Good parents do not resign themselves to being witnesses of what enters through the eyes and ears of their children. They try to reinforce or rectify said content with various means at their disposal.

Different media that can help

  • Conversations and dialogues in which value judgments are made that encourage reflection and relief from the children.
  • Directed readings , appropriate to the age and the general and particular objectives that are tried to promote in the child.
  • Contacts with suitable people , among whom teachers and carers are of primary importance.
  • Offering experiences directed and adapted to children , which make it possible to consciously discover better perspectives and values.
  • Making criticisms , direct or indirect, that children easily assimilate by leaning such criticism on clear and objective arguments.

Children need parents to think correctly . At the end of childhood they still do not have autonomous capacities and seek the ideological support of the elderly, whom they admire for their capacity for reflection and their dialectical abilities.

The last thing parents can do is to ignore their children and abandon them to the whirlwind of ideas and experiences that are present in their environment and that can reach them. Without the help of the grown-ups, children are helpless victims. With the family company and its healthy influences, encouragements arise in the fight against the acquisition of erroneous values.

But, to help their children, parents must overcome some strong temptations that threaten them . Among these we cite:

  • The inferiority complexes that lead them to consider themselves culturally unprepared for their guiding role.
  • The tendency to comfort , becoming thoughtless consumers of other people’s ideologies.
  • The tendency to judge all external influences with self-sufficiency, even if they lack the data to assess them.
  • The alarmist fears that tend to see obstacles and risks in all unknown external elements and that can interfere in the lives of their children.
  • The naivety that accepts any idea as good because it comes from people endowed with benevolence and admiration.


If all ages are important in influencing the infant mind, the age that coincides with the higher childhood is more important. It is then that the definitive values emerge and when it is necessary to prevent deviations that can lead to dangerous results.

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