Family education is a process of attitude and behavior transformation in a group or the smallest unit in a society. Therefore family is the first and main cultural environment in instilling norms and developing habits and important behavior to personal life family and society.
Education that a child get from the family is one of child education since they are young till adolescent in the family environment. Family and parents play important role in educating the child before they enter formal education.
Family and parents have important role in the process of forming the child’s character. Family and society is the environment where the child grows and develops since early ages to adult. Teachers at school only teach what is applied in curriculum. While the family and society play role in forming process through religion education, ethics, manners, and social norms that is believed.
When the child enters formal school , role of parents and family still remain charged in child education progress. Parents have great role in helping the child to face education at school, especially during the first years of school. Never think that child education is only responsible of teachers at school so it doesn’t need an authority of parents and family.
Role of parents and family education will help a lot your child to be just as we expected.
Remembering a poem in a book written by Dorothy Law Nolte :
If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility,
he learns to fight.
If a child lives with fear,
he learns to be apprehensive.
If a child lives with pity,
he learns to feel sorry for himself.
If a child lives with ridicule,
he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with jealousy,
he learns what envy is.
If a child lives with shame,
he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns to be confident.
If a child lives with tolerance,
he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with praise,
he learns to be appreciative.
If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to love.
If a child lives with approval,
he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with recognition,
he learns that it is good to have a goal.
If a child lives with sharing,
he learns about generosity.
If a child lives with honesty and fairness,
he learns what truth and justice are.
If a child lives with security,
he learns to have faith in himself and in those about him.
If a child lives with friendliness,
he learns that the world is a nice place in which to live.
If you live with serenity,
your child will live with peace of mind.
With what is your child living?
And kids mostly get all that is written in this poem from their parents and family. Although family tries to provide it, still sometimes school environment and society provides the opposite things.
Several things that parents and family teach to children in family education for instance teach about environmental awareness, as example teaching about the efficient use of water, electric, reuse the recycle things as well as teach how to sort out garbage between the organic and non organic waste.
Teaching the environmental awareness always followed with simple explanation that easily for children to understand. Otherwise they will ask why it is for. Teaching the environmental awareness in family environment as family education has maximum impact if parents also join to practice it.