Teaching your children good traits that will serve them well in the future is important. Sometimes life gets in the way and of course there is inherent things about our makeup that are a given, but when you think about the main things you want your children to take forward in their lives as values, what would you say are the most important?
I firmly believe that it is trust and loyalty. If you are trusting of others, you will gain other people’s trust as long as you treat them with the respect they deserve. In teaching your children to be loyal, you are not only teaching them to be loyal to people, you are helping them build on trust too, hoping that one day this will help them to form loving and meaningful relationships with others.
As a child I learnt this myself, through friendships, growing up and sometimes getting it wrong. But you know what, I know what it means now and I value it more than ever now that I have children. As the older sibling, sometimes you are expected to deal with the fact that you understand and a younger one gets what they want. I am trying so hard not to do this with my two just now, but it is so difficult sometimes as I’m not sure how much Bubbles understands at 2.5 years old. I’m sure he plays on this
So if these are things that we expect and instill in our families as they grow, then surely this is what we should respect of other things, like companies. That’s why RBS have developed their Hello / Goodbye campaign where they are saying goodbye to the best offers only being available to new customers and hello to loyal customers who can enjoy the same offers.
Here is the very funny video that has been developed This video had me in stitches, but it’s so true isn’t it?
Like anything, be it friendships, love, our supermarket that we like, the company we bank with, loyalty and trust is something that sometimes you take for granted until you unearth something that perhaps doesn’t seem quite fair, or everyone not being treated as an equal. My Granny used to say treat everyone the way you would like to be treated and you know, that should be not just a value we hold true to ourselves, but in all of our life – including the companies we decide to do business with.
I’m working with BritMums and RBS on this project and have been compensated. All opinions are my own.