Moral Values for Kids | Angel Bear Yoga

Introduction:

For your child’s holistic development it is crucial to expose them to life lessons early on in life. 

Instilling good moral values in children helps in more than one way. 

Things that you can do to instill moral values for kids –

  • Name the core values that help in character building.  Make a list of values you feel are important and you want your child to instil.

Some examples of core moral values for kids are honesty, love, empathy, courage, respect, and kindness.

child’s perspective

  • View moral values from your child’s perspective- 

When your child comes and hugs you without reason, it is love.

When he or she tells you that the cookie you baked is not good, he or she is honest.

When he or she shares her lunch with a friend in school, that’s kindness

When he or she puts a bandaid on his or her teddy bear, that’s empathy. 

When he or she takes care of her belongings in school, that’s being responsible

When he or she builds a tower with blocks multiple times in spite of failing, that is determination 

You may feel you are not teaching moral values for kids, but your child learns best by seeing what’s happening around him or her. That brings us to our next point. 

  • Model core values – Instead of teaching values to your child, model the values you want your child to learn. 

Your child observes your daily actions so behave in a way you want your child to behave. You don’t have to keep a separate day or time to teach moral values for kids. Children learn from your actions every day. 

You can read stories to your child about moral values or even share your story. 

In family time make it a routine for all to share, this teaches your child empathy

One wonderful way of teaching your child empathy and how to care for others is by playing the ‘buddy game’. In this game, you prepare chits with the names of all your family members and put them in a bowl. Ask each member to pick a chit. Whosoever’s name appears on the chit is going to be their ‘buddy’ for the day. The task is to do something nice for your ‘buddy’ without telling them. While playing this fun game, he or she will learn how to do random acts of kindness without wanting something in return.

For kids, there are fun personality development activities. You can give your child a situation and see how he or she reacts. Eg. Raju and Mira went to the park to play. Raju found a ball and took it to play. What do you think Raju could have done? Let your child respond the way he or she wants. If you need to give your input, don’t tell them they are wrong but instead say here’s another way to do it. 

If you want to teach your child how to be responsible – you can give him or her the task of nurturing a plant and watching it grow. Your child will take responsibility for watering the plants and taking care of them. 

Appreciate good behaviour: Make sure to take note and appreciate your child’s good behaviour. This encourages him or her to practice good values.

Moral values for kids add something magical to the process of parenting. They play an important role in how your child turns out to be.

 Please try out these moral values for kids and let us know which one works for you. 

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Introduction:

For your child’s holistic development it is crucial to expose them to life lessons early on in life. 

Instilling good moral values in children helps in more than one way. 

Things that you can do to instill moral values for kids –

  • Name the core values that help in character building.  Make a list of values you feel are important and you want your child to instil.

Some examples of core moral values for kids are honesty, love, empathy, courage, respect, and kindness.

child’s perspective

  • View moral values from your child’s perspective- 

When your child comes and hugs you without reason, it is love.

When he or she tells you that the cookie you baked is not good, he or she is honest.

When he or she shares her lunch with a friend in school, that’s kindness

When he or she puts a bandaid on his or her teddy bear, that’s empathy. 

When he or she takes care of her belongings in school, that’s being responsible

When he or she builds a tower with blocks multiple times in spite of failing, that is determination 

You may feel you are not teaching moral values for kids, but your child learns best by seeing what’s happening around him or her. That brings us to our next point. 

  • Model core values – Instead of teaching values to your child, model the values you want your child to learn. 

Your child observes your daily actions so behave in a way you want your child to behave. You don’t have to keep a separate day or time to teach moral values for kids. Children learn from your actions every day. 

You can read stories to your child about moral values or even share your story. 

In family time make it a routine for all to share, this teaches your child empathy

One wonderful way of teaching your child empathy and how to care for others is by playing the ‘buddy game’. In this game, you prepare chits with the names of all your family members and put them in a bowl. Ask each member to pick a chit. Whosoever’s name appears on the chit is going to be their ‘buddy’ for the day. The task is to do something nice for your ‘buddy’ without telling them. While playing this fun game, he or she will learn how to do random acts of kindness without wanting something in return.

For kids, there are fun personality development activities. You can give your child a situation and see how he or she reacts. Eg. Raju and Mira went to the park to play. Raju found a ball and took it to play. What do you think Raju could have done? Let your child respond the way he or she wants. If you need to give your input, don’t tell them they are wrong but instead say here’s another way to do it. 

If you want to teach your child how to be responsible – you can give him or her the task of nurturing a plant and watching it grow. Your child will take responsibility for watering the plants and taking care of them. 

Appreciate good behaviour: Make sure to take note and appreciate your child’s good behaviour. This encourages him or her to practice good values.

Moral values for kids add something magical to the process of parenting. They play an important role in how your child turns out to be.

 Please try out these moral values for kids and let us know which one works for you. 

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