As the school holidays approach, the last thing our children want to think about now is schoolwork. They deserve a break, especially those who have been or are still preparing for their external exams. But as parents, we must plan for the future. We must set goals for our children apart from getting through the government exams. One of the most important goals we should set is to make sure our children are proficient in English by the time they reach Form 5.
Communicating positively and constructively with your children. What's the daily ratio of positive, encouraging words that you say to your children, compared to the number of complaints, orders, criticisms, warnings and discouraging words? Research shows that the ratio is heavily weighed towards the negative. Far too many children complain that these daily negative interactions form the core of their communication with their parents.