Ministry of Education, Guyana

Parenting Tips

pt-20130924-2Having a child go off to Nursery school is always marked by joy that your baby is growing up and going on to bigger and better things; and marred by sadness that your baby is growing up and going on to bigger and better things! The best way to ease the transition to school is by doing some “homework” of your own to make yourself and your little scholar ready for the first day of “BIG school”.

In this section, we will look at four (4) important areas where you can help yourself and your child be best prepared for nursery school and a lifetime of success. These areas are:

Children are unmatched in their enthusiasm for life. Ask your child to wash the floor and he'll happily set to work. A few minutes later, however, he's nowhere to be found. Teaching your kids to take pride and responsibility in their work will take time. Give your child plenty of opportunities to engage in meaningful tasks and praise him for a job well done.
Ask yourself what you imagine for your children in the future, including their personalities as teens and as adults. Chances are you want your child to grow into a healthy, happy, confident and kind person. Without a good moral code, none of that is possible. The way in which your child learns moral behavior is through you. Your kids hear your words, but your actions speak the loudest. If you don’t model a good moral code, your children will not learn to develop one of their own.
Teaching good values takes time, patience and consistency, but it is one of the most important things you can do for your child. It is never too early to begin teaching your children good values, which will help them grow up to be kind and productive members of society. Teaching your children good values will help them be more responsible, have higher self-esteem and lead more productive lives.
According to Haim Ginott, a psychologist and author of the book “Between Parent and Child,” what’s obvious to a parent is often over the head of a child. Even for values that stem from common sense, such as living up to your responsibilities or treating others with respect, aren’t easy for a child to understand. As a parent who wants to raise a child with a strong set of values, you must first explain the reasoning behind those values and then help your child to act on those values in practical situations.
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