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3 Lessons You Need To Be Teaching Your Children

Principles are our belief systems regarding the world. These beliefs can be very specific or vast. They can be about a person or a country as a whole. Many scientists believe that these beliefs are set according to our principles. Furthermore, our principles have been developing ever since we were kids. Implementing good principles is a must if we are to succeed in life. Ultimately, this responsibility falls to the parents for the first half of our lives. Raising a baby involves purchasing the right products and being as careful as possible.

Some might consider taking care of babies easier than conditioning them when they grow up. Make no mistake, raising a baby is a full-time job and needs extra effort and attention. It is not uncommon to overprepare and purchase clothes or baby pouches in bulk. Yet as babies grow into kids, it turns into a completely different ballgame. Their principles will be shaped by their upbringing and experiences. While parents do not have complete control over this, they can implement several principles. Below are a few principles that are beneficial to teach your children. 

1: Honesty

Honest is one of the greatest principles you can teach your children. Being more honest offers many benefits to an individual. The ability to lie and get away with it can be taught from a very young age. That is why it is important to make sure your children are on the right path.

Here are a few ways to implement honesty.

Forgiving Mistakes

There will be many times where children will make silly or careless mistakes. This could be failing a simple school test or clumsily causing damage to the house. In moments like these, it is common for rage to take over. This leads to parents scolding their children, which is a form of punishment. More than that, it subconsciously tells them that they have disappointed their parents. More occurrences of this may cause them to hide their mistakes and even lie about them.

To mitigate this, it is important to stay calm and collected throughout. Realizing that kids are bound to make silly mistakes now and then is important. Above all else, forgiving children with a smile can go a long way. Offering to help them figure out what they did wrong or teaching them about forgiveness is vital. This will ensure children get the best care and beliefs.

Be Honest Yourself

It is common for parents themselves to lie about certain actions. This can be to avoid a difficult conversation or sometimes when they aren’t in a talking mood. This is natural and happens from time to time but should be avoided. There can be better and more forgiving ways to achieve the same effect. Sooner or later, children find out the truth in one way or another. Seeing their role models lying may make it seem like it is okay for them too.

Sometimes it is better to have a difficult conversation with them beforehand. This ensures that parents have tackled the conversations and children won’t be as curious. It is also okay to relay if you are tired to your children. This won’t make parents seem weak and will teach children to be honest.

A dreamy image of a young girl picking wild flowers.

2: Kindness

Kindness is another principle that helps children go a long way. Being selfless and helping others can lead to profound benefits. On the contrary, children can grow up to become bullies too. This leads to guilt and regrets later on.

Help Others

Be vocal via actions or words when helping others without expecting anything in return. Doing this in front of children will teach them about kindness. These are experiences that will stay with them and shape up their life. Seeing their role models help selflessly will allow them to do the same. They may even grow up helping others throughout their life. Whether they help cross an old lady across the road or help with gardening, they will be taught kindness.

Kind To Children

It is equally important to treat our children with kindness, While there is a certain level of frankness between family, being kind is also necessary. This treats children with a sense of respect. They become more likely to use the right words and be kinder.

3: Self Confidence

Self-confidence is very important. Being confident in yourself is a form of self-motivation that can help you achieve your dreams. Instead of finding happiness and motivation elsewhere, finding it in yourself is advantageous. Lack of self-motivation can lead to missed opportunities and being unhappy. Today’s simple lesson in self-confidence may lead to incredible new discoveries later on.


Before children learn to motivate themselves, it is the parent’s job to do that for them. This means reminding them when they look good in clothes or pushing them to do presentations. Small acts like that lead to big personality changes. Before they know it, they will be motivated and have great self-control.


One of the best things you can do is to push your children to find their passion. This gives them a clear direction and a sense of progress early on. Having a direction early on is better than being confused later down the line. Push your children to pursue what they like. For example, if your child loves technology and progress, then help them pursue it. Maybe later down the line, they end up inventing new high-tech machinery such as Can Packaging machines.


Good principles lead to great beliefs later on in life. Forming the right opinions and straying away from negative ones is a must. These are just a few of the principles you should help implement in children. Teaching them even a small bit can be better than not doing a thing. At the end of the day, this will make you and your children better.


About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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