In the modern times, kids have become very indifferent to the issues that we give very importance. Kids are so engrossed in the internet and gaming that they do not care what’s going around.
Kids need to be responsible. They need to have empathy and sympathy. They need to be compassionate. However, these emotions are missing in today’s kids.
Here are some tips for parents to encourage social responsibility and mold them to become a responsible citizen
Encouraging Social Responsibility in Kids
Social Responsibility: Picking trash from the garden might sound boring, however, your child might love this if you make this a game. Teach them to care for the environment. Tell your child, how environment relates to human beings. Teach them not to waste, tell to reuse things. For example, you can tell him how water is important and why he should not waste water. Go for a nature walk. Nature can teach a lot of things to your child. You can tell your child how trees help human beings, how human beings are depended on ecosystem etc.
Teach them compassion: Help your child understand the power of compassion. Encourage them to be compassionate towards homeless people, animals etc. If you bring a pet in your home, children will learn to love animals. Having a dog, a cat, a parrot, even a fish in the home will make your children happy. Children love to interact with living things more than non-living things like a toy car.
Teach ethics and morality: Teach your child what is ethical and what is unethical. Help him understand the difference between ethical and unethical.
Morality is a distinction between good and evil, morality refers to the right conduct. By teaching morality, try to raise a morally responsible individual.
Tell them the importance of values. Explain to your child why being good actually matters, how truthfulness will help in life.
Raise honest kids. Honesty is the best policy is an old saying. However, research has proved that when the child is honest, he will grow up into a responsible human being. Your child might lie in order to please you or get benefits. Always check whether the child is telling truth or not.
Don’t let them choose friends over parents: When it comes to confiding something, children will always go to their friends. However, their friends are not the best people to give them advice. You can be your childhood friends and encourage them to confide in you. Make yourself available. When your children need you, you must always be available. One mistake can damage their entire life.
Teach the value of money: Money has a great importance in life. Teach your children it is not easy to make money. If you are giving pocket money, check how they are spending. Teach them to spend less, save more. If they learn how hard it is to make money, they will learn the importance of spending less and saving more.
Create a loving atmosphere: If you are harsh on your child, he will never trust you, he might even hate you. Give love, take affection. Love is a two-way process, if you want to be loved, you need to give love. Love your child and he will shower with affection Give them true love. True love is not connected with showering your child with kisses or giving everything your child wants. True love means, you are doing what is best for him