Parents have the obligation to and are responsible for their children’s upbringing. When a child possesses good behaviour, it represents that he is a respectable person raised by respectable parents.
While most parents feel that they can teach their children character development and good behaviour, what then do they base their teaching on?
I strongly believe that environment is one of the main factors that influence a child’s upbringing and character development. I conducted Chinese Enrichment Programmes using Chinese Classics Di Zi Gui (弟子规) for children of age 6 to 12 years old in various learning centres as well as People’s Association (PA) Community Centres and Residential Centres (RC) in Singapore.
I give assignments to my students to apply the knowledge that they learn in my class into daily practices and completion of simple household chores/tasks that require their parents’ acknowledgement.
However, Di Zi Gui <弟子规> is only another reference if parents do not practise what they preach.
Hence, to be effective in learning Di Zi Gui <弟子规>, I started a Di Zi Gui <弟子规> talk/workshop for parents. The objective is to equip parents with the essential knowledge and necessary resources to learn and practise Di Zi Gui with their children at home.
In this online course, parents, caregivers and teachers will learn all about using Di Zi Gui as the guiding principles in developing and cultivating moral values in young children.
Di Zi Gui, which is also known the Standards for being a Good Pupil and Child, is a well-known secular Chinese Classics based on the ancient teaching of the Chinese philosopher, Confucius. For more than 2,000 years, Confucius' deeds had been admired by both government officials and the general public, and his character was emulated by many. His philosophy has become the mainstream of traditional Chinese culture and the basis of moral norms.
Di Zi Gui, or the Standards for being a Good Pupil and Child, emphasises the basic requisites for being a good person and guidelines for living in harmony with others. It covers core values of Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Integrity, Care and Harmony.
Apply immediately with your child(ren) after you have learned it.
I welcome you to embark on this learning journey with me now.
BONUS - when you sign up and enrol for this course, you will get access to a Learn Di Zi Gui Video worth US10.00.