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Influence of Parents on their Children

An interesting article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald last week on the place and influence of parents on their children. Here is an excerpt:

A landmark study shows young people are more likely to view their mums and dads as heroes, ahead of celebrities or political activists. Research by the NSW Advocate for Children and Young People reveals 1/3 of respondents under the age of 25 would describe their parents as heroes. 2/3 of the respondents identified education as a priority for the government…..Concerns about education included inequality between private and public systems, overcrowded classrooms, lack of life skills education, homework overload and ineffectual anti-bullying programs.”

CEN schools have a unique place in these discussions. We celebrate the role of parents in all of their children’s lives and that is a significant distinctive. We are involved with the raising the profile of the role of parents in our communities. Your school has a wonderful opportunity to do this overtly and also through the way we respect and support parents through our school visions. This will speak more and more into the values that shape the generation coming through our school communities.

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