Family education plays a key role for kids’ success in school and in life. Family education should aim at multifaceted development of children, their intellectual, physical, spiritual, and ethical development.
Children are adaptable and can adjust with the social environment quickly. In U.S schools, there are many students differ in cultures, values, religion, behaviors, and even language. It is wise for parents to talk to their children about cultures, values, the rules, and regulations, they choose to use in raising their children.
What is culture?
Culture has been studied and defined in many ways by many scholars representing various disciplines. Culture is a framework to our lives. It affects our values, attitudes and behavior. In the meantime, we affect our culture by various behaviors as well. Culture is something that is shared by almost all members of some social group and something that the older generation of the group tries to pass on to the younger generation.
What is Value?
Values can be defined as factors that are explicitly or implicitly desirable and that affect our decisions. Values do not need to be conscious, they can be also unconscious. The values we have are based on our culture.
In family education, parents teach their children based on common values, concepts of good and bad, right and wrong. Values are deeply held beliefs, which usually are based on cultural traditions, and long-lasting memories of personal experiences. Once the value is built, people’s values seldom change.
Value-based Family Education
Family education plays an important role in developing a cultural perspective for cultivation of values on children.
Help children to understand universal core values of truth, peace, love and freedom, which are the backbone of value-based family education, correspondingly correlated with the five major objectives of education, namely value, vision, knowledge, skill, and balance. Family education should aim at multifaceted development of children, their intellectual, physical, spiritual, and ethical development.
This will ensure that children grow in both mind and heart, and learn the special virtues of life. It is important that for children to gain an education for a particular job and the basic skills that are needed to make a living. However, in the present day, there is an urge toward the spirit of coexistence, tolerance, and mutual respect among individuals in the global society. Family education should emphasis this aspect for children to succeed in the global world.
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