Parents are the best teachers for children, and their words and deeds influence their kids. On September 17th, SUIS Qingpu invited a famous educator, Mr Zhuang Zhong, the former Vice President of New Oriental, the founder of Zhiyue Study, to give a lecture on mental health education entitled “The Power of example” for parents of Grade One and Grade Two in our school.
Mr. Zhuang Zhong
the former Vice President of New Oriental
the founder of Zhiyue Study
Mr Zhuang is humorous, he can quickly shorten the distance with parents by sharing his personal cases: “My elder son is nine years old now. Since he was born, my wife and I have insisted on reading for him for half an hour every day. Up to now, it has accumulated more than 90,000 minutes.”
As adults, when we ask the children to make progress, we are easy to ignore that they are just kids. At this point, we might as well squat down, keep the same vision with the children, and work together in the way of partners. In addition, Mr Zhuang also shared how to cultivate children’s sense of achievement, resist pressure, and how to guide children to establish correct values.
An hour’s lecture was accompanied by laughter and many parents took notes carefully during the speech. In family education, it is easy for us to put forward demands on our children unilaterally and ignore our power as an “example”. We may as well calm down to understand the nature of children first.
Thanks for the arrival of Mr Zhuang and the parents, we hope to enhance the effectiveness of parent-child communication through various activities, so as to truly achieve home school cooperation and help children grow up!