Children and Youth

Children and Youth: Their Expectations:Results of a random survey carried out by SERFAC in 2008 involving 500 Youth, ages 10-16years

Their responses:

  • Don’t Keep us young too long.
  • We need fun and companionship
  • Make us feel our home belong to us
  • Don’t laugh at us when we use the word love
  • Treat us as a junior partner in the form.
  • Make yourself as adult fit for a child to live with
  • Prepare us to lead our lifes not yours
  • Give us a right to major voice and our life
  • let us make our own mistakes
  • Permit us the failings of the average children.
  • Stand by us not over us
  • Make us feel we are loved and wanted
  • Train us by being affectionately firm.
  • Bring us up so that we will not always need you
  • Try to be consistent as possible
  • Don’t try to make us inferior.
  • Say “nice work “when we do something really well
  • Show respect for our wishes even if you disagree with them.
  • Give direct answer to direct questions.
  • Show interest what we are doing.
  • Treat us as if we are normal, even when our conduct seems peculiar to you,



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