Teaching your kids to obey the law is very important, especially at a young age. You want your kids to grow-up respecting the law and not getting into trouble because they were unaware of legal circumstances. That’s another reason why kids go to school. Teachers help kids learn, and parents reinforce their learning abilities and help teach them important knowledge outside of school.
For example: teaching your child how to drive. Unless you enroll your child into driver’s education, you or someone you know is responsible for teaching that child how to drive. When you are teaching them how to drive, it’s important to teach them about the law. That includes: stopping at a stop sign for two seconds and looking both ways. It also includes coming to a complete stop on a red light before proceeding to make a right hand turn. Following the speed limit is another crucial point that your child should follow when he or she gets their license. It’s important to prepare them for the real world and let them know that there are a lot of drivers who do not follow the law and that results in car accidents and death tolls. Do you know how many car accidents in NYC happen each year? Well enough to scare someone away from getting their license. This is not to scare your child, but to reinforce safety measures from a young age. Things happen, and it’s not to say that accidents are caused purposely but being prepared in the case it does happen is beneficial.
Besides car accidents and following the law when you are driving- it’s important to teach your kids how to obey the law when it comes to purchasing items from another business. Now days you hear about theft more and more on the news. Not just with kids but with adults too. It’s important as a parent to stress the fact that buying items from the store is the right thing to do, and sneaking the items in their pants and coat pockets in not the right thing to do. Letting them know that jail time could be the end result if they steal. All these precautions help your children understand the law and set them straight about the repercussions that could happen if they don’t follow the law. I know kids have a mind of their own sometimes, but when they are lead in the right direction and are constantly being reminded about things over and over again, this helps to drill it into their brains.
Throughout life, you learn and you grow as a person. You often get steered into different paths depending on who’s leading you. Therefore it’s important to make sure your children are surrounded by good people at all times, and people who are going to make positive impacts on their lives. There’s only so much you can do as a parent as far as making positive influences on their life. The rest is up to them to take your thoughts and knowledge into consideration and obey what you have taught them.