GOAL SLOGAN: I CONGRATULATE IN SUCCESS AND STAY CLOSE IN FAILURE
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 we aware that our comments are highly important with respect to our children, for their self-esteem and to help them acquire confidence in terms of their skills?
- Do we congratulate our children when they do something well? Do we recognise their efforts, regardless of the final result?
- When at home, do we show happiness on hearing about the success of a family member?
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.
- Avoid making comparisons with the results of your child’s siblings or classmates. In the event of poor school results or bad behaviour, help the child to put specific measures into practice, i.e. a study timetable, more study time, apologise to those who have been offended, etc.
- Provide an example with our own conduct when faced with work or domestic problems; show calm and serenity when something at home doesn’t work or breaks down, when confronted by disagreeable surprises at work or from a family member, etc.
- At difficult times, after a problem or failure, remind your children that small setbacks are part of life and should be treated as opportunities to improve. This advice needs to be given when the child is worried, and not left for another day.