Moral Values for Students That Help Build a Good Character

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The current lifestyle has changed almost every aspect of our lives. Be it moral values or character building, it has a direct impact on everyone.

According to professionals and educationalists,

The days when children played with their parents and grandparents are no where to find, because of the packed schedules. Here are the days when children and even elders are bound to electronics. As a result, the child is kept away from the hook of life and hence is rarely held accountable for their actions.

The Role of Parents

Swamy Vivekananda said, “ Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man..”

The kind of person the kid grows will have the reflection of their parents. Kids just learn from around, whether it is good or bad. We parents are the ones who can analyze the good and bad traits of our child.

Before the school and teachers, parents are the major source of shaping the kids in the right way. Kids are like sponges. They absorb what is there in and around the place they were in. For this reason, we as parents need to spend some time with the kids to observe their actions and words.  

Children used to spend time with their parents, grandparents, or other elders in the house. They used to listen to the grandma’s stories and explore them by asking and knowing things. But now, they are given a mobile in hand. These underline that children need attention more than ever until they know what’s right and wrong. There are many distractions around them to install ill thoughts and imprecise truth . It is we who have to steer them on the right path. Here comes the need for moral values for children.

What are Moral Values?

According to us, any activity that involves judging right or wrong requires values. While “Morals” are the senses to make the right conclusion. In essence, moral values are personality traits. Following moral ideals help children develop a good personality that is likable. Moral values are the standards that help individuals choose for themselves. This is the reason for us to introduce a subject called moral science.

Students are now more into studies and games but somewhere lacking moral values. In our moral science subject, we inculcated the basic principles such as truthfulness, honesty, hospitality, tolerance, empathy, and more.

The Values To Incorporate –

1. Respect:

We tell the child to “Give respect so they will get loved back more.”  A child must be taught to respect people regardless of age, religion, nationality, or beliefs. We as parents and teachers are an example for the child when we speak respectfully. Another important thing to teach the child is to respect and accept the competition. We must inculcate in children, respect for their circumstances as they learn from their failures.

Healthy social and professional relations from their childhood are steps to make them social. Talking politely to their bus drivers, maidens or house help are the things we teach to build ideal behaviours.

2. Gratitude:

The expression of thanks and appreciation is the most incredible human nature. It begins with contentment. We at Walkertown, cultivate thankfulness in children. This event starts by thanking their maid who helped them complete their lunch box, their bus driver who got them in and out of the bus, and their teacher who guided them to learn and enjoy. We don’t teach these as a lesson but as regular exercise. We teach them this value as a part of their daily activities.

3. Honesty:

“Honesty is the best policy.” Children read this in their stories and books, but to understand it’s true meaning might be difficult for them .

A child can learn honesty by being truthful to the parents and teachers. Let your child speak to you fearlessly about their daily activities be it school or playground. Do not restrict them from expressing themselves.  Be it grabbing their friend’s pencil box or bringing a doll from their friends. Once they convey the situation to you, you can make them understand  if their actions were right or wrong and what’s the right approach . This way you can acquaint your child to understand the difference between a wrong and the right path. This will surely imbibe in them to not lie about anything.

In fact, our faculty encourages the children to tell what he/she did in the day. We take every word of the children and let them speak their heart out and to understand their perspectives which helps the faculty  to teach them things better.

4. Empathy:

Empathy means understanding the other person’s problems, issues, emotions, and concerns. This is important to make the child socialise with the surroundings and to offer help to people in need. To raise an empathetic child, we need to first  be empathetic toward them. Our teachers listen to the story of each of our students. We do not  judge or jump into conclusions before listening the whole story. Then we gently answer them, so that they feel comfortable sharing anything with us.

5. Compassion:

Feeling love and care for others is the best thing one can experience. It is our responsibility to instill such values in children. It is necessary that the children learns to feel the emotions. Compassion and kindness can boost academic performance as well as one’s health, happiness, and interpersonal relationships.

6. Equality:

Equality is an integral moral value to have. Treating everyone equally for their rights, and opportunities is necessary. This will help eradicate thoughts of supremacy. These feelings are learnt from the surroundings where they spend most of their time.

The way you treat your maids, watchman, or maintenance member matters a lot for the kid to learn equality. Equality need not be sitting parallel and doing the work always. It is treating people as a human than as your support at work.

7. Courage:

Courage is a willingness to do things in any unforeseen instance or difficult situation. This ethical practice prepares individuals to do what is right. If the child is telling about his classmate who is bullying him, take it seriously. Speak to him in detail. This makes the  child  understand that he needs to raise his voice against unfair things around them.

8. Generosity:

It is essential for fostering kindness and social responsibility in your child. A kind child will be willing to provide a helping hand. Allow your child to offer help to others in need. Let them do what little they can.

9. Perseverance:

Making consistent efforts to accomplish a goal or feat is the act of perseverance. It’s important to introduce youngsters to a never-give-up mentality when teaching tenacity. Introduce it in their  everyday life. If a child has low grades, encourage him/her to keep working hard until they receive the best grades. But do not reprimand and compare them with others. When you can, use encouraging words to help the child learn how to persevere.

10. Self-Control:

With self-control, Children can better manage their ideas, words, behaviour, and emotions. Such kids refrain from impulsive behaviour and temper tantrums. Promote the value of self-regulation and patience to develop self-control. For instance, the next time a situation makes you furious or frustrated, try to restrain your feelings and respond rationally. It will give your youngster the best role model for self-control.

At Walkertown

At Walkertown Academy, we are responsible for teaching moral values to the child from a young age. Real education is not only academic excellence but also humane excellence, We believe it and practice it.

Comment down which of the above Morals your child posses and how you show your appreciation for their Good Morals.

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