Know your child’s whereabouts

2017-10-04 06:00

ONCE again the school year is coming to an end. During the course of the year, a number of tragic incidents have taken place in various schools.

The most recent one was the killing of a deputy principal in his office and the bullying of children by fellow pupils, resulting in a child’s death.

At the school year-end, many pupils plan and prepare to close the year with a party. It is a big worry to find that our children could be at a party and exposed to alcohol, drugs and sexual activities. They could be at a club enjoying the thunder of loud music and dancing to the tune of singers, or at a friend’s house enjoying a braai with friends, an occasion when cocaine and hard drugs are introduced, only to become an addict later on.

They could also be a victim of rape since these parties are synonymous with free sexual activities.

It has happened to so many already, and they could be involved in drag racing and speeding on the roads at breakneck speeds with a group of wild friends, and an accident may claim or leave permanent injuries.

Know where your child is going and what he or she is doing. Be aware. Be alert and vigilant. Remember, your child is a trust so protect this trust.

Going back to school is a major event in your child’s life. This means pupils need to be prepared for what is ahead of them that year.

Experts in the field of education believe that the success of plans and efforts to improve children’s performances in school hinge upon parents’ involvement in the process of their children’s education, keeping in mind that success is a journey, not a one-time event and that successes, big or small, are made of small successes that must be recognised and appreciated one piece at a time.


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