THE INFLUENCES OF FAMILIES TO STUDENTS
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.
The author is Teacher II at Pampanga High School