Mar 31, 2010 Other 2244 Views
Spring is drawing to a close and summer is due to begin any time soon, and all over the countryside young animals are finding their feet. Human beings have their young all year round, and children take many years to reach maturity. Like for all young animals, the early stages of human life are a steep learning curve! Parents and guardians often become impatient with their children, but the majority are committed to providing the very best start in life and teach right and wrong in the best way they can.
Many parents in the United Kingdom are very glad of the education system, although a lot of schools are not perfect, they help children learn to socialise with all kinds of other people and, hopefully, to respect authority. In addition to the lessons in maths, science, languages and humanities, children and young people learn valuable lessons in getting along with their peers and how to handle certain situations. A lot of parents concentrate on the failings of some educational establishments, and understandably so. They may feel that the postcode lottery has not turned out in their child's favour, and some parents will move house to be in the catchment area of a better school or apply for a number of placements at the best schools they can find. For many these options are not a possibility, but there are other ways to encourage children and young people to interact in appropriate ways and to respect authority figures, and attending activities or clubs outside of school can help.
Local youth clubs are available in a large number of cities, towns and even villages. Young people often attend to meet their friends and socialise with their own age group. Activities are usually arranged by youth workers, who are able to discuss issues with the teenagers and children available and are often given more respect than teachers. This is likely to be because youth clubs are voluntary - many feel they are at school against their will and that teachers are adversaries rather than helpers. Engaging youngsters in activities they like is important, and many choose to get their children lessons in dance or other arts, enrolling them in institutions such as ballet schools. Those who love to dance are likely to behave better at ballet school than actual school as they want to be there, and teachers are like-minded. There is no excuse for children to misbehave in any sort of school, even if they dislike it. Extra lessons such as ballet school can help to teach good life lessons, such as learning is fun and hard work gets results.
All young people and children should be encouraged to enjoy their school years and to behave, as the results they achieve and the lessons they learn, both in and out the classroom can have a large impact on their whole lives. If a parent feels that their child is unhappy they should gently ask them why. Children who are upset, struggling or bullied often will not mention it of their own accord. Seemingly little steps by adults can help to make childhood years much happier.
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