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How to teach a child good morals and values?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:41 AM on Sep. 3, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Set a good example. You don't need church or the Bible. I don't know what religion you are and it seems odd that people would press that on you. Church going does not equate moral. Morals are learned by the behaviors of the parents. If you teach your children a good life they will lead a good life. Just be proactive in their life. You can't talk to them for five minutes and they let the cards fall where they may.
    OneToughMami

    Answer by OneToughMami at 12:19 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • Moral development happens in stages. Children are generally only ready to learn the next step up from their current stage, so that's the one you want to model and use when phrasing things. Read up on Kohlberg.

    Clairwil

    Answer by Clairwil at 4:41 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • The best way to teach good morals and values are by living them yourself and letting your kids see you. Also, spend time with them when you do it, and be consistent with your parenting and disciplining.
    sailorwifenmom

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 5:16 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • Set a great example. Always look for teachable moments.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:17 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • THere is only one way: Set an example.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:39 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • Lead by example. Take them to Sunday school & church. Your owner's manual, aka The Bible, teaches them everything they need to know about morals and values.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 9:14 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • By setting the best example that you can. Also, when you see others not doing the right thing, seize the moment as a teachable opportunity. I try to make sure my stepkids realize nothing is free and they are accountable for their actions.
    lbjbarbie

    Answer by lbjbarbie at 12:12 PM on Sep. 3, 2009