Sincerity is nothing else than to express oneself with clarity, simplicity and veracity. It is about not using hypocrisy or simulation to tell something. For parents it is very important to convey this value to children, however, we must also teach them that thin line between telling the truth with
Sincerity is nothing else than to express oneself with clarity, simplicity and veracity. It is about not using hypocrisy or simulation to tell something. For parents it is very important to convey this value to children, however, we must also teach them thatthin line between telling the truth with respect or doing it offended. With some simple guidelines, we can educate our children in sincerity.
Before age 3, it is very difficult to teach children to be sincere, they are not prepared. From 3 to 9 years old, children learn all those habits related to sincerity. At first they do it through observation and imitation. From the age of 6, they are already prepared to understand the importance of this value and the child can strive to tell the truth aunque, even if it sometimes costs him.Why some children lie
Learning to tell the truth is the basis for acquiring other values
as important in life as trust, kindness, generosity, kindness, responsibility, justice or friendship. However, it is very common for parents to have problems with their children related to sincerity. It is therefore important to know why children sometimes do not tell the truth: pueden - they may have difficulty distinguishing between what is fantasy and what is real, in these cases there is no intention to lie, only an inability to discern between imagination and reality. - get something that interests you by
manipulating the truth
. - a low level of self-esteem and self-confidence can lead the child to lie and thus face a reality that displeases him or invent situations where the hero is.-
Get the attention
of those around you. - avoid punishment or reprimand for any fault committed. - defend himself when he feels threatened.
imitate the behavior
of people who are important to him. How to get the child to tell the truth The encouragement and example of the parents is fundamental to ensure that the child does not lie and face reality with the truth. Some guidelines can help you achieve this:
- be attentive to times when the child is telling the truth and praising his or her behavior.
- find out what reasons encourage you to lie and try to correct them.
- create an affective climate of trust, where the child
is not afraid of being rejected re or reprimanded for not fulfilling the expectations.
- do not make value judgments like calling him a liar, much less in front of other people. - do not press too much on a fault. - to be an example to imitate, the little lies of the day to day of the adults are observed by the children and later imitated.