Helping the younger generations through the formative years of life

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Nathaniel and his friends sang the Philippine National Anthem in this picture. 

Whether you like it or not, society plays a significant role in creating a system that could either effectively destroy or promote human worth. While there are lots of good things a society could do that people could positively mirror from, the need to understand the destructive forces it may create should as well be given attention if you wish to help the younger generations through the formative years of their lives. Consider the following factors a society is capable of creating such a false value system that could effectively destroy human worth in general:

INTELLIGENCE

One critical factor by which people tend to measure the worth of an individual is through his or her innate intelligence. There are parents who are highly sensitive and vulnerable whenever somebody’s implying that their child is being incapable mentally.

It must be dealt with considerably, though, the fact that most parents become interesting creatures after the birth of their baby. It would appear as if they’re in competition against all other parents. All they want is for their child to excel in everything. Bragging is the name of the game, as if it could give the child more worth.

Often, parents are going to evaluate the worth of their child through his or her ability to make them look good. But what happens if the child couldn’t measure up to his or her parents’ expectations? Instead of pressuring or losing interest on the child, the best thing parents could do is to focus on their child’s strengths and good qualities.

There are more important things in life than impressive grades in school reports (not that it is not important to be good at what you’re doing or aspiring to excel at something, though.) But the point is it would especially help the child if the parents are finding ways to develop such a special talent within a child that would compensate for his or her weaknesses. Parents are helping their slow-learner child better if they could find a skill out of their child that he or she enjoys and in providing the opportunity for him or her to master it.

Remember that the worth of an individual should not be measured by his or her IQ. A slow-learner child especially if you’re making comparison of him or her to that of a bright one of his or her age may find himself or herself caught in a whirlpool of depression.  He or she becomes the wasted victim of a false value that a society creates.

THE LOOKS

Anyone who’s born beautiful is having such a distinct advantage over others. It’s a fact that human society so highly prized beauty. Even a toddler would be learning what good looks could do for him or her. The good looking child would know by experience that the adults of his or her life are going to respond favorably to him or her.

They would be smiling at him or her, telling him or her how cute he or she is, and even make a fuss over him or her. On the other hand, the unattractive child is overlooked and deprived of what his or her better-looking siblings are getting—attention, praises, flatteries, and admirations. Although it’s an accepted human nature, judging a person’s worth on the basis of physical attractiveness is a false value.

OTHER FACTORS

There are circumstances beyond a person’s control that predisposes him or her to have emotional problems. Factors such as physical deformity or oddity could almost ruin a child’s life. Financial deprivation could also seriously handicap a young child’s peer acceptance, most particularly if his or her clothing does fall within acceptable norms.

Some of these social blunders or mistakes during the early years could sometimes haunt a person for as long as he or she lives. Other factors affecting self-growth are, for example, when you’re brought up in a single parent home, having an alcoholic parent, having a mentally or physically disabled sibling, belonging to a cultural minority, or being part of a different race or religion. Unloving relationships also cripple other children.

While people may often naively assert that all a child should need is love and he or she would develop satisfactorily, won’t be enough. Parents may be able to control factors inside the home, but they couldn’t totally control the world outside their home. In spite of all of these problems life’s throwing at a child, he or she must still be able to function adequately.

Children must be taught how to cope with the false values that stem from society. They must be taught how to grow emotionally through problems. They must be taught to accept the inevitable hurts and to nobly rise above them.

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