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Taking The Responsibility In Children Education

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As parents and guardians of our children, it is our duty and responsibility to ensure that they receive the proper educations. Although we can fully handling our children education by ourselves that does not mean that we can put all the responsibility to educate our children to someone else such as school teacher. Our involvement in educating our children can become the important key to develop and bring out their potential.

The first teacher that a child has is their parents or guardians. They teach the children how to walk, talk and behave while the children are growing. Therefore they also can involve in their children further education to ensure the children success, both in school and life.

Parent’s involvement in children school education

There are many things that parents can do to support and encourage their children education. Many thing around the house and environment that can become education material such as doing some activities that can be done together, playing, house chores, singing, reading activities and many more. Therefore the parents do not have to particularly provide special time to educate their children at home.

And parents can also support their children education from school from home. They can talk about the school, helping with their task once in a while, providing study material such as books, listening and discussing to their trouble at school, develop the habit of regular study and homework. These supports can help the children to improve their learning ability in school.

Parents can also participate in school activities such as chaperone, sport activities, school events, or joining the teacher and parents’ association. In this matter parents need to provide special time for these activities. Therefore for some parents such as single parents may be only able to spare a little time for it such as attending to a school event.

It would be better if the parents can establish a relationship or communication with the teachers. Therefore they can exchange information regarding the children, so there will be mutual understanding about the children, so the parents will not blindly defend or accusing their children completely when there is a trouble without understanding and knowing all the facts.

 

It is not easy to be responsible parents or guardians; it will take a lot of your patience and time. But it is a necessary effort and sacrifice to help and develop the children potential and enhance the relationship between parents and their children until the end of time.

Teaching The Internet Safety For Your Children

There is no doubt that the internet is one of the greatest inventions in our time. It has made our life’s become simpler and more convenient especially in communication and information. Information from anywhere in the world can be acquired in a matter of minutes.

Unfortunately this vast information technology development also has unfortunate side especially for our children. Many uncontrollable, random, free and dangerous information are flooding the internet, sometimes without any filter. Our children minds and mental or psychology’s that is not fully developed will be affected with these kind information. Therefore it is our jobs as their parents and guardians to teach them properly about internet safety.

There are many internet aspects that are threatening our children safety. But many of them can be classified into these basic threats.

Online abuse

There are many people who target children or children predator on the internet for many purposes such as bullying, violence, sexual approach, engagement and assault, social background and many more. They can easily pretend to be someone else to get children attention. There are many way for them to do it such as in online forums, chat, gaming, email, social media and many other online interactions. Basically many children have naive thought, in the spirit of friendship they can easily accept and welcome any introduction and interaction from stranger especially if the strangers claim themselves as children too.

Unsafe websites

There are many website that fill with dangerous and unsafe information that can be accessed by children easily and freely such as violence, fanatic ideology, hatred to particular or many social backgrounds, porn and many more.  If your children access the internet from your own home computer you can easily prevent and blocked these websites so the children cannot access it with many internet safety software and computer program that can acquire easily from many source. But with the development of technology and communication, the children can access the internet from any place without your supervisions. Therefore you must teach them properly and make them understand about the danger of those websites.

Unsafe program and fishing

With their great curiosity, people can easily lure and tricked children to click any link or download any program or file without suspicious. This can make children unintentionally let any dangerous software or program such as viruses, worm, Trojans, spyware into your personal computer or any gadget that can access the internet. These programs will damage your gadget performance, and personal file and data. Some of them can even steal your important personal data such as financial or banking and your working data.

Although there are many other internet threat that threatening your children safety, it does not mean that you should prohibited and prevent them from accessing the internet. But with proper teaching and learning from you, hopefully can help them to avoid the internet threat.

Establishing Communication Between Parents And Their Teenagers

Many parents are experience many difficulties in establishing a communication between them and their children especially when there are confrontation with their children. This condition is often happen especially when their children are at teenager stage. Therefore to create healthy communication between parents and their children, it will be better to look it from the children or teens perspectives.

Communication with teenagers

Mostly children and teens needs proper condition in order that they can comfortably open up and communicate their issues with their parents or guardians. Therefore to create and support the proper condition and environment that can stimulate teenager to open up and communicate comfortably, parents need to consider their communication method.

This aspect is very important especially when the parents are angry. Loosing the temper and emotion can hindering the relation between parents and their teenager. Negative reaction such as shouting, harsh and sarcastic action can provoke their rebellious behavior. It can make them become defensive and counter attack their parent negative reaction. In the end there will be not conclusion and solution of the problem, the parents will loose their children trust and loose the communication with their children.

There are few thing that parents need to avoid while communicate with their teenager.

Stop comparing between yourself and your teenagers when you are at their age.

Although they are your teenager, they are different individual from yourself. Both of you live and grew in different condition, situation, time and ages. Therefore it is not fair to demand your teenager to act and behave just like the way you behave. That is because they have their own condition and situation that are different from when the time you are grow up.

Stop playing the authority card

By using authority card such as the one who makes the money or the one who’s in charge, parents will become absolute ruler. Teenager must completely obey what their parents told them without being able to speak of their opinion. Healthy communications require two ways communication between parents and their teenager. They both must value and pay attention on their opponent feedbacks and opinion, even when the both side are angry.

By doing this, the parents will set up a good example and showing to their teenager that they are serious in communicating with their teenager to create the good solution to their teenager issues. The teenager will be able to trust their parents more, and parent will be able to establish foundation for a good and healthy communication with their teenager for the future.