“It takes a village to raise a child” is a proverb worth remembering when you disagree with your child’s teacher or your father-in-law; when a neighbor presumes to tell you how to discipline your child; or even when your own precocious offspring inform you that some parents-website article says your preferred rules are toxic to children’s self-esteem. Rather than win a battle at the cost of starting a war, consider the benefits to your kids when the adults in their lives are all on the same team.
Here’s how to do your share in building a “village” where your children can grow up secure and confident.
Note to Teachers
Today’s educational atmosphere can leave you feeling like a defendant in court: you never know when a parent or administrator might jump into your face over your teaching approach. The following tips can help keep the peace and the teamwork attitude:
A “TEAM” SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN
At Shady Oak Primary School, we believe in giving children an early start on using their individual abilities and participating in collaborative projects. Our students are encouraged from day one to make active contributions, think for themselves, and believe in themselves. Contact us to learn more about our approach to primary education.
Blessings to parents and children of all ages!