Failure to keep the promise to your children is a gross educational mistake.
Keeping the promise should be maintained both within and outside the family.
Parents should teach their children that any word one utters is a promise that must be kept.
One of the most dangerous and disastrous things to children is to see parents break their promises to them.
Negative effects children acquire when parents do not keep their promises
The child does not trust his/her parents.
The child learns to lie and recurrently escapes confrontation.
The child does not trust everybody, including his/her teacher.
The child gets accustomed to this bad habit and falls among those warned of being untrue believers, as Prophet Mohamed said: He shall not be a true believer that who breaks his promises.
Creation of a corrupt generation that do not keep promises, being accustomed to watching their parents while breaching their covenants.
Advice for parents on keeping promises
Hang posters with the instruction: (Keep your Promise) written on them, inside the house to remind you and your kids to follow and apply in daily life.
Train your children to fulfill their promises, by being their role models.
Use the Prophet’s Biography stories to help you educate children to keep the promise
Arrange a competition between your children on keeping the promise and telling the truth.
Train your children to be accustomed to keeping promises so that this will become their habit.
Assign a day of the week titled: (Day of Truthfulness) to remind your children and train them on keeping promises.
Giving titles related to truthfulness to encourage your children, such as: the truthful, the honest, the sincere … etc.