Know your Child

Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.”

― Maria Montessori


In the past, when parents had questions about child-rearing they would usually have an extended family member close by to ask advice. While some parents may have family close by, many admit that their elders advice on child-rearing often differs from current parenting information or their preferred style. This is a result of changes in our society over the past few decades: Superior/inferior family relationships are no longer being modelled by mothers and fathers. Women have equal rights and children feel equally unwilling to accept an inferior, submissive role in life. This change is healthy, in that all people do have a right. As a result, power-and-control parenting techniques are no longer effective. This style, therefore, inherently violates a child’s right to be treated with respect. Children recognize this, rebel and lose respect for the controlling parent. As our society became more affluent, many parents became more permissive and over-indulgent. Their children often grow up thinking the world owed them a living and they used their energy trying to get out of responsibilities.

Although some of these societal changes have brought about positive results, they have left parents with few clear guidelines for how to raise this new generation of children into responsible adults.Hence is the need of Parent Education Programmes.

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