Humble people show respect. They don’t act arrogant or expect special treatment. Instead, they genuinely care about others and are willing to learn from them.
Sometimes humility is confused with weakness. But it’s actually a sign of strength because it helps us recognize our mistakes and limitations.
Why is it important to teach them to be humble?
Humility positively affects human relationships. “Humble people tend to have more friends,” says the book “The Narcissism Epidemic.” And he adds that for these people “it is easier to get along with others.”
Humility will positively affect the future of your child
If your son learns to be humble, he will benefit now and in the future…for example, when he is looking for a job. “The young man who exudes self-confidence and ignores his shortcomings is unlikely to do well in a job interview,” writes Dr. Leonard Sachs. “But the young person who shows a genuine interest in what the employer has to say has a better chance of being hired.”
How to teach them to be humble and polite
Today, raising children is an undertaking whose degree of difficulty is constantly increasing. Our changing lifestyles, technological advances, heavy financial responsibilities, and demanding schedules have led parents to face many challenges. Balancing work, household responsibilities, finances, and children can wear on any parent.
However, there are small details that we can pay attention to, on a daily basis, so that children grow up with deeper values.
- Help the child to have a balanced view of himself.
- Avoid popular phrases. Phrases like “All your dreams can come true” and “You can be anything you want to be” may sound encouraging, but they have been disproven many times in real life. Your children are likely to be more successful if they have reasonable goals and work hard to achieve them.
- Praise specific actions. Simply telling a child that he is “awesome” does not help him become humble. Be specific.
- Encourage the child to apologize quickly. Help him understand his mistakes and admit them.
- Teach him not to think that he is more important than others because that will make others avoid him.
- Be a good role model for your children. Teach them to be humble, understand emotions, connect and respect their peers.
Humility, like good education, go hand in hand, they are not characteristics of certain people, but are values that must be instilled from a young age; this will open many more doors for you in the future.