Thursday, July 22, 2010

Alphabet for Parents

As a parent, I would like to share with you the Alphabet for Parents taken from my kid's school monthly newsletter.

A - Ask your child about his day at school - activities, play, problems

B - Believe that corrections made are in the best interests of your child.

C - Consult with the teacher about your child's progress, character, attitudes

D - Demand respect and obedience at home, and your child's success is guaranteed.

E - Encourage prompt acts of generosity, self sacrifice, self-forgetfulness. "What else may I do?" Should be your child's motto.

F - Familiarize your child with he best in literature, television, recreation

G - Gather your child's associates together and get to know them well.

H - Have high, but realistic ideals for your child; respect and develop his talent.

I - Inspire your child by your own example and through heart-to-heart talks.

J - Judge a situation only after listening to both sides of the story

K - Know where your child is after school and on weekends.

L - Learn with your child through your selective reading and personal study.

M - Manager your home schedule - chores, television, etc. - for your child. Dont let these activities do the managing.

N - Notice changes in your child's attitudes, emotions, interests, appearance.

O - Open new doors of experience for your child by encouraging lessons in art.

P - Pray with your child. The family that prays together, stays together.

Q - Quiz your child before tests or other competitive events.

R - Refrain from open criticism of any type of authority in the presence of your child.

S - Seek yourself the kingdom of God, and your child will follow you.

T - Teach your child the art of self control, the beauty of inner virtues, the honor of patriotic service and social graces of refined people.

U - Use all the available opportunities your city and nation offer to develop and perfect the talents of your child.

V - Venerate your religion: the sacred liturgy, the sacraments, the things of God. Your child is "another you": he will do the same.

W - Welcome suggestions, both laudatory and critical, with an open mind.

X - eXamine your child's work with interest, encouragement, and recommendations.

Y - Yield to you child's request for exemptions or favors only when the best interests of your child will be served.

Z - Zip into this privileged task of reading your child in the image of God with hope, zeal, confidence, and with gratitude to the One whose creative power you share.