Many of us seem to have lost the values that we were brought up with. I often find myself wondering, “Where are the values that used to be part of the fabrics of our society?” I believe that as parents and grandparents we can bring back the values that we were brought up with – starting with our respective families.
We have the responsibilities as the patriarchs or matriarchs of our families to make the effort to discuss and train our children and grandchildren on discipline and values. We should always look out for opportunities to share life experiences that will teach them values and discipline.
When we were growing up, we were brought up to stand up for the elderly to sit down. We were also taught basic good values and good manners like how to say ‘Please’ and how to show gratitude by saying ‘Thank you’.
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But when I look around me now, our children and grandchildren don’t even know how to greet people. And even when you greet them, some of them might choose not to reply not to talk of giving up their seat for the elderly.
I know that we are in the digital age but I think you and I should try and make a difference starting with our own families. We should start teaching our grandchildren how to say ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’. Even though we belong to a different generation, we must remember that our children and grandchildren are going to experience almost everything that we experienced while growing up.
As parents and grandparents we should go the extra mile to bring up our children and grandchildren to be more disciplined and make a difference in their generation.
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