Ministry of Education, Guyana

To parent successfully, determine the behaviors you want from your kids and then deliberately encourage those behaviors. Along those same lines, don't inadvertently reinforce undesired, negative behaviors. This conscious maneuvering can help your child learn your expectations and perform accordingly.

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If you're tempted to hang a sign on your child's bedroom door that declares "Enter at your own risk" you are not alone. Messiness and downright mayhem might be the words that come to mind when, amidst the clutter, you ask your child "Where's your homework?" "Ah, I think it's under the bed - no wait, it might be in my book bag oops I left it at school," he responds sheepishly. If a similar scenario is taking place in your home, it's time for your child to improve his organizational skills.

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During childhood and adolescence, young people’s understanding of moral and ethical behavior changes quickly, concurrent with their cognitive development. Although most young people naturally grow up to adopt the morals and ethics of the society in which they live, parents play an important role in shaping these behaviors. By being proactive and sharing your expectations with your child, you could foster moral and ethical behaviors in healthy, positive ways.

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