Friday, March 8, 2013

Raising Children Right

Does this image portray that the parents are raising children right?

Does the fact that they are happy make you think that they are being raised right? That is probably what some of you think, but this isn't always the case.

These children are being raised right, and I say that because I know their parents. However, what we see is NOT always what we get. Wouldn't you agree?

Furthermore, not everyone agrees on how their children should be raised. So, what is this really about?

Raising children right does have some fundamental basics, but what are they?

Raising Children Right Comes with a Price 

You probably already know this but it takes work to raise children right! Some would argue that it takes work to raise children period. No doubt, right? However, you should know that it's the ultimate sacrifice to raise your children with morals and principles, as you really have to watch yourself. 

What example are you setting? How do you speak in front of your children? If you curse, so will your children and so on. Everything that you do as a parent is what your children will do. WHY? Because they model after you. 

Does the thought of this scare you? Even if you don't have children and you are planning to, how does this blog post make you feel? Raising children right is so important, and there are many steps you can take to make sure that you give them:
  1. Faith
  2. Substance
  3. Courage
  4. Love
  5. Character 
It's more than teaching your children to eat right, stay safe, and manage money. It's instilling faith in them, teaching them what matters most, having courage and facing their fears as they grow up, loving them and teaching them to love, and of course character. Teach your children that character is who you are when no one is looking. 

While it may be tough to swallow, remember it's everything! As a parent, if you are NOT teaching these things, at least consider what you could do better, or maybe seeking counseling in parenting or coaching of some kind. 

There isn't a perfect parent in the world, but remember, that how you model for them is what they will do. If you curse they will curse. If you speak lovingly and with wisdom they will too. These days it seems the only individuals that are doing this are the grandparents, and NOT the parents. What does it take?

Be Courageous and Start Raising Children Right! 

Have you ever been fearful when considering doing things differently with your children? It's only human, but the great thing is that you don't have to do it alone. EVER. If you had good parents then lean on them for guidance, and if you do not, then look for those that can help you with this. 

Remember, being a parent isn't the easiest thing in the world, but if you have chosen to become a mother or father it's your responsibility to raise your children, not someone else's. If you would like to be a part of a community that focuses on raising children right and encourages strong morals and values,  then come on over to see us at Courageous Life today and get connected. 

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