Ziedonis Rijkuris

Eaton, Australia

About Ziedonis

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Safety Professional in the mining industry

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Ziedonis Rijkuris
Posted almost 3 years ago
To what extent should parents take control of their children?
My children are 7,5,2 and 2 1/2 months. 1 girl and 3 boys (in that order) there still very young, but already we can see their talents growing in very different streems. My daughter is highly athletic and loves working with visual arts. My eldest son is already interested in math and problem solving, and very much dislikes sport. My two year old is highly energetic and is my first left hander, and is very inclined toward music and singing. and my youngest is obviously too young to tell yet, but at least he is a very happy and smiley boy, so I look forward to seeing how he grows. now that i have identified their interests and talents and it is only a matter of helping them in those directions. but this is my (and my wife's) personal philosophy on raising our children. we do not preach these methods to others or judge anyone else for employing their own method they see fit.
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Ziedonis Rijkuris
Posted almost 3 years ago
To what extent should parents take control of their children?
This all varies dependant on culture, religion and social economic ability and availability. as a theory however, I employ a system with my children, to help them identify what it is they like doing, and what they are also showing an aptitude to doing, and usher thier progress in those directions. This gives them the ability to make choices at an early age while still assisting them in the education of thier choices. I find it is working for me so far and the children enjoy the freedom that comes with making thier own choices, while in the security of knowledge that they are protected by family when they make a choice that is unsuccessful or unforfilling. I'm not sure if there is a right or wrong answer here, I know people that have only achieved greatness in a profession after being pushed by thier parents in a particular direction, but i dont believe that makes it right.