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The Good Kid and the Good Parent

Updated: May 19

In my definition, a good kid is someone who brings pride to their family and/or community. They do this by exhibiting good behavior, practicing or pursuing an interest, respecting others as they would want to be respected, and being willing to learn new things and assist with household tasks when they are old enough.

There are many ways for a kid to make others proud of them, but I believe that often, simply doing these things is enough for a kid to be considered a good one.

On the other hand, a good kid will stay away from crime and violence that is not in self-defense. They will avoid or at least try to avoid activities that can put a stain on the pride they generate for their family and other circles of people.

At times, it is sufficient for a kid to invest much of their time on a specific hobby or interest that is considered to be valuable or interesting, that can be enough to make their family proud of them.

Should you have a child, you can teach them the importance of productivity and servitude that not only be beneficial for others but for their own feeling of future accomplishment. Teach them the importance to have discipline and to avoid laziness when contribution to either themselves or others can be made. Teach them to respect others so they would be respected as well, as a mutual benefit, like looking at a mirror.

Parents, however, that abuse their children regardless of the good they do to them, pose a very bad example for their children, which means that it’s important to not only not abuse a child but to reward them for their good endeavour should they indeed do such.

By teaching a child the importance of honour and productivity, you have the power to bring good not only to them but to the future generations as well that have yet to be born, and the same implication goes on the opposite way — abuse a child you might make them abuse said generations as well. That is how powerful your guidance can be as a parent or a teacher to a child.

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Tomasio A. Rubinshtein, Philosocom's Founder & Writer

I am a philosopher from Israel, author of several books in 2 languages, and Quora's Top Writer of the year 2018. I'm also a semi-hermit who has decided to dedicate his life to writing and sharing my articles across the globe. Several podcasts on me, as well as a radio interview, have been made since my career as a writer. More information about me can be found here.

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