If you try to look around, you will surely see all sorts of violence and it seems like creating a peaceful environment is a remote possibility. Nevertheless, no matter how hard it may seem to be you still need to get a try because it will surely make such difference. To begin with, you can start it off by protecting your children from exposure to violence, either through first-hand experience or even through the media. This may be a challenging task that might even be overwhelming for you but when you put your whole heart in it, surely you can make it happen. As you do so, you can at least make a good start in making the environment a better place.
You can be with your children as they watch television in order for you to be sure that they settle for no less than friendly program. You can also ask help from some community-based initiatives that make an advocacy to place restrictions on what children see on television, in movies and even with the video games that they are playing. Yet, you need to make sure that you are indeed involved so that your kids can feel that you are committed in helping them be a peaceful individual. You also need to think that you do have a unique responsibility and opportunity to show by example how it is to be being peaceful. Truly this is the best first step you can ever do in deciding to build a peaceful environment.
This can made possible by setting a clear and consistent limits. You simply can’t make standard you can even meet up yourself. You do need to make sure that you talk the walk. By doing so, you can help your children find positive ways to express fears, anger and frustrations, and by remaining as calm and unflappable as possible in the face of provocation. This is something that your kids may never learn outside your home. It is you who shall make such a big difference in your children’s life; you simply can’t put fingers on anyone in this matter because you are the sole responsible for this. You also need to keep in mind that this may never be that easy but when you love your children that much then no amount of hardship can keep you from doing this hard task. You just need to keep going so you can get the result that you want.
Furthermore, more often than not children who engage in violent, aggressive behavior need to understand that they cannot do this in alone and that it takes a parent to keep things back in order. By reassuring your children that you will help them find better ways to express their feelings, they will surely feel better about themselves. As a matter of fact, even children who have been exposed to violent experiences can learn about peaceful conflict-resolution, respect for other children and property, and respect for themselves when there is a parent that will support and motivate them. It is also very important to structure activities that allow children to let you know what they are thinking and feeling. In this way you will know certainly how to deal with them.
Lastly, creating a peaceful environment really starts at home. You can’t just expect the whole world to change that fast. You need to keep in mind as well that another critical element for creating a safe and peaceful environment is open, honest and frequent communication with families. You cannot be effective if you are working in the dark no matter what happens. It is important that you also create opportunities for other parents to tell you if stressful or frightening events happen to or around your children.