GOAL SLOGAN: I TAKE CARE OF MY AFFECTION AND MY OWN PRIVACY
SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT.
The questions below are designed to help you think about how you can help from home with the skills development programme your child is taking part in.
- Do you try to be both open and diplomatic when talking about subjects that relate to sexuality and affection?
- Do you watch TV series and films that promote a climate of promiscuity in relationships that does not encourage a deeply-felt, loving relationship, but the objectification of people?
- Do you use a content filter with the knowledge that your child, as an Internet user is susceptible to seeing photos and movies that may have a marked psychological impact and affect his emotional health, and his capacity to establish relationships with the opposite sex?
- Do you talk to your children about issues related to the human body and its functions? Do you do this naturally? Do you make the conversations easier, giving them the opportunity to ask whatever they want?
- Do your ideas coincide with those notions they get at school and from their friends? If they do not coincide, do you know how to say why not and how to act?
HOW CAN WE HELP?
The suggestions below show when personal parental involvement is necessary. The aim of the subjects proposed is to demonstrate where you might be able to support your child and help him work on developing this month’s skill.
- By creating a home where there is a respect for privacy, as well as when watching television with your children.
- By maintaining conversations with our children about using Internet and its positive and negative contents. Promote responsibility and suggest limiting the use of computers to school tasks.
- By teaching to treat pornographic and erotic content on the Internet as a potentially devastating threat to one’s character and for emotional development.
- Encouraging our children to control their emotions and feelings with their friendships, while leaving them space so that they can gradually progress in their affective relationships, without interruptions, in a natural way and in a dialogue with us. You should read and talk with them about the group work material for this month.