Society could do more for children

It only makes sense to establish and implement curriculum that includes psychology

Psychologically sound parents aside, cases of children receiving psychologically dysfunctional rearing are far too common.

The most crucial aspect of parents’ rearing their offspring involves that of their children’s psychological well-being and functionality as well as that of the physical, both at home and especially while desiring to harmoniously blend into society.

Thus, society could do much more for our children of the future by, for one thing, adding to senior-secondary education curriculum the very basics of psychologically-sound child rearing.

If society wants functional youth — and, therefore, eventually mentally-functional teens who become socially-crucial taxpaying adults – it only makes sense to establish and implement high-school curriculum that includes courses, or even one course, on (at least) basic child psychology and rearing that would commence in Grade(s) 11 and/or 12. One of the primary cases in point in such a course would be, Yelling or blatantly screaming at your kids is totally antithetical to rearing functional children.

Such pre-emptive education would at least somewhat prepare our young people regarding the offspring they may bear one day, especially in regards to mostly common-sense yet crucial lessons such as never to lose their composure when it comes to negative, especially destructive outburst emotions when dealing with such fragile, malleable minds.

When considering the fact that children are vulnerable to developing dysfunctional thought processes and characteristics in their later years because of psychologically flawed rearing during their first six years of life, should we, and especially our willfully silent news-media, be allowed the irresponsibility of remaining silent on the above-mentioned issue and as-of-yet untried pre-emptive treatment.

Frank Sterle Jr

Just Posted

Kent honours late CAO with tree planting

Tony Lewis passed away in 2007, seven months before his retirement from the position

School trip tragedy leaves Hope mourning the loss of one of their own

Long-time resident, Sandra Loring, passed away while chaperoning a European school trip

Fraser Health reminds parents to get their kids fully vaccinated against measles

Health authority will send letters home to parents with catch-up program information

Chilliwack fatal hit-and-run case goes to B.C. Supreme Court

Linnea Labbee, 70, accused in Dec. 1, 2016 incident that killed 78-year-old Fourghozaman Firoozian

Gas prices in Metro Vancouver hit $1.72 a litre

And one analyst expects it to only go higher this week

VIDEO: Agassiz, Harrison celebrate National Pet Day

From cats and dogs to lizards and chickens, residents showed off the animals that enrich their lives

WATCH: South Vancouver Island shooting an ‘isolated and targeted’ incident, say police

One person in custody, another fled following shooting and crash on West Shore

Woe, Canada: Bruins down Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7

No Canadian teams left in Stanley Cup playoffs

Defence accuses officer of ‘incompetence’ in trial for B.C. man accused in daughters’ murder

Double murder trial for the Victoria father accused of killing his two young daughters continues

Should B.C. parents receive money if they make sure their kids are vaccinated?

New survey looks at public opinion around government’s role in forcing immunizations

Loud jets from Abbotsford are annoying residents of tiny U.S. town

Flights out of Abbotsford airport turn over border town and annoy residents, Sumas mayor says

Olympic auditions return to Lower Mainland

Event an opportunity for unknown athletes to shine and, maybe, change sports

B.C. men challenge constitutionality of Canada’s secret no-fly list

Parvkar Singh Dulai says he received a “denial of boarding” notification under the no-fly program last May 17

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

Most Read