We all want our children to turn out to be well-rounded, kind individuals. Explore these moral values with your child to build a confident and strong-willed youngster.
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We’ve teamed up with an independent school in Hampshire to look through six key moral values to try and instil in your child.
1 – Honesty is one of the most important moral values
Showing your child how to be honest towards others is a key value. But you should also encourage them not to lie and admit when they’ve done wrong. Letting your child be more honest will allow them to form stronger relationships between their friends and family.
2 – Keeping promises
Even the small promises should be kept where you’re able to. Children hold a lot of small promises between their friends. If your child tells you about something they were told not to tell to anyone else, then have a chat with them about the potential breaking of trust for doing so.
3 – Withhold judgement
Some people are really quick to judge. But you should show your child that it’s wrong to pass judgement on someone they haven’t spoken to or engaged with. People have different opinions about many people they meet in their lives. Encourage your child to make an informed decision about who they trust.
4 – Respect
Being respectful comes with understanding how to use your judgement. It’s also about how you act in front of your child and what they’ll mimic in their own lives. Your child may not like the partner they’ve been paired with for a school project, but respect will teach them that they’ll continue to work with this person without complaint.
5 – Compassion
The act of loving other people and offering support is a key moral value that all children should be taught. If your child can express love, they’re able to understand common struggles and identify ways they could help their parents, siblings or friends.
6 – Learning how to compromise
Not everything can go a child’s way. That’s why dealing with tricky situations and being able to compromise will make children more resilient and quick to act when making difficult decisions.
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