Values and virtues are what define our character and guide actions. They are among the most important lessons and legacies we can build up in young people.
Never before has there been such competition for their time and attention. In a busy and distracting world, without the intentional effort and a commitment of parents and mentors to teach and model youth while spending quality time with them, values erode and virtues evaporate.
VALUES + VIRTUES = FAMILY LEGACY
The values and virtues we instill in youth when we invest quality time with them helps to build character and guide their actions throughout life.
These are among the most important lessons we can share and are the foundation of the family legacy they will carry on.
Today’s young people are digital natives. Never before has there been such competition for their attention. Predators, bad actors, and non-redeeming characters of all kinds invade the large and small screens to which our kids are perpetually glued.
In a busy and distracting world, without the intentional efforts and the commitment of parents and mentors to teach youth while modeling values-based behavior and spending quality time with them, critical values and virtues evaporate.
The Raise Them Right™ movement seeks to support and celebrate the adults who carry the torch for the core values that built and made America great.
We’re here to provide the Raise Them Right™ Community insight, support, and practical ideas for guiding the quality time you invest in those whom you have a sacred assignment to shepherd. With that precious time, you’ll teach the core values and vital virtues that build character, influence action, and set-up our young people for success. As goes the family so goes the nation!
Raise Them Right™ CORE VALUE: RESPECT
noun 1. A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
- Respect for oneself. Child psychologists attribute the vast majority of aberrant behavior in teenagers to a lack of self-respect and self-esteem. Especially if children are not taught about their personal value at a young age by parents and other influential adults, fellow children and an anonymous community online are sure to tear kids down at every turn. Children must be told and shown they are worthy of love and respect. One of the most powerful ways to communicate this is by spending time with them.
“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both under your belt, that’s real power.”
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