Habits shape an individual’s personality for better or worse, and the promptest time to embed good habits is during a person’s childhood. Since a child can be moulded very easily into a better person than a grown-up, it is very important to teach them good habits. Also, old habits die hard. The habits you teach your child today at an early stage tend to stay longer than the ones you teach an adult. Habits are for life and that is why the habits learned during childhood are really important in a person’s life. Some habits to teach your child are:
- Maintain healthy food habits.
- Proper sleep of 8-9 hours
- Develop reading habits
- Regular exercise routines
- Handle money responsibly.
- Don’t litter public places.
- Systematic studies
- Honesty is the best policy.
- Sharing is caring.
- Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.
- Learn to stay organized.
- Be courteous to everyone.
- The importance of time management and punctuality
- The significance of hard work and patience
Children look up to their parents as their role models. This implies that parents advise them on good habits but also set good examples for their children. Correct them for their bad behaviour and help them differentiate between good and bad habits. Give them small-small lessons, give them small tasks, and activities for better understanding and learning, and be nice and patient with them. There are loads of good habits to teach them. Go slow and steady with them.