When we see families where people show violent, irrational or annoying behavior, that can be traced back to poor parenting attitudes. Parents can not escape the responsibility of instilling bad habits in children.
You must understand the social nature of habits. When you are impressed by a person close to you, you tend to copy his habits. Sometimes you stick to these habits for life.
You need to change habits not only for your betterment but also because habits are copied by people around you, especially by children.
Children have a tendency to copy parents’ behaviors. They pay attention to everything you say and do. It is important to set an example by leaving bad habits and developing good ones to become a better parent. Bad habits copied by children can pass down through generations.
It is an irony that people who have bad habits like drinking and smoking expect their children not to copy them. What they don’t realize is that they are creating future victims of bad habits by programming their minds.
Whatever you do makes a difference.
Want your children to be disciplined? Get yourself disciplined.
Want your children to be respectful? Speak to them respectfully.
If you want to become a better parent, set an example.
Personal development becomes a huge responsibility as a parent because you can only give what you have inside. When you know how to manage yourself, you not only become a better parent but an outstanding person as well. This is not easy as it takes commitment and self-discipline to change yourself for the better.
But, once you start making positive changes in yourself, you will be amazed to see how your children get improved. You will start feeling closer to them.
If you are able to manage your emotions, you will make them feel inspired. So, start doing personal development activities today and see the results.
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