IN­STILL­ING GOOD, POS­I­TIVE VAL­UES IN STU­DENTS

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

JEN­NIFER A. GUINTU

The Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion (DepEd) be­lieves in in­still­ing good and pos­i­tive val­ues in stu­dents – and it wants the par­ents’help in do­ing this.

Ac­cord­ing to the DepEd, there should be a happy and healthy learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment andthis­does­nothap­pen­overnight.This­re­quires­the­helpof the par­ents, as in­still­ing val­ues is an act that starts at home.

A child’s early ed­u­ca­tion starts at home, and this call by the Depart­ment is ad­dressed to par­ents for them to teach their chil­dren good man­ners and how to show re­spect to oth­ers.

Ad­mit­tedly, chil­dren nowa­days don’t have that much re­spect on au­thor­i­ties, in spite of pieces of ad­vice given to them by peers and even teach­ers them­selves.

Stu­dents should be taught the im­por­tance of re­spect, es­pe­cially the use of words “please”, “thank you”, “you’re wel­come”, and “I’m sorry”, among other s.

They should also be taught proper greet­ings like “hello”, “how are you?”, and “good morn­ing/ af­ter­noon/ evening.” These should all be learned at home.

Re­mem­ber, it is also at home where stu­dents learn the value of hon­esty. This is where they are in­tro­duced to the con­cept of dili­gence and re­spect to el­ders. Home is where they are taught to be punc­tual, how to ex­press sym­pa­thy and em­pa­thy, how to get well with oth­ers in any en­vi­ron­ment.

The schools, ac­cord­ing to the DepEd, will re­in­force what­ever val­ues are taught and what­ever ed­u­ca­tion they get at home from their par­ents.

Par­ents, for their part, should not take of­fense and in­stead heed to the call and sup­port the schools do their share.

This would en­sure that their chil­dren – the stu­dents – will not go astray.

— oOo—

The au­thor is Master Teacher I at Ti­na­jero El­e­men­tary School, Madap­dap, Ma­bal­a­cat City

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