The importance of being with family is probably realized by most of us only when we are quite a few miles away from our near and dear ones. Conversely, when we are with them we tend to take them for granted. These are the same people who love us unconditionally and accept us just the way we are.
They stand by us through thick and thin and support us in all our endeavors. So, why don’t we take a few moments from our busy lifestyle and spend time with them and give back the love they have given us throughout.
Here are some virtues in which the parents’ individual attributes:
- Compassion: understanding the suffering of others or self and wanting to do something about it
- Equality: believing everyone deserves equal rights and to be treated with respect
- Acceptance: welcoming others whose ideas and practices differ from your own
- Integrity: sticking to your moral and ethical principles and values
- Generosity: willingness to give resources, help or time to others
- Cooperation: helping your family and friends, returning favors
- Fairness: acting in a just way, sharing appropriately
- Courage: willingness to do difficult things
- Honesty: being truthful and sincere
- Responsibility: being reliable in your obligations
- Kindness: being considerate and treating others well
- Self-control: staying in control of your words and behavior
- Perseverance: persisting in a course of action, belief or purpose
- Politeness: using good manners, acting in socially acceptable ways
- Respect: showing consideration for the worth of someone or something
- Trustworthy: reliably doing what is right even when it is difficult, being true to your word
- Tolerance: having a fair and objective attitude towards different opinions, beliefs or practices
- Gratitude: showing appreciation to others, letting loved ones know what you appreciate about them
While your children will have many influences on their moral development, you play the biggest role. You are their first teacher. They look to you to learn how to act in the world. While your words are important, it will be your actions that will teach them the most.