A heart-based parenting is the best kind of parenting. You need to be keen and observant and you should not be lazy in this task that has been given to you. However, although parenting is said to be a thing of the heart, many parents still need to refer to books and guides in order to fulfill this task before them. There are a lot of parents who don’t have confidence in their abilities to be a good parent. Their parents raised them without these guides and books but with the help of the older members of their families like grandparents, uncles, and aunts.
If we watch the children of today closely, it would seem that even with all the books and guides in parenting all over the place, many of them are still not turning out well. 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. Limits are not known by their children. There are many parents that do not teach anything to their children in the home about right and wrong behavior. Although it is good to encourage to have ambitions for their future, they should also be taught that proper behavior has to be exhibited all the time when in public.
Your children will learn from whatever you teach them if you are serious enough to teach them and lead them from the heart. With the proper teaching, the child’s conscience will be developed to discern between right and wrong. Conscience will develop naturally with the parents’ consistency in their parenting. 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. These parents do not direct their children in the way that they should go. If children have no limits, then it will be to the parent’s disadvantage. 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. There is nothing wrong about pursuing your dreams for the future, but it becomes wrong when you achieve your goals at whatever cost. if children are not taught the proper way of doing things, then they can do something wrong and will not be aware of it.
Children should be given attention by their parents. If parenting your child is difficult for you, then you should look for help form an outside source. There are a lot of parenting help now being offered by companies and organizations and some even have websites for this purpose. If you want to put good conscience in your children, then you should take parenting seriously.