How To Avoid Teaching Children Bad Lessons

Avoid Teaching Children Bad Lessons
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(Last Updated On: February 8, 2019)

It worries many parents how to raise their kids and for that they make many restrictions and teach them bad lessons. This kind of teaching and restrictions lead them in the wrong way and affect their mental health and self-confident. Parents should avoid teaching children bad lessons for success in life.

Avoid Teaching Children Bad Lessons

Avoid Unnecessary Comments

Crying Child
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Crying Child

You might have noticed that when a child is sad and cry for any reason, many parents, grandparents and other adults at home, school or other places have a usual comment that “are you a baby to cry, shame” or blame them responsible for their sadness. Sometimes, the same kid asks the same question to his friends, because he/she learned that from the adults. Instead of saying such words, they can make the child accept that sadness and crying is a natural human emotion, and not just for babies. I feel crying is good because that relieve mental stress. That is a way of the body to empty the heaviness from the mind and heart.


Parent Criticising Child
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Parent Criticising Child

Some parents want their kids to be perfect in everything. They point out silly mistakes and ask the kids to make it perfect.

Mistakes are part of human life and every person make mistakes in the life journey. Click To Tweet

Instead of asking kids to make everything perfect, parents need to teach their children that mistakes are okay and it can happen with anyone. Otherwise, the children will become a perfectionist.

Make Responsible


Teach children housework which they can do at their age. It is necessary for children to gain responsibility. But do not treat them as servants or force them to do anything.  It would be better for parents to show love and consideration for their children. Appreciation helps to produce Dopamine hormone which is necessary for happiness.

Make your children feel they are being acknowledged for their hard work. Click To Tweet

8 Lessons You Should Avoid Teaching Children

Watch the below video explaining about 8 bad lessons a lot of parents unknowingly teach their kids. Also provide some healthy alternatives that’ll help you raise your kids to become mentally strong, confident, and self-sufficient adults.

Time Stamp – Teaching Children Bad Lessons

  1. Snitching is wrong. 1:02
  2. Children shouldn’t express their negative emotions. 2:27
  3. You should try to make people like you. 4:38
  4. Get good grades or you’ll never get a good job. 6:14
  5. “Always the best for my baby!” 8:03
  6. Making a mistake means losing something. 10:13
  7. Children should never be idle. 12:44
  8. Children must always share their toys. 14:09

What can you do?

Mother Talking With Daughter
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Mother Talking With Daughter
  • Teach and encourage your kids to talk openly to adults about unfair or difficult situations. They should be fearless to share problems with family. If some stories do not look like a big deal through the eyes of an adult, be patient and tell them to wait. Teach Children Self-Protection – How To Handle The Situation
  • Encourage children to express their feelings in a safe way.
  • Your children should not have to sacrifice their own interests and goals to please others. Children should let no one forced them to do something they don’t want to do.
  • Teach children to gain knowledge through hard work, but do not wrap up in good grades.
  • Parents should become a role model in financial matters. Make them understand the value of money and proper use. Teach them there are many things vital to happiness and well-being, but money can not buy everything required in life.
  • Do not punish for everything, especially for honest mistakes. If your child does not get the good grade, do not criticise or show your unhappiness, but realise that your child need help with a tough subject.
  • Give them time and the chance to handle work they can do. If you do everything for them, they will rely on everything on others and will not have the knowledge or courage to do things when necessary.
  • Encourage your children to share their toys, books and other things with friends, but tell them to avoid bad friends.
  • Make them realise Parents Love Never Ends
  • Teach Your Kids Kindness Can Make A Better World



Do not worry about grade, awards and publicity of your child, but help them to become good citizens in life. Give them chance to poudly say that their parents are behind their success.

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