Consistency is key when teaching children values
EDUCATION authorities frequently emphasise the fact that education never ends.
This is especially necessary for educators (parents and teachers), because they have to continually develop themselves to improve other people.
Teachers pretend that young people are educated, have the habit of reading and study, know how to take advantage of the free time at their disposal for their personal enrichment, and that their subsequent work has a purpose of service to others.
But parents and teachers should set an example in all of this.
Teachers educate students with their words, but above everything else also with the way they behave and set examples.
Education experts say words move, but examples draw.
The examples set in the family is the footprint that remains in children.
The behaviour of parents acts as a stimulus and points the way in relation to the behaviour of their children.
Perhaps the most important aspect of this matter is consistency. Consistency in what parents say and what they do, as well as what they demand of their children and what they demand of themselves, is crucial.
If this consistency is applied, parents will gain respect and credibility to exercise authority in the family.
If teachers neglect their own personal development, they will find it difficult to instill development among their students.