While there’s no doubt that I make parenting mistakes daily (hey, I’m not perfect), if there’s one thing I want to do right, it’s to make sure that I raise children who show respect, are responsible, and know how to say their please and thank you’s. I owe to society as a parent to teach my children the difference between right and wrong.
Of course, teaching children gratitude, responsibility, and knowing the difference between being honest and telling a lie isn’t easy. Just like adults, kids are tempted to touch all the bad stuff before the good. That’s why I try to enforce the right kind of values and morals before it’s too late. We all know that by the time they hit their teen years, it’s hard to reverse any damage (or lack of parenting) that has been done.
With that being said, you don’t want to raise a spoiled brat. Trust me! Yet, as parents it’s hard to avoid at the same time.