Importance of imbibing values in children

A highly developed values system is like a compass. It serves as a guide to point you in the right direction when you are lost.

Idowu Koyenikan
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We believe what we are told as children. Our parents, teachers and elders are the ones who help us build a strong foundation of values. Adults act like guiding stars to the young minds. These young minds are moulded according to the instructions provided by them. The young impressionable minds are influenced easily by what they hear and what they see.
At some point of time these are the minds that will become the basis of society.  If they are taught to be calm, kind, tolerant, honest, patient , grateful  and generous.  The society that they will make and live in will be one that is beneficial for them and their families.

Do not be impressed by money, followers, degrees and titles.  Be impressed by humility, integrity, generosity and kindness.

Adults must be very careful in what they do and what they say, because children will pick up their habits from what they see their elders doing rather  than what they are merely preaching.  In fact a child will lose respect for the adult who preaches something different and practices something else. We must therefore be cautious of our actions, because the present  society will be the foundation on which the future societies will stand.

Forgive others not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.

 Humans do not live in isolation, we need each other to survive. Therefore, if we are able to  interact with honest, polite and good kind of people,  the quality of our life will rise manifold and we shall have a happy and peaceful life.
The kind of life that we lead today are the outcomes of our actions and those of the people we interact with.  The values imbibed at the tender age helps a person to lead a good life with less stress and strain.

Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.

Theodore Roosevelt

It is now our responsibility to set examples for the future generations to follow. To help them live a life full of  love and kindness. To build a society where there is consideration for all and no place for hatered and intolerance. Charity begins at home and therefore the first place to teach values to kids is definitely their homes. Schools are the next in line where value based education must be implemented across the world.  The values that we imbibe today in the young minds will ensure a better society and a better life for our young ones in the future.

We enter and leave the world alone. Everything else in between is a gift.

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