GOAL SLOGAN: I ACKNOWLEDGE MY MISTAKES AND AVOID MAKING EXCUSES
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.
- When at home, do you recognise your mistakes and ask for forgiveness on a regular basis?
- Do react calmly when your children see that they have done something wrong?
- In this event, do you try to correct them and help them find a solution to the mistake?
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.
- Maintain a high level of tolerance and understanding with your children when they admit their mistakes. You need to stress the importance of being honest, and remember to appreciate it when your children tell the truth, and remember this when you tell them off.
- Avoid asking too many questions and let them explain things to you. So, instead of asking about their day at school, express your concern and describe something to facilitate the conversation, like “You’re looking a bit tired today”.
- Provide them with examples, by telling the truth at all times – at home, in everyday situations, in family relations, with friends, with work colleagues, etc.
- Create a family atmosphere where everyone can admit their mistakes without the need to make excuses. Apologise every time you arrive late, for example. If you do something badly or you break something, take the initiative and let others know, without waiting for others to ask or find out, and try to solve the problem waiting to be asked. Never blame others for your mistakes or poor behaviour.