Mahatma Gandhi once remarked, “There are no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” Indeed, this logic applies to the children who are brought up in a middle-class family. Yes, there are perils to raise a child, and the parents require to work very hard, but at the end when you see your child grow with righteous character and knowledge, your happiness knows no boundary. It is not that the kids born to rich people are spoiled, but it is often seen that without proper control, they start leading an undisciplined life. They start misusing their parent’s money by partying late nights and practicing unhealthy habits.
But often children born to middle-class parents don’t have the privilege to do so. So they might be complaining about it due to peer pressure. Under such circumstances, instead of scolding your child, you can teach them the importance of money and how to live their life peacefully and be contented with whatever they have. Given below are some of the ways to raise your child effectively.
Avoid branded clothes
From early childhood, you can take your kids for shopping at the nearest stores instead of purchasing branded ones, just because your colleagues do so. You should make your kids realize that they need to be happy within their limit of affordability. If you teach them this at an early age, they will learn to stay happy and within their budget, for the rest of their lives. You don’t require expensive clothes and accessories just to establish yourself in the society. Your manners and behavior will make you the best. This is the knowledge that will help to raise kids in the long run.
Teach children at home
Curb your expenses by limiting the number of private tutors you assign for your child. If you are educated enough, you can take up the responsibility of imparting education to your children. Tell your kids to be more attentive in the classroom, because that is where they will receive an education. You need not appoint a number of private tutors for subjects, which can be taught by you. This will also benefit in creating a bond with your children, and you can keep a check on their progress as well.
Importance of money
In a middle-class family, finance is of great importance. You need to teach your children the same. You need to make them realize how to plan the finance and make a budget according to that. Your kids should know the value of saving money. Stop taking your kids to expensive restaurants every weekend. Instead, make them enjoy homemade food. Give pocket money to your kids for what is needed. Don’t bribe your children by giving them extra money for fun. It can lead to misuse in the long run and they will never understand the value of money.
Make your kids hardworking
Make your kids realize that nothing can be achieved without hard work. Not many of us are born with a silver spoon, so you need to have the potential to earn your living. When they are adult enough, encourage them to take up part-time jobs besides studying. This will eventually make them more responsible and independent
Value of life
Above all, you need to impart the value of life into your kids. You need to make them realize to be satisfied with what they have. Yes, of course, they should strive to achieve more, but if they fail, they shouldn’t brood over the failure. They should have the potential to fight back and achieve success. In addition, most importantly, they should become a good human being first before anything else.