10 Practical ways easy ways to make money with money to teach your children right values united church of god

Respect, kindness, honesty, courage, perseverance, self-discipline, compassion, generosity, dependability. Most parents want to instill these kinds of values in easy ways to make money with money their children. Doing so will protect them from potentially negative societal influences easy ways to make money with money and lay the foundation for them to become good citizens. We’re not fulfilling our responsibilities as parents if we don’t try to instill solid morals in our children.

Of course, this is often easier said than done. Teaching values takes time —a scarce commodity for many parents today. “our increasingly competitive economy is creating an environment where mom easy ways to make money with money and dad are spending longer hours at work and fewer easy ways to make money with money hours with their children,” observes gary hill, ph.D., director of clinical services at the family institute at northwestern easy ways to make money with money university.

Have these kinds of conversations with your kids on a easy ways to make money with money regular basis so that the topic of values becomes a easy ways to make money with money completely “normal” one in your household. That way, in the future, if your children do face moral conundrums, they’re going to be more comfortable broaching the subject with easy ways to make money with money you than with their peers. If you don’t address these issues with your kids, society will fill in the void, says dr. Hill.

That may sound like a tall order, especially if most of your dialogue with your children revolves easy ways to make money with money around “what’s for dinner?” or “where’s the remote control?” still, there are many ways to weave lessons about values into easy ways to make money with money your everyday interactions with your children. Let’s look at 10 practical suggestions that will help. 1. Model good values

“if there’s a discrepancy between what you say and what you easy ways to make money with money do, your kids are just going to ignore what you told easy ways to make money with money them. But if your actions are consistent with your words, then your message is going to be reinforced,” stresses dr. Hill. Your children will know that what you tell them to easy ways to make money with money do is vital if they see that you always “practice what you preach.”

Of course, everyone falls short now and then. Maybe you had to cancel the trip to the zoo easy ways to make money with money because you hadn’t really thought through all the other things you had easy ways to make money with money to do that week. Acknowledge to your children that dependability—or whatever character quality trait you failed to live up easy ways to make money with money to—is still important to you. Otherwise, they may get the idea that the reason you didn’t say or do certain things is because these things easy ways to make money with money really don’t matter that much to you. 2. Apologize to your children when you make mistakes

It’s a lesson janet of oakland, california, had to learn one day. “I had just found out that the car repair I easy ways to make money with money thought was going to cost $200 was going to be $2,000 and I was really upset,” janet related. “then my daughter came home from school and told me easy ways to make money with money she got a failing grade on her math quiz. That was it. I started screaming at her and sent her up to easy ways to make money with money her room.”

Several days later, janet’s daughter was playing a board game with her brother. When she started losing, she threw the game board into the air and stormed easy ways to make money with money out of the room. Several minutes later she reappeared to tell her brother she easy ways to make money with money was sorry. “I don’t know if she would have been so quick to easy ways to make money with money apologize if I hadn’t apologized to her a few days earlier,” says janet.

Even if you’re not always the best example, you can use that to tell your children, “well, I shouldn’t have gotten so upset when that other driver took easy ways to make money with money my parking space.” true, it might sound a little awkward at first to have easy ways to make money with money these kinds of conversations. However, the more you do it, the more natural it becomes. 4. Read the bible with your children

Plan some bible studies with your children, each exploring a different moral virtue. You might do a study one week on honesty or easy ways to make money with money gratitude, and then the next week read what scripture has to easy ways to make money with money say on compassion, gentleness or generosity. Help your children see that what you’re teaching them about right and wrong is not simply easy ways to make money with money your own ideas, but comes from god’s word.

You might tell of a time when you stood up easy ways to make money with money for your convictions rather than going along with the crowd, befriended a classmate at school whom everyone else was teasing, turned in a lost wallet rather than keeping the money easy ways to make money with money for yourself, or worked really hard to achieve a particular goal. When you tell each story, describe why it was such a moral dilemma, how you came to make the decision you did, and how everything turned out.

You may also want to share some stories where you easy ways to make money with money made bad choices and had to learn some lessons the easy ways to make money with money hard way. This is especially effective with older children, who may very well be facing similar moral struggles right easy ways to make money with money now. Try to help them learn from your mistakes so that easy ways to make money with money they don’t have to suffer the same consequences you did. 6. Hold your children accountable for their mistakes

You may be tempted to rush in and immediately try easy ways to make money with money to “make things better” for them by going to the principal and asking him easy ways to make money with money to take away the detention, or by paying for the broken window yourself, but don’t. If you rescue your children every time they make a easy ways to make money with money mistake, they won’t take responsibility for their actions. They need to know that bad choices result in unpleasant easy ways to make money with money consequences.

Melodie of richardson, texas, shares the story of when her 12-year-old son, chas, accidentally broke his friend’s computer monitor when he tossed a metal ruler at easy ways to make money with money it. “chas was sitting in his friend’s bedroom, and playing around with the ruler like it was a easy ways to make money with money paper airplane,” she recounted. She and her husband insisted on buying the family a easy ways to make money with money new computer monitor, and they were going to make chas pay for it.

“we know chas broke the monitor accidentally, but he still needs to learn that in life, you can make some costly mistakes when you’re being careless,” melodie says. She didn’t want to just “fix the problem” for chas, as he wouldn’t have learned from his mistake. She figures that the next time chas is with his easy ways to make money with money friends, he’ll exert more self-discipline and not get into trouble. But most kids won’t learn to do that if they never have to easy ways to make money with money “own up” to their mistakes. 7. Don’t let your children take the easy way out of easy ways to make money with money challenges

Suppose your son begs to sign up for football and easy ways to make money with money then wants to quit after two weeks of practices. Perhaps your daughter signed up for french class but a easy ways to make money with money week later she wants to drop it when she discovers easy ways to make money with money how much the teacher expects students to work and achieve. For the most part, you should not let your children get out of these easy ways to make money with money kinds of commitments (there are exceptions, of course).

Encourage your children to help others whenever they can. It’s amazing how helpful they can be to others just easy ways to make money with money through simple acts of kindness, such as making get-well cards for people who are sick, befriending shy or new kids at school, opening the grocery store door for a mom pushing a easy ways to make money with money stroller or making some small talk with the elderly lady easy ways to make money with money sitting by herself at the park.

Consider putting computers only in areas of your home where easy ways to make money with money the whole family congregates together. “you don’t want your kids surfing the web on a computer easy ways to make money with money in their bedroom where you can’t see what they’re looking at,” dr. Hill warns. If your children do have computers in their bedrooms, install parental controls so that they’re not going to sites you don’t want them to see.

Barb of lake villa, illinois, has just one television for her family of five, and that’s in her den. “when we watch TV, we all watch it together, and we make sure it’s a show that’s not promoting bad values,” she says. “if my husband or I see something on TV we easy ways to make money with money don’t like, we bring it up with our kids right then and easy ways to make money with money there, while we’re watching the show.”

Thank your children when they clean their rooms without being easy ways to make money with money asked or they do their homework without grumbling. Acknowledge what a good job they did when they finished easy ways to make money with money a seemingly grueling school assignment. If you walk into the living room and notice your easy ways to make money with money children playing nicely together, tell them how wonderful it makes you feel to see easy ways to make money with money them getting along so well.

“sincere praise goes a long way in reinforcing behaviors you’d like to see more of,” dr. Hill says. Point out specific actions your children did that were good, so they know exactly what behaviors they should keep doing. “it was nice to see you smiling and talking so easy ways to make money with money politely with mrs. McDonald at church,” communicates more to your son about what he did right easy ways to make money with money than simply saying, “you were a good boy at church today.” communication is the key

The bottom line is that you need to communicate with easy ways to make money with money your children. Talk about what they did right, what they did wrong, how to make better moral decisions, what character traits god wants to see in us, and why you’ve made certain choices in your own life. Granted, it takes time to have these kinds of conversations, but you’ll find the results worth the investment.

“don’t let yourself get so busy that you stop having easy ways to make money with money ‘real’ conversations with your kids,” urges dr. Hill. It sounds cliché, but children do grow up very fast. Depending on their age, you may have them living in your home for just easy ways to make money with money five or 10 more years. “you need to use the time you have with your easy ways to make money with money kids very wisely,” concludes dr. Hill. “make sure you build time into your schedule for consistent, quality, face time with your kids—while they’re still kids.”

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