a magic word that can make life feel more meaningful. Apologizing is not only to admit mistakes when they were wrong or when they didn’t keep their promises, but also to accept their forgiveness and pay for their mistakes. It is very important to teach them about this to form a child’s personality to be humble.
3. Helping and Humble
Generosity and help can be applied to children when they are young until when they grow up these habits and behaviors can be carried over until they have earned their own income. If your child sees you helping other people, this will immediately inspire the child to do the same. Directly exemplifying a lesson to children will be better than dictating it from a book. With ordinary practice a lesson will be easy to apply, as well as about moral values.
4. Respect Each Other
Respecting every difference is an equally important lesson to be given when children are young. Direct and explain to children that differences are beautiful if we appreciate them. Because not everyone has the same views and goals as us. In addition, with mutual respect, the child’s life will be more beautiful.
5. Never Offend Others
This is one thing that is equally important to convey to children. Explain to your child what will happen when you hurt someone, also explain what things are classified as hurting someone else. Children need to be taught that hurting others is not an act that is justified, besides that there is always a reward for every action we do when we hurt other people, for example being shunned by others, hated by others.
6. Don’t Steal
This point is also related to the point of honesty, where not stealing and always telling the truth are the basic foundations of life. Teach children that stealing is an act that is not praiseworthy and classified as a crime that should not be done.
These are some of the important moral values that must be taught to children from an early age. By teaching and instilling these values, it is hoped that the child will begin to get used to it and make it the principle of his life that he carries until he grows up.