chownah wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:23 am
Who will see that a child needs professional help with these issues if not the school or parents?
And they do. That's why they have the school psychologist, social worker etc.
Self-help books, workshops, seminars etc. are all things that adults do after they already have entrenched attitudes.......
No, there's actually a lot of books specifically for children about these topics, eg.
https://www.amazon.com/Later-Procrastin ... rastinator
https://www.amazon.com/Dude-Thats-Rude- ... rastinator
click for the suggested books below for more examples. On the back of each such book, there is a specification for which age the book is intended for (e.g. ages 8-13). Such books are not rarely designed for self-study by the child (they have larger letters and lots of pictures and a writing style adapted to children).
I suggest you visit the children's and youth literature section of your public library. I don't know about Thailand, but here, libraries (and librarians) are quite important for children and youths. Many things aren't talked about in school or at home, but there probably are books written about them specifically for children and youths to read. Anything from how to deal with bullies to drug use and of course about sex.
seems to me that an earlier exposure to experiences and activities which engender better attitudes would be more effective than waiting......so if not the parents or the school then who?
My skepticism is specifically about teaching emotional skills in school. Schools are some of the most dangerous places that the child goes to on a regular basis; add to this the pressure to have good grades. I think that in such environments, one can learn things like math or chemistry, but I think that schools are not appropriate places for learning things that require self-reflection. To expect children and youths to psychologically open up to people who could or who already bully them, beat them, or who can pretty much ruin their lives by giving them bad grades -- I think that's just a recipe for the children to become proficient in at least denial as a psychological self-defense mechanism.