The experiences people have when they are young often shape their views when they become adults. For this discussion, reflect upon your own experiences as a child. How do you think your parents’/guardians’ views shaped your own view of parental involvement/relationships/guidance as it relates to your role as a current or future ECE professional?
Below are a few questions to help guide your reflection:
When you were growing up, how involved, if at all, were your parents/guardians in your education? Did they volunteer at your school? Did they steer clear of it?
Were you aware of how your parents viewed school, in general? Did they value it? How did you know?
What were their views on guidance practices at home or school?
How did your parent’s views on guidance affect your views now on child guidance?
Would you please reply to your peers using understanding, compassion, and empathy? Ask clarifying questions as you are comfortable, but understand that personal experiences can be sensitive. Practice your sincere, professional care and empathy as you would in your practice with children and families.
Tip: If you are uncomfortable about sharing specific information, you are not required to do so. Sometimes we need to think about other experiences we had as children that aren’t so difficult to reflect upon. Let your instructor know if you have any questions about this discussion.
It does not have to be in APA format; just the citations do if any, are used. My mom was very active in my schooling. My father was absent from my life off and on due to him abusing my siblings and me.