How to raise a child in an ordinary family
Mahatma Gandhi once said: “No school can compare with a decent home education, no teacher can compare with a virtuous parent.” Indeed, this logic applies to raising children in average families. Of course, there are certain dangers in family education, and parents must make great efforts when raising a child. But in the end, you will be happy to see that your child has adopted the best family moral qualities and values.
The problem is not that children who grow up in wealthy families are spoiled. It often happens that without proper control by the parents, they begin to lead a hectic life: they abuse their parents’ money, spend time at night parties and develop unhealthy habits.
Children who are raised in average families usually cannot do this. Therefore, they often complain of peer pressure. In such cases, you should not scold the child, it is better to teach him to value money and be content with what he has.
Do not buy expensive clothes for your child.
From an early age, you can take your child with you to the nearest store and buy clothes for him. You should not buy expensive branded clothing for your child just because your colleagues do this. Let your child know that he should be happy with what he has. If you teach this to a child from an early age, he will be able to be content with what he has in the future. To establish itself in society, it is not necessary to have expensive clothes or things. Good manners and behavior will help. Bring this thought to the child as soon as possible – and it will be easier for you to educate him in the future.
Teach your child at home
Limit your expenses and do not hire a large number of tutors for your child. No need to hire tutors in those subjects in which you yourself can work out with your child. This will help you strengthen his emotional connection with him and allow him to monitor his progress.
Explain the importance of money to your child.
In average families, finances are of great importance. Explain to your child how to plan finances and budget. Your children should understand how important it is to save money. If you take your child with you to an expensive restaurant every weekend, stop doing this. Instead, teach your child homemade food and teach him how to enjoy it. Give your child exactly as much pocket money as he needs. Do not try to bribe a child by giving him extra money for entertainment. This may teach him to properly manage the money, which will negatively affect the long term. Inability to properly manage the money leads to the fact that the child does not understand the value of money.
Develop hard work in your child
Let your child know that nothing in life can be achieved without hard work. Only a few people are constantly lucky, therefore, efforts must be made to earn a living. When the child is big enough, invite him to earn extra money in his spare time from school. Ultimately, this will make him more responsible and independent.
Instill in your child the value of life
First of all, you must instill in your child the value of life. Teach him to be content with what he has. Of course, children should strive to achieve more, but if they do not succeed, they should not painfully experience failure. It is important for the child to learn how to cope with life’s difficulties and achieve success. But above all, he should strive to become a good person.