As individuals, we long for a sense of belonging and community. A place that we belong in the world and children are quite the same. Especially when they’re younger – it can be a real source of confidence, comfort, and pride. That doesn’t necessarily mean their local community. While it is an example of one, a community can be forged and found anywhere. Places like school, your church and pretty much anywhere. In this post, we share what we’ve learned about the importance of community involvement from speaking to boarding schools in London.
As mentioned earlier, there is a lot of comfort that you can gain from knowing that you’re a part of something bigger. It makes you feel less alone and can give children confidence. It’s often not really given much thought but strong ties like these are what can motivate children to want to do better. Those that have fewer ties to their community and family etc in comparison have fewer people to please and make proud.
A community can also introduce your child to new faces, giving them a chance to socialise and make friends. This can help them in their confidence again and help them in building early networking skills.
There are lots of ways that you can be active in the community like by helping out the elderly, getting involved in restoration projects and carrying out fundraisers. Whatever the nature of the work is, it can help children develop work experience and life skills for the future.
Communities also look out for one another. It gives you help in keeping an eye on your child to make sure that they’re okay and aren’t getting into any trouble.
We hope that you found this blog helpful and informative. For more like this, take a look at our blog which hosts more parental advice and resources.
*This is a collaborative post.