What "Raising Children" Really Means & 3 Steps for Doing It Right! by Roma Khetarpal
Raising children does not mean tending to their needs alone. Raising children does not mean just feeding them, and taking them to school, activities and play dates. “Raising” them means lifting them up or elevating them to a higher level – a higher level of thinking, feeling and behaving. Here’s how!
- Raise the intellectual characteristic of their personality by reasoning with your kids. Reasoning solidifies understanding. This will help them learn early on how to think before they act and also how to learn from their mistakes.
- Raise the emotional characteristic of their personality by making social and emotional learning (SEL) a family habit. Research indicates that a child’s social and emotional competence has a direct effect on their personal, academic and social success. Teach them how to identify and understand their feelings and lead by example.
- Raise the physical characteristic of their personality by teaching them how to express, in words, their thoughts and their feelings. Encourage and appreciate positive behavior. Discuss negative behavior.
Raising kids is paying attention to their inner and outer growth at every phase of their lives.