In every generation, behaviors and attitudes of every individual could change. Let’s admit it, kid right now are more powerful than how we were during our times. They seem to show off attitude of entitlement and spoiled. It is even said that “Generation Alpha” or the children born of 21st Century are the most spoiled generation yet. Now, I’m not generalizing because there are still kids who are raised by their parents in traditional ways. The said behaviors and traits may have something to do with today’s technological advancement and social media influences.
In this article’s goal is to give guidance to parents as to how to raise children that are less spoiled and well-mannered.
Tips on Children with Good Manners and Right Conduct
•Don’t let them have everything they want. Of course, we would want our children to be happy. But being happy all the time and always getting what they want will develop into a problem when they grow up. They will not be able to handle disappointments and failures in life.
•Admitting and accepting their shortcomings. Children should be able to understand that they aren’t born into this world to be perfect individuals. Its okay not having perfect scores in exams, its okay not to know to ride bicycle, its ok not to be perfect and have flaws. They shouldn’t be pressured and they should feel that they are loved for what and who they are.
•Set rules and be consistent with it. A “No” right now should not be a “Yes” a minute later. When you set rules, be firm in implementing it. If you are inconsistent with your rules, your child will tend to look for ways in bending the rules and having their ways out of it.
•Teach and show to them the example of how to be thankful and grateful of whatever may come along. This will encourage more positivity in dealing matters and the children will have positive attitude towards others especially the elders. Start young, so it will be planted their roots.
•Don’t cover up for their mistakes. It might just be out of love from you, but it could have a negative impact to a growing and developing child. He will set in his mind that no matter what he does, you will be ready to pull him out from the shit hole. Make them understand that facing consequences when you do something wrong is a noble and right thing to do.
Raising kids could be very difficult thing to do especially for those who are first time parents. Also, we don’t have an overall control of our children’s mind and heart. As parents and adults, what we can do is guide them and be a role model. You should understand too that it is not just about growing a well-loved individual, but a responsible and well-mannered one.