A Message to our Parents
At Alhoda International School, we believe that it is our responsibility to equip our young learners with social skills and to allow them to explore core living values that will help them to develop their potential and inspire them to put their values into practice.
Accordingly, we dedicate time during school day to offer age-appropriate activities that promote these values. We also believe that it will make a significant difference if parents choose opportunities to talk to their kids about these values, put them into practice and highlight them in their everyday life.
Values introduced this month in our classes:
- CP1: Happiness
- CP2: Responsibility
- CP3: Self Control
- CP4: Forgiveness
- CP5, CP6: Perseverance
What are Values?
We hear so much these days about how important it is that parents instill good values in their children. The truth is that if parents don’t accept this responsibility, then the void may be filled by negative forces in our culture that do not support healthy morals and ethics for our families.
The more aware parents are of their own values, the clearer they will be in expressing them and communicating them to their children.
Values are very important in parenting since they deeply influence all behaviors and attitudes and effect our decisions and relationships. For a value to be truly your own, you must act on it and your behavior must reflect it – not just verbally accept it or think that you should follow it.
The following common sayings refer to the important concept of acting in concert with your values in order to have internal integrity:
- walk the walk not just talk the talk;
- actions speak louder than words;
- children do as they see, not do as they are told to do.
Here are the Top 10 Parenting Tips for raising children:
- Fill your home with love and respect.
- Listen to your children’s feelings and thoughts.
- Focus on what’s good about your children.
- Have your children to do things for themselves so they feel able.
- Know what your children can do based on their age and abilities.
- Follow through with rules and consequences.
- Do not hit, blame, or shame.
- Expect mistakes (yours and theirs) and learn from them.
- Behave how you want your children to behave.
- Maintain a sense of humor.