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At this present time and living in a modern world we notice how modern technology changes the way of living in every person all over the world. Sometimes we just follow what is new and trending just to make us not ignorant in the modern world. Even how we raise our children is a lot difference now compared to before. Filipino parents now our more focused on how they can give their children the best that they can do that sometimes the attitude of children also change because of the lack of attention and love that parent can give to their children. All they know is that they can give materials things to their children and send them to a good school and give them what they need without knowing that attention, love, caring, and support is still the number one that we can give to our children. Also, modern technology has a big role in a part of the growing up of every child. If parents let their children know how to use modern technology that is the time children will become more focused on gadgets rather than focus on their studies.
An Independent is a person that is not dependent on another person. It is the ability to think freely and to talk about what is on their mind without hesitation. In the Philippines, because we are now living in a modern world most Filipino children now are more independent compare to before. At present, Filipino children can think freely, talk freely, and act freely without hesitation. This ability that they have right now is one of the ways that we called modern upbringing. Children that have a lot of information gathered from his or her environment and the support of their family can be as independent as an older person. The dynamic outgrowth of Filipino children is very fast and they can imitate other skills and talent without their knowledge or without the help of other people. Filipino children now have a lot of courage and determination in what they want and in what they are doing. They know what is going on around them and what is going on outside their home. They are not ignorant of what is happening outside. Children now are more active in social media and have a lot of knowledge and information compare to before.
However, independent children are different from an independent person. Because an independent person is mostly an older one that they can live alone without their family. They can decide their own and work for their own needs without the help of their parents or family. Independent living for adults are now also using in the Philipines, they can support themselves and live by themselves without their family. While Filipino children who are independent on their own have different needs and meaning. They are independent in a way that they can express what they want, what they need, and their opinions also not neglected. Somehow, parents or elders teach their children to speak themselves and not afraid of having mistakes. Because it can help them to learn from their mistakes and think the best way not to do it again. This somehow helps Filipino children to be more independent than before.
If there is a positive side to being independent children in the Philippines there is also a negative side of it. We all know in the Philippines, Filipino has a cultural belief and practice in raising their children. It is an important part of each family to raise their children in a conservative way and they influence their children on how to develop their self to be family-oriented in the future. Filipino family raises their children in a more respectful way than other foreign families. But somehow due to the modern days Filipino parents also change their way on how they raise their children. They even do things different from before. Elders always remind the parents on how to raise their children in an old way but at present parents now are more on the easy way of raising their children than doing the old way.
Here is the Negative Side:
Being independent for Filipino children is not bad at all, but for the Filipino family, some of them still believe that raising their children and teaching them in an old way is still good than following the trend of the modern way of how children should be. Teaching independence is for children at this present is now easy because of the technology we have now and because we are now living in a modern world. We are now in a growing country that we almost follow the trend of living with the influence of a foreign country. Filipino parents teach their children at their young ages how to have self-confidence and how to manage themself on their own. Some parents leave their children in the home without worrying about what will they do if their parents are not around. With simple instruction and briefing, Filipino children can understand that they should be more careful and more strong if their parents are not beside them.
Filipino parent teaches their children to not depend on them for everything. They want their child to grow up with self-confidence and be responsible for what they doing. At this time school also teach the children how to be independent and don’t rely on others for all the activities they perform in the school. Teachers should always there to support the needs of the student but not to the extent that they will give everything to them. They should learn how to get the things they want by themselves. Having goods grades in not depend on their teachers or their parents but it comes from their diligence and hard work. They should also learn to be independent in many things like expressing themselves, communicating to others, respecting the opinion of others, and most of all to learn how to accept their mistakes.
Independent children are now growing in the country, they are not like the children before who are timid and very shy that they cannot speak and stand by themselves. Children before cannot do things without the help or permission of their parents or elders. They always wait for the assurance of their parents and guardians before they can do the things they want and learn the things they need. Filipino parents before very focused on raising their children especially the mother who assign to take care of their children’s needs. Bothe parents know their responsibilities at home and in their family, the father should be the one who earns money or needs to work while the mother should stay in the house for their family needs. The mother is there 24 hours for their children’s needs, like food, clothes, and everything. They are the one who sends their children in the school and helps their children in school assignment and teaches them. Sometimes a parent who bring their children to school they also wait for their children to school until it will finish their subject. They cannot leave their children alone in the school because they are worried that their children will go outside if they leave them inside the school.
Here in the Philippines, one of the important factors is family. We cannot survive if we don’t have family around us, supporting us, loving us, understand us, and staying with our side no matter what. We are successful in our own way but the most awarding is that we have our family behind us.
Today, when I remember how my parents and my grandparents raise us it’s very different now compare to before. I remember before that we always wait for our parents to cook for us and feed us. We start eating if everyone is there and everyone is in a good manner on the front of the table. We should always on time in front of the dining tables. We always pray and clean our hands before we start eating. Our family always there for us to help us take a bath, clean ourselves before going to bed, prepare the things that we need in the bathroom or in the bedroom, and always lend their hands to feed us. We cannot stand on our own when we are young. Because we always depend on my parents especially our mother, my sibling and I are very dependable to our mother because if our mother is not around we cannot do things or think right without our parent’s help.
However, at this present time raising my child is different from before in many ways. I see my daughter how she becomes more independent. I can leave her in our home without worrying about what she will doing or what she feels. Because I know how independent she is at the age of 7 years old, she is now more carefree, she is a very understanding, and strong girl with a lot of courage to her self. She knows that I’m a working mom. She is not dependent on me for many things because she can take a bath, prepare the things that she needs on her own and she knows how to take care of herself. She can always eat by herself without the needs of the people around her. I can also rely on her with the things I need. She always by my side and not a burden in my life but she is my joy and my happiness. I always count on her every time I feel tired or exhausted. I can say that she’s a very independent person even if she’s only 7 years old. She thinks very matured and I can talk to her as an adult or as my friend. I don’t treat her like a kid but I treat her like my friend. She can speak on her own understanding, express her feelings, and what she wants and what she doesn’t like. She is very understanding and she also a very responsible daughter. She knows when to keep her things in proper and manages to know her priorities in life. She also helps me with household chores and doing things with a joyful heart. I thank God that I have her in my life and that I raise her without any regret.