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Be Honest With Yourself and Your Kids Will Follow

Like what most people say, a child’s first teacher is their parent. Before a child enters preschool, they will first be taught by his parents to walk, talk, count, sing, dance, and socialize with people around them. Although not all parents are aware of it, having a positive attitude and good behavior are also key personality traits that can instilled in children, and it all starts with you.

 

We all know that kids can be mischievous and get out of line from time to time. If you are a parent who wants to teach your child good behavior, especially honesty and trustworthiness, you have to lead by example. Peter Pan, anyone? Do not make promises to your child that you will not be able to fulfill. Do not teach them something that they will later on realize to be untrue. Although it is true that some things should be kept secret to children, do not change the facts of these things and turn them into fantasies because as your child grows, they will know that you have fabricated stories before and might hold that against you, if not consciously then definitely subconsciously.

 

It is also important to show your child the consequences of telling a lie and telling the truth. If they do something that they know is wrong yet admit it, you should commend them for telling the truth but still punish them lightly because of the mistake that they made. If you always punish your child heavily, they will be forced to always lie whenever they make a mistake, thinking that they will be hurt again if they tell the truth. Your goal should be to teach them to learn from their mistakes and help them become leaders in their child day care programs – once a leader, always a leader.

 

What we do and how we act as individuals affects how we’re perceived as parents. If we don’t lead by example, we’re not only failing our main responsibility – we’re also failing our children. Young kids are very impressionable and take cues from what happens around them. If you want your child to grow up to be a happy, successful and self-sufficient young adult, their development starts with your behavior.

 

 

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