Many parents are compromised when it comes to teaching good morals to their kids. Parents feel helpless because they believe our society is in moral decline, and so much of what children are seeing and experiencing is contrary to what parents believe is moral.
The internet and social media occupy so much of children’s lives, and they abound with people who are willing to do ‘anything’ to gain attention. Television is rife with violence, self-gratification and criminal acts.
Kindness, fairness and justice are key traits parents want to instill in their children, yet when parents are faced with so many contradictions to their own moral beliefs, it is very tempting to simply abandon teaching good morals.
Despite the seeming hopelessness of parents teaching good morals, there are a few good ideas for teaching goodness to kids in this article by Stephanie Manes.