Learning about the Convention at home

Learning about the Convention at home

How can parents support their child to learn about the Convention at home:

  • Take time to ask your child what he/she has learnt recently regarding children’s rights and responsibilities.
  • Discuss the ideas learned in class, and try to think of examples from your own experiences, or from the media, of rights being respected or denied.
  • Discuss how your child or your family can promote respect for rights, or help those whose rights have been violated.
  • Model using rights and responsibility language with your children.
  • Ask your child’s opinion on children’s rights.

Questions for discussion at home:

  • What is the difference between a want and a need?
  • What are the rights of a child in the UNCRC?
  • How many articles do you know?
  • Do children in different countries have the same rights as you?
  • Should all schools be rights respecting schools?
  • How do you respect your rights and the rights of others at school and at home?
  • What could we do to help children whose rights are not respected?
  • Should all children know about their rights? Why?

Try using the language of rights and responsibilities at home and discuss how you can promote these values at home.

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