Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.
It is the 53rd National Children’s Day today.
The birth anniversary of first Prime Minister of free India, Jawaharlal Nehru is celebrated with pomp across schools around the country. Also known as Bal Divas, Children’s Day which falls on November 14 is celebrated to increase the awareness towards the rights, care, and education of children in India.
It also sends out the message that children of today are the citizens of tomorrow and it is our responsibility to mould them for a better tomorrow.
Here are 10 Good Habits you can inculcate in your child right from childhood.
Positive thinking and attitude can have a profound impact on the lives of children. Teach children to stay away from the negatives in life and focus on all things good and positive. A perfect way to do this is to create a positive, calm and nurturing environment for them to grow in.
Teach children the etiquette of respecting elders. A childhood nurtured on this good value will lay the foundation for a prosperous and blessed future life.
3. Good Literature
Inculcate in children the habit of reading good books. There can be no better friend or companion than a few good books that can shape a child’s thinking.
Teach children to be responsible right from when they are young. Involve them in the common work you do and give them tasks for which they are responsible.
It is important to appreciate children for every little achievement. Each child is unique and every small appreciation is a ray of hope for the child and he/she will learn to reciprocate the same in future.
6. Family Bonding
A child needs a good family bonding to have a strong upbringing. Children from families where relations are stronger turn out to be more confident and positive about life. Give them the feeling of togetherness and make them understand that family bonds matter the most.
7. Physical Activity
Encourage children to take up physical games and not spend too much time before television and computer. A majority of children around the world are excessively prone to obesity and other disorders due to the lack of physical activity. Make way for a healthier future and give children the joy of being involved in a physical sport.
8. Community Projects
Involve children in community projects and help them see the joy in serving others. Do your part in nurturing good citizens who love and care for other people.
Teach children to be honest, always. Honesty paves way for self-analysis and individual growth – two very important assets for a brighter future.
10. Saving Money
Money matters, of course! Teach children the importance of saving money and help them compound their savings from early childhood.
Wishing everyone a very happy children’s day 🙂