Mommy's Favorite Things: Morals & Habits To Incorporate In A Child's Life Early On

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Morals & Habits To Incorporate In A Child's Life Early On


There is a saying that what a child learns from the age of 1-5 remains with them forever. It is not because, during this age, they have an excellent memory, and then it starts depleting. It has to do more with the subconscious and the unconscious mind.

Whatever a child sees or experiences during this age frame remains embedded in their mind. Some even show activities influenced by these experiences from time to time. This is why parents are always advised to refrain from domestic shootings or exposing a child to any form of violence.

On the other hand, this is the perfect time to teach them the right morals and habits to build better conduct.

In this excerpt below, we will be discussing some of the best morals and habits which you should start incorporating into your child’s lifestyle early on. You might not be able to see the results now, but as their adult years ensue, these moral conducts will help shape them.

Morals To Incorporate In A Child

Let’s begin with the right moral codes, which help build a child’s conscience between what is right and what is wrong.

1. Mannerism Of Speaking

The way one should speak or articulate in front of others, especially how to convey something respectfully, should be the first conduct. This will immensely help them in school.

2. Timely Wake In The Morning

No matter the day, no one in the house should be asleep beyond 7 AM in the morning. Yes, there could be exceptions to this rule depending on the circumstance (aka sickness or late nights). However, you have to start leading by example. Being an early riser does not mean waking up at 5 AM. Rather it teaches your kids the importance of up when the sun shines bright as it is the time to be productive.

3. Sharing With Friends

Leaders are not born; they are made by incorporating these social values early on. Teach your children the importance of having friends and companions in life and why being by their side and sharing will make them a better person.

4. Importance Of Keeping A Promise

As a tail end to the last pointer, children should know the importance of keeping a promise and the consequences of a betrayal. Whether it is a friend or a family member, betrayal should be portrayed in a negative light by parents and made aware of the punishment which comes along. Plus, they should teach the child the lesson about integrity and honesty.

5. The Value Of Speaking Up

It is not easy to inculcate courage in a child, but you should teach them how to stand up for themselves and others. Now this is a lesson that can’t be taught simply with word of mouth. You have to narrate examples and stories from children's literature that shows standing up for others as the ultimate act of bravery.

Habits To Incorporate Now

Now, coming to the habits which a child should learn from their early cognitive years.

1. Contributing In Household Chores

This will not only occupy their free time when they are getting utterly bored but also give them respect and purpose in the house. However, remember to always do something when you ask your child to help. Simply giving them a chore to finish while you sit with your feet up might have a negative impact on the child. Allow them to observe and imitate you.

2. Reading Habits

Introduction to the vibrant colors and the mythical woodland creatures of children's literature once they start understanding the alphabet. Begin with reading them out loud and then encouraging them to immerse in the fictional world as well.

Ask them to sit with the books at least daily; this will also build a habit of sitting with their textbooks when their school life finally begins. You can even help them join some book clubs for kids where they will read collectively once a week.

3. Having a Conversation

Encourage your child to talk to you about what happened in their daily life. This will eventually remove the barrier that children have with their parents. This habit will help them the most in their teenage years when they will be dealing with a lot of issues in their body and environment. The habit of speaking with parents about their parents can allow you to understand what they are going through and essentially provide the right assistance through it.