If you are to be a good parent, then it is something that involves you whole heart. There is no time to be lazy in parenting and in this task that you have been given, you need to be keen and observant. If parenting is a heart thing, why are there still books and guides to parenting that most parents refer to. Many parents do not trust themselves. Our own parents did not use books or guides to train us in the proper way; their resources were mostly advice from their parents, aunts, and uncles.
Although parents have sought counsel in books and guides, it is a sad reality that the children of today are not turning out as we hope they would. There are some who really don’t care but there are others also who do not want to disappoint their children and give them whatever they want. Their children have no restraints. There are many parents that do not teach anything to their children in the home about right and wrong behavior. You can encourage a child to be what he or she wants to be in the future, but these children also need to know that there is proper behavior when in public which they should always observe.
If you are serious about parenting and it comes deep from the heart, then children will get what you are trying to teach them. With the proper teaching, the child’s conscience will be developed to discern between right and wrong. If parents are consistent with their parenting, then the child’s conscience will develop naturally. If you don’t get yourself involved with the lives of your children, even if you are at home, you will be sending the wrong message that you don’t care whether they are there or not. Here there is no guidance for the children into the correct direction. The disadvantage for the parents is that they don’t set a limit for their children. The consciences of children who are allowed to do what they want will not be bothered even if they are already doing wrong.
The ruthless ambition in children is developed this way. Although these children can aspire for a future goal, achieving these goals at whatever cost is not good. If a child is not taught when young, she will not know if she is already doing something wrong because she will not know that there is a proper way.
Parents need to pay attention to their children. It is important to look for help from an outside source, if you find it difficult to parent your child. You will find many organizations or companies that help with parenting. If you want to put good conscience in your children, then you should take parenting seriously.