Until they are full-grown adults, your children need you. They may not say that outright, but it’s still true. They need your help in learning valuable life lessons, and they also need you to do things that ensure their safety. Whether you are the parent or their teacher, your responsibilities remain the same.
Here are some things children need you to do:
Keep them from Dangerous Places
It’s common sense not to take your child or student to a seedy location, but there are other dangerous places disguised as safe ones. For instance, the school itself could be slippery or have uneven flooring, and if you do not arrange for commercial flooring contractors to fix these issues, the children will be in an accident-prone environment. The school should also be protected from unwanted intruders.
Guide them in How They Spend Their Time
Digital privacy is a controversial topic in the household. Children want their freedom, but without your guidance, they may have too much of it and see things they should not see. Depending on how your child responds to sensitive topics, you need to gauge the level of privacy you award them. If they seem withdrawn and retreat to their room to be on their computer or phone all the time, you might want to be strict on that privacy and be cautious of their actions. If they seem to be social enough and technology is not their only friend, you can give them a bit more freedom.
Be a Shoulder to Cry on
Children sometimes do not need you to be a supervising adult. Sometimes they need you to be a friend. Be approachable and remind them that they can talk to you about anything. If something is bothering them at home or school, or if they are being pressured by their peers to do something bad, they should know they have someone to turn to.
As children develop their ideas of the world, they need adult supervision. Be ready to step in when necessary.