THE IN­FLU­ENCES OF FAM­I­LIES TO STU­DENTS

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

ERICKA F. SAN PE­DRO

As the con­cept of fam­ily is im­por­tant in the Filipino set­ting, par­ents are ex­pected to raise their chil­dren ef­fec­tively through val­ues and other cul­tural ide­olo­gies. With this, par­ents, who are al­ways by their side, are a huge in­flu­ence in mold­ing the dif­fer­ent stages of a stu­dent’s de­vel­op­ment. Dur­ing the child’s grow­ing-up years, it is ex­pected for par­ents to pro­vide con­sis­tency in dis­ci­pline and learn­ing: the dif­fer­ences in these tech­niques are in­evitable and should be an­a­lyzed well in or­der for the par­ent and child to com­mu­ni­cate their ideas well with one an­other.

As a stu­dent ma­tures, the foun­da­tions used and ap­plied by the par­ents will be vis­i­ble through the way of think­ing, their be­hav­ior, and views upon life and peo­ple. If there is enough sup­port and en­cour­age­ment by the par­ents dur­ing this time, it will ap­pear pos­i­tively on how the stu­dent blends well in a crowd and in the com­mu­nity he be­longs with. This would also help the stu­dent have a positive at­ti­tude, in­creases his self-es­teem, and can mo­ti­vate him to other ex­tents or sit­u­a­tions life is yet to of­fer.

Teach­ers are not the only ones who are in­flu­en­tial to stu­dents. Other fac­tors in­clude their fam­ily and en­vi­ron­ment, which both sum up the ma­jor con­trib­u­tors in their de­ci­sion-mak­ing, at­ti­tude, be­hav­ior, mo­ti­va­tion and views in life and most es­pe­cially, to­ward dif­fi­cult times. Ev­ery in­di­vid­ual has their own story, has their own equa­tion to these con­tribut­ing fac­tors, but all these have huge im­pacts to the suc­cess of a stu­dent as ev­ery­one should un­der­stand.

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The au­thor is Teacher II at Pam­panga High School

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