Principles and values - FamilyEducation
Principles and values
09/23/2010 at 12:04 PM

In a world that is getting more and more secular without any standards for behavior, I find it hard to teach children how to live a life based on principles and values instead of secular realitivism.

I'm interested in hearing from others about how and where they go to to teach their children true and good principles and values in order to have a happy and productive life.

We have a family meeting once a week. We always co-ordinate schedules, we always have a treat, we often talk about a character trait, we sometimes try to solve a specific problem we are having, we sometimes play a game or do something active or go to a community event.

great suggestions and ideas, thanks for the response.

I came across this website that teach some great principles and values for families. see:

I got a toddler and a preschooler, and as early as now I can see that they tend towards the selfish me-myself. This is beyond our principles because we would like them to grow up sensitive and helpful of others. First step is to enroll them in a school with the same values as we do, and then to model the behavior we want. Be the change you want the world to see.

We go to church to teach the kids about principles and values as opposed to secular relativism. I think this has ALWAYS been one of the best options available to parents, but especially nowadays. In addition to church, we try to reinforce principles and values through bible stories, etc. I don't always agree 100% with what happens in church (of course!) so it's important to give the kids our own personal take on God (what we know and also what we don't know). Over time the kids will naturally develop their own personal view of these things which is fine. But I least want to make sure I give them some things to think about! Toys for 3 Year Old Boys

We give our kids our own behavior as models. We always put a premium on what kinds of values we'd like to see in them and what kinds of behavior are simply unacceptable. Ever since they were younger, we always make it a point to talk to them. Asking them about school, or about a movie we saw, or just about anything. ------------ Moonwalk sales

That's a good idea.