GOAL SLOGAN: I TRY TO BE THOUGTFUL AND HELPFUL WITH OTHERS
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.
- Are polite details with other family members frequent at home? What can we do to improve this?
- Smiling is a good way to serve others. Do we often smile at home?
- Do we have a list of duties to do at home? Do we update it every quarter or year, re-allocating the tasks among all family members?
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 to work on developing this month’s skill.
- By showing him how he can be useful, e.g., if he goes with you to the supermarket, give him a job to do, like could you get me three large lemons?”
- It is worthwhile reminding your children that it they can sometimes let someone else do or have something that they like, such as not taking the biggest slice of cake, or the nicest piece of fruit, or by donating money to a charity organisation instead of spending it on a toy.
- Talk to your children about the meaning of their studies; they are important to the extent that they are a way of helping others, like their parents’ jobs.
- You can remind them that those with ‘generous hearts’ must forgive easily and forget about minor offences and the errors that others commit.
- Don’t complain at home about the amount of work or duties you have. Your children will be happy to carry out their tasks, and work and help others if you set a good example.