This month we are looking at the word Trustworthy and the incredibly important role you as a parent, and us as instructors at the Black Belt Plus Martial Arts Centre, play in helping to improve trustworthiness in children.
In this blog post, Chief Instructor Jonathon Hourigan talks about trustworthiness and how we can help your child to learn to become more trustworthy.
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JONATHON: Hi mums and dads, Jonathon Hourigan from Black Belt Plus here in Burleigh. This week I’d like to talk about trustworthiness, and how we can help your child to learn to become more trustworthy.
It’s about learning to teach your children to tell the truth and to follow the rules. Trustworthy people tend to be more honest, and responsible, and reliable. There are many benefits to your child becoming more trustworthy, and they are that they’d be treated better, there are more opportunities, and it’ll increase their self-esteem. It’s a good foundation for other character development traits.
Now, when we look at the different age groups, the threes, and fours, they’re learning about what’s right from wrong. We want to teach them how to follow the rules. With five and six year olds, they’re learning that what they say has meaning, so we want to teach them to tell the truth.
With seven to nines, they’re learning that there are consequences to their actions, and we want to teach them not to cheat or to steal. With 10 to 14s, what we’re teaching them there is not everyone is looking out for their best interest, so we need to teach them to make the best decisions based on what’s right, not what’s best for their social situation or status.
As parents, you can help your child reinforce these qualities at home. A few things are that you can make promises only for the rewards that you plan to keep, make promises around only the punishment that you plan to keep, be consistent every day with what you say, and tell the truth to your children, and also tell the truth in front of your children.
Next week I’m going to give you a fun family project. Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you next time.
improve children trustworthiness