After taking children to schools, parents seem to assume their duties as parents and leave everything to the teacher. Most of the parents who are working come home tired and forget even to know how the child is fairing in school. A parent should be a teacher at home for both formal and informal education. At home, the parents are supposed to install discipline to children so that the teacher will not have a hard time teaching them. A parent is supposed to know about the activities his/her children are engaged in during the day and also know how the child is relating to others in the school. Some children are being bullied in schools by their class/school mates may be due to their race, skin color, physical appearance, or their performance. For good performance, parents are supposed to ensure that their children are comfortable and safe in the schools they are in. Some cases have been reported of children committing suicide after being bullied in schools. Apart from checking their homework, parents are supposed to know how the child is relating to others in class and teachers. The children find themselves caught in a situation of balancing, bullying, studies, and fear of his/her parents which leads to depression and may think of hurting themselves. Parents should be role models source of protection to the children and not inflict fear. Violent families have greatly affected the lives of their children emotionally and academically. This makes the children lack the courage to express what they are passing through at school due to fear after seeing their parents fight or one assaulting another. Family differences, physical and verbal abuses should never be exposed to children. Parents have also been careless at home where they have exposed adult content to children. This affects children psychologically and grows the desire to do what they saw. Parents are supposed to ensure any material that children should not see is far from them and locked. It’s very disturbing to see parents smoking in front of children and not thinking about how it will affect the children. out of curiosity, the children may try smoking like “daddy” or “mommy” when u leave them alone at home. This may make them to never stop doing it and even become addicts at a very young age. Parents are supposed to set a good example for their children and someone to be emulated. They should feel safe and protected near their parents. parents should this long holiday caused by Coronavirus to teach what is not taught in schools especially discipline, relating with others, communication, forgiveness, love, appreciation, etc…
Parents on Children’s Health
Parents are the gatekeepers of their children’s health. they should make effective choices about the quantity health care they give to their children, The food they eat, also the amount of physical activity they engage in, the amount of emotional support they are provided, and the quality of their environments After their children are Born. The behavior in children’s health is evident in the large socioeconomic differences that exist in children’s health outcomes. Children do not fare well when parents are poor, less well educated, or in poor health. The children in lower-income families are more likely to develop a variety of serious chronic health problems. If parents differentiate between richer and poorer children have different health issues they need to share with their parents. The poorer children enter adulthood with the disadvantage of worse health environmental Issues such as infectious agents, toxins such as lead and air pollution, and social factors such as loving interactions with caregivers, socioeconomic resources in the family and community, and peer relationships, segregation, racism, and their culture.
Impact of Drug Abuse on children
Children’s health is at stake especially to mothers who take alcohol while pregnant and this can result in miscarriage, Death of the baby before giving birth, intellectual disabilities of The child, Premature birth, Birth defects, like heart defects, hearing problems or vision problems and Low birthweight. Children can also be affected in the first two weeks following Fertilization, and after three weeks the alcohol begins to affect the developing embryo. Parents who choose to raise their children around a home where they take illegal drugs such as Bang, Cocaine, and Alchohol, may affect the health of the children. Parents should stop the use of drugs and alcohol consumption while they are pregnant. Both parents should support their children in any way in order to understand them and advice them in any adequate way in order to decrease Mental and Health issues on the Children. Children who look up to their parents as their role models and they see them using these drugs can not only cause mental, physical, and emotional trauma. The children can also develop anxiety-based illnesses due to their parent’s addiction, such as ulcers, asthma, or migraines. When left untreated, these can become more serious than it was Predicted. Due to this Children are caught up in Mistreatment by their parents hence bringing to both mental and possible physical scarring as well. When they see the violence that has been portrayed against someone most of them are likely to suffer from PTSD ( Post-traumatic stress disorder).
Parental Behavior During Childhood
The child-parent relationship has a major influence on most aspects of child development. When optimal, parenting skills and behaviors have a positive impact on children’s self-esteem, school achievement, cognitive development, and behavior. The study of parent attitudes, belief systems is to set of principles that help us to interpret our everyday reality, and thinking has taken place along with changing conceptions of child-rearing. These changes are emphasized by the bidirectional nature of interactions, with children influencing parents as well as parents influencing children. Accordingly, an interesting extension of research on attitudes and cognition has to do with how children’s actions affect parents’ attitudes and thoughts, although little work has been done to emphasize it.