Creating consciousness among children

In todays day and age of impulsive natures, it is very important that we talk to our children more often than not.It's good to talk to them, because we should know and understand what kind of problems they face in their day to day life, what are the challenges that they are coming across as a new generation and how can we help make a little difference in their lives that'll take them towards betterment.

First and foremost, it is essential for us to understand that 24/7 criticism will distance our kids further away from us . After all we don't want them confiding in their friends more than us. This way their problems would
never be handled by a mature mind.

Even if our child tells us something we don't like much, "listen to them, let them finish speaking!", if you'd interrupt in between and start off with your moral lectures, they'll never come back to you with their problems.

I was taking to a lady once who gave me a very valuable lesson during her co…
Sometimes I think, in this day and age of barbies and other dolls that look profoundly skinny, how can I ever teach my daughter "that the only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart." Today four and five year old are conscious about the way they look. My daughter once asked me, "mumma, being thin is good and  fat people don't look good at all".I was shocked at her view , what makes her say that , and that too at such an innocent age?  
We as a society are not giving our kids something to look up to. We talk about discrimination and racism at length, but get light skinned, twig thin dolls for our kids. We teach little boys to be tough instead of being caring and respectful especially towards the opposite sex.
We talk about cleanliness in the country , but when it comes to throwing empty wrapper form our cars, we even let our kids do the honours.
We are raising a future generation, but the examples set by us are not worth being imbibed.
We have to let our daug…