Children do not come with guidelines or instructions. What they do come with is a crucial set of physical and emotional needs that need to be met. To raise children properly, parents duties are not limited to just food, shelter and protection. Parents are largely responsible for their children’s success in life. Parents are required to teach and educate children. They have to shape knowledge and character into their children to prepare them to face the real world. To be successful with this, parents must provide self esteem needs, teach moral and values and provide discipline that is both effective and appropriate. As the generations have changed, many parenting styles have evolved, as well.
In order to build relationships with children, I will need to adapt my behaviour and communication accordingly. Children of all ages, cultures and abilities need to feel secure and valued, and my interactions with them should demonstrate this. When communicating with children and young people it is important for me to get down to their level so that I’m not towering over them as this will make them more comfortable. I need to be a good role model to the children I work with as children will learn by my response to them (my communication and the way I communicate with them). It is important to make the children / young people feel included and a part of what you are doing and where you are.
Encourage correct manners to be used by ‘treating others in a way that you expect to be treated’. Always allow the children to hear “please” and “thank you” being used which will show continued respect between all children and other adults.
Whilst a child is in your care, it is recommended that to maximise their learning there should always be continuity and consistency between you and their parents/carers. It is highly beneficial to have a strong and stable effective relationship with the child's parents/ carers, however you must never try to tell the parents/ carers how they should bring up their child or that your way is better for their child than theirs. Always respect the childs parents/ carers opinions, therefore building upon that they already know and want for their childs
It is vitally important for your children to witness the display of appropriate behaviors in the way you act, as well as other adults that are prominent in their lives. Children most often learn by example. They need structure in their lives including clear expectations for behaviors-theirs as well as others. It is important for parents to make rules and to stick to them. This
When it comes to family I was raised to be respectful of my elders and those around me; however I was also taught to speak my mind when I did not agree. Growing up I met many people who were not allowed to say
So it was important for me to identify and maintain the things that I thought were best to reach my goal of raising my child successfully. I decided that will implement a schedule, be firm on the expectations and acknowledge behaviors that will result in consequences. I had to be fair, remembering when I was young and not having an opportunity to express my feelings and have a say in what was more desirable for me. I made a conscious decision earlier on that I will not put stress of that nature onto my child. Finally, my parenting style will establish a safe boundary between being firm and friendly. I believe that firm communication can exist without screaming profusely and making any child feel as if there inferior to the world. I believe that you do not have to break down some before you will actually build them
As generations pass, children have become disrespectful not only towards their elders, but towards each other. Fortunately, my grandmother taught me at an extremely young age that respect is the greatest gift you can give someone. Of course, in her day respect was just something every child bestowed and knew was required of them. Without the technology we have today my grandmother along with the rest of her generation knew how to communicate with each other. In fact, she stated that they talked and visited with each other more than kids nowadays do. As a result, they were able to know each other on a more personal level and knew how to look each other in the eye to carry out a
Respecting your elders is important because they know more than you and they know what is good for you and what isn’t. Respecting your peers is important too. Respecting your peers means not making fun of them, not fighting, and helping them when they are troubled by something.
As children we are taught to always show respect to those around us. We are taught to never say no to an adult, to listen and to use manners to everyone around us. But as we grow older we develop a sense of rebelliousness, and an urge to question every single moral and value we have learned.
Growing up I would watch my mom to see how she would react to things, and try to learn from her. One time she was watching an Aggie football game, got a little upset and reacted with some very inappropriate words, a couple of seconds later she hears a smaller voice repeat the words she just said. That was the first and last time I used “F-bomb” in front of her. This is someone I looked up to and followed, but doing the same thing as her got me into trouble. Sometimes as followers we get so caught up in what the leader is doing and wanting to impress who we are following that we forget to think about how we should react. As the saying goes, you become like the people you spend the most time with.
I believe that next thing any parent must not forget about is trust. Being consistent with your child is of paramount importance because that's how trust is supported. Being consistent is not changing the rules half way through the game. Being consistent is not promising rewards that kids will never see. Being consistent is not threatening punishment without carrying it through. From the very first day on Earth children put trust in their parents and it must not be betrayed because once it is, once children find out they have been lied to, you will have to literally put yourself out to win it back.
Respect is an important value to be taught when growing up. Through the years I have learned that in order to learn anything you must have respect for others. I have learned many valuable lessons from listening to my grandmother. She has told me many of her experiences, which has made me a better person. Having respect for other people has allowed me to be more open-minded and see qualities in people that most would not. I have always listened to what my friends and family has to say. That doesn’t always mean that I agree with them, but it is their opinion, so I respect it. In return I receive respect from them. As people begin to respect me more their trust in me also grows.