How to raise an ideal child
Raising an ideal child is an easy task. Just follow a step-by-step guide. So, let’s start.
Here are the rules that need to be followed:
1. Always get up in time, i.e. as early as possible and at one and the same time
2. Make up your bed immediately
3. After you’ve got up, get dressed, have a cup of tea and do some sports – jogging will come in handy. At least you can simply do some exercises.
4. Have some wholesome food for breakfast: eggs, curd and milk are your friends. Coffee and biscuits are your enemies.
5. Always come to work on time. Listen to some audiobook on your way so as not to waste your time.
6. When at work, don’t divert your attention to idle talk; you don’t come here to chat, do you. You can do it during a lunch-break.
7. Be always polite and respectful to your colleagues and the managerial staff.
8. Take a cold shower every day–then you will have strong health and you will not bunk off your work.
9. Don’t forget to show affection to your parents-call and visit them more often
10. Keep your things in perfect order. Nothing should fall out on one’s head when a wardrobe door is opened. Fold clothes carefully and roll socks into a ball.
11. Never leave unwashed dishes in the sink. Wash it immediately after having your meal. Don’t forget to discard the waste in the evening, otherwise there will be mice and cockroaches in the morning.
12. Make friends with people who succeeded in life, rather than with losers, drunkards and idlers.
13. Don’t spend evenings on social media. You’d better read a book and go to bed in time to have enough sleep.
14. Always tell the truth.
15. Always do your jobs on time, don’t fail to meet deadlines and never put things for tomorrow.
So, follow these rules (of course, you should start doing it before a child is born) and then your children will simply have no other way out – they will open their eyes to the light of the day, will see you, their most important and dear people, and they will take up your behavior pattern as the only possible one! By the way, there is one more condition. You should be happy and lead a good life. Unhappy parents are a guarantee that a child will start turning things topsy-turvy sooner or later.
If you don’t like this one, I can suggest some other methods. For example, method #2.
Denote in this 15-point list the things that you require from your children. For example, to go to bed and get up in time, to make a bed, etc. Then denote the rules that you follow yourself. For example, personally I never leave home without having a substantial and wholesome breakfast. Now look, what items have been included in both lists? Write them out on a piece of paper. These are things you can demand from your children. And just forget about the rest of them.
‘I don’t do sports, but you should do it, don’t repeat my mistakes’– that will never work. An example is the only method of child upbringing; the rest, especially the punishment and reprimands, are the devil’s invention. ‘My mother does sports, therefore she is beautiful, cheerful and can walk all day long without getting tired, –that’s the only thing that you can count on apart from the child’s good will.
I don’t mean that professors’ children always become professors and the street sweepers’ children always become street sweepers. But children take up your attitude to books, business planning, food and physical activity. No matter how trivial it may sound, but this helps to realize and apply the important principle: you can’t demand things that you don’t do yourself.
A proper way of living can be only demonstrated; it can’t be ‘hammered into one’s head’ or ‘implanted’.
I try to do it every day, urging my teenage daughter to go to bed. When she was 2, she could be washed and taken to the bedroom; but now she’s 12 and she’s too big for that. And, in fact, she doesn’t go to bed before midnight, because her mom doesn’t do it before 3 a.m. I’m an adult and shouldn’t be accountable to anybody, I have some excuses a la ‘I like to work when everyone is asleep and nobody distracts me’ Children also have their reasons for not being ideal.
We should probably put up with the fact that our child ‘is cleaning the footwear at the very last moment’ or ‘is eating some nasty food again.’
So, do put up with it, if you like sleeping in late on Sundays and lying idle on a sofa with a bottle of beer and some chips after a working day. However, if you adhere to the comprehensive rightness, then let’s get back to the step-by-step guide. Start it right now!