Parents have a critical role to play in their children’s education

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By Joel Hines – Principal, Daylesford Dharma School

As students settle in for the school year it is important to outline expectations and boundaries and always follow through.  If things are clear for kids they respond and learn quite quickly.  We have to model the behaviours and attitudes we would like to see in our children and follow through with any boundaries we put in place.  How often do we hear our words reflected back to us by our kids (“Do I really sound like that?”)  As parents, teachers and role models we need to be mindful of how we speak, think and act in front of children as seeing how we deal with things is one of the key ways in which they learn.

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