Home ARTS & CULTURE Reinforcing Lost Values In Raising Children By Ndali Modebe

Reinforcing Lost Values In Raising Children By Ndali Modebe

by InlandTown Editor
0 comment
Ndali Modebe

“Gen Z Vs Millennials”
“Millennials Vs Baby Boomers”

Times are fast changing, values are dropping from “Baby Boomers, Millennials & Gen Z, it’s evident that the simple art of giving up your seat to older person Or even greeting older people in the morning is fast becoming old fashioned, archaic, lost. 

Should this be the case, can anything be done about this in these modern times?

Clearly, there are several values that seem to have declined or become less emphasized in the process of raising children.

Here are some examples of lost values in raising children:

1. Respect
Respect for elders, authority figures, and fellow human beings has seen a decline in some instances. Teaching children to respect others’ opinions, differences, and personal boundaries is important for fostering harmonious relationships.

2. Responsibility
The value of personal responsibility and accountability has somewhat diminished. Teaching children to take responsibility for their actions, choices, and commitments helps them develop a sense of ownership and maturity.

3. Patience
With the instant gratification culture prevalent today, teaching children patience has become more challenging. Imparting the value of delayed gratification, perseverance, and patience helps children understand that not everything comes instantly and that some things require time and effort.

4. Empathy
Developing empathy and compassion for others is crucial for building healthy relationships and a caring society. Children need to learn to understand and share the feelings of others, show kindness, and consider the impact of their actions on others.

5. Resilience
Building resilience in children has become increasingly important in a world that presents numerous challenges. Encouraging children to develop resilience by embracing failures, learning from setbacks, and bouncing back from adversity helps them develop the strength to overcome obstacles and thrive.

5. Gratitude
The value of gratitude and appreciation for what one has often gets overlooked in today’s consumer-driven culture. Teaching children to express gratitude, count their blessings, and value the efforts of others cultivates a sense of contentment and humility.

6. Integrity
Instilling the value of integrity and honesty is essential for building trust and ethical behavior. Children should understand the importance of being truthful, keeping promises, and acting with integrity even when no one is watching.

7. Work ethic
In an era of instant gratification and convenience, teaching children the value of hard work, perseverance, and a strong work ethic is crucial. They need to learn that success often comes from dedication, effort, and a commitment to continuous improvement.

8. Cultural and moral values
With the globalization of cultures, some traditional cultural and moral values have been diluted or overshadowed. It is important to preserve and pass down cultural traditions, values, and ethics that contribute to a sense of identity, heritage, and moral compass.

Efforts should be made to reintroduce and reinforce these values in raising children, as they play a vital role in their personal development, relationships, and their contributions to society.

Parents, caregivers, and educators can take an active role in imparting these values through modeling, open discussions, and providing opportunities for children to practice and internalize them

Read Also: Finding The Lost Art Of Discipline By Ndali Modebe

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

* By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More