The outside world plays the huge role in the lives of our children, although kids are like sponges. We need to understand how to parent our children so that they connect with the world around them and how to raise them so that they can form healthy relationships at home, with their family and friends and school.
We’re talking about community resources, just as much as we are about physical surroundings and the friends they associate with. They learn by absorbing, as little Sponge Bob.
Kids need open, wide spaces to do the things they like to do. We have to watch our children, making sure they don’t walk off with wrong person or do anything too naughty, also we need to make time to get them outside. When they’re inside, making sure their schools and homes are nurturing and clean, we will give the kids the best chance to be outstanding adults.
All children need to feel secure, safe and clean. Incredible little humans will blend in with the environment around them, so if their environment is filled with security and positivity, they will head in that direction. In fact, beyond a doubt, children trapped in negative circumstances will not only be unhappy, but will head towards criminal behavior.
All children want to fit in. If we take the time to show interest in our kids’ friendship groups, then we show them how important they really are. Social networking sites like Facebook might seem harmless, but pay attention they are using them wisely, also make sure they are getting enough real-time interaction with other kids.
Your child will spend most of their time in school, so pick your child’s school wisely. If you feel the school or area isn’t up to scratch, then for your child’s sake don’t be afraid to make a change.
Ensure all the community resources, such as teachers or any authorities, are up to a standard that fits our children’s needs, because as our children grows up, we can’t always be there.
Our own positive social skills, like talking out problems rather than resorting to any negative or violent behaviors, will imprint on our children minds. Even just being there for kids to talk to, creates the kind of relationships that form strong bonds within families.
Children who get the best education from both parents and teachers and who attend good schools are more likely to do better later in life. It is well known that children who are not properly educated, or ignored in this way by their parents and family, will tend to risk-taking behavior, alcohol and drugs.
Anything that helps children to be healthy and happy, gives them the best chance to grow up and contribute positively to the world around them.
We all know children love to play, so let them! Get them involved in hobbies with other kids their own age and they will develop and grow into young adults who understand people around them.