They say a person’s childhood will hold a huge impact on to their future and it’s a fact. There are plenty of influences from everywhere and parents should be quick in getting your children picking up the good habits.
Responsibility is the most basic habit that a child should be instilled with from the beginning. This would be able to teach your child that everything they do, there are consequences to it and they should learn from the mistakes to be a better person. How do you even get them to be responsible in anyway if you wonder? Let them start off by making small decisions and as parents, you should be there for them when they are in need of help and guidance.
You may move on to instill in them respect and understanding where both are complimentary of each other. With the understanding of others needs and knowing the importance of being polite and watching manners while respecting others at anywhere, you gain/earn respects from others. Your children should be taught that they should show respect regardless of who the person is or their appearance are like or their status held which are the basics of respecting. In order to help your kids to achieve another level of understanding how to respect others, they would need to earn it by being a good person with integrity.
Teach them to be open to options and be adventurous. This will benefit them a worthwhile later as besides gaining more knowledge and experiences, they would be expose to more cultures and environments which indirectly would mature them. Often than not, arguments would be lesser and so are unhappy events as your kids can learn to adapt to any sudden change in any situations easily. Your kids would also be not easily offended neither would they take small matters seriously which turn them to be a very outgoing person instead whom could socialize easily too!
It’s also important to teach them the habit of being thrifty with money. Giving gifts as a reward or on special occasions are fine but not all the time. It will not be special to them anymore and this would spoil them as they wouldn’t learn the meaning of moderation or being patient. They wouldn’t know the value of money either thinking it isn’t anything serious which could get them into worse situations when they grow older especially being in debts and overspend!
Another habit is to practice with them being punctual! It’s very hard to keep punctuality nowadays but with effective time arrangements and sufficient time allocated for backups, being punctual for your kids will be an easy task. This would help them to give good impression while earning others’ respects while disciplining themselves. By being discipline, they make life easier for everybody including you parents as they could sort their things themselves without having you to worry about them!
Good habits are definitely tough to instill but it isn’t impossible neither is it an overnight issue. Be patient and be willing to help and guide them so that they would know they have a family to fall back when they are in trouble.