Youth Education - What Matters the Most to Parents
JMAMONI Lifestyle & Etiquette Institute Pte. Ltd.
Jun 10, 2019

Education - Many parents plan ahead for their child's education before they even see the light on earth. Parents feel the responsibility to equip children with the best education they can provide. A little and gentle reminder, education is indeed gained inside and outside the house.

Things that we teach in their early childhood shape children for the long run. Meanwhile, teachers are held accountable for things children learn in school (the academic health), parents are responsible for whatever goes on inside (social health) and outside of school. They are in charge of which school and what education the children will receive. One important thing to point out, education is not on papers only. The imperative education for children includes etiquette, communication skills, social skills, and table manner. It is our job as parents to equip them with the fundamental skills to build and shape their future. The good and decent human beings you raise will be your greatest legacy, and there can be no greater reward.

Inside the house, children learn what is right and wrong from values parents teach. Their upbringing and experience shape their personality and character. What children witness growing up most likely stay with them. Hence why it is crucial for parents to find a balance between enforcing rules and yet creating a positive relationship between children and parents. Reward and praise them when they act well. However, when they do otherwise, we must give consequences and try to listen to them - what causes their behaviors. It is about a healthy dose in that important relationship. Soft skills are not acquired overnight. It has to be reinforced over and over again throughout children's upbringing. I call it the formative years - immensely crucial.

We need to provide children the time to play and express themselves freely, and that is how creativity is born. In my 'classroom,' I make sure children have the right to voice their concern, to play, and to listen. That is part of my exercise to evaluate their emotional intelligence (EQ). Figuring out your child's EQ from an early age on can help you guide them to the right path or their career and pursue their dreams.

It is also vital to teach them about cultural difference and embracing the differences so they can respect others. I teach my little ambassadors using this method: RESPECT.
- R - be real
- E - make efforts
- S - feel special
- P - polite
- E - easy
- C - care
- T - time

Each component represents what we value dearly in society. Implementing this on early childhood will likely bring out positivity for the long run. As the Chinese proverb goes by: A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark. If you are a caring and concerned parent and want to give your children the best education, I will be delighted to leave my mark on your child's passerby and give help/support. Please write to me at for consultation and schedule a workshop.

I have also written a comprehensive guide to help you help your children grow, learn etiquette, and build their character, "Help Your Child Shine: Etiquette and Character Education for Kids Ages Five to Seventeen." It is available in paperback and Kindle version that you can easily purchase through Amazon for personal or educational use or gift to your loved ones:

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