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***** role of a teacher in facilitating the education ***** a child c*****nnot be emphasized enough. The teacher is involved in all areas of development—cognitive, physical, social, emotional, aesthetic, and moral education. However, a teacher should not overlook the importance of the child's family in h***** development. ***** ***** home is where his first education beg*****s, and it is in the home where ***** ***** continues for the rest ***** his life. The interaction among family members, the roles each member plays, ***** the system of *****s and virtues they strive on influence the child's behavior and learning appetite. ***** article "Applying Family Systems Theory to Early ***** Practice" (Christian, 2006) ***** on the importance of the family in the ***** early education. It extensively discussed the ***** Systems Theory as a means to underst***** family *****teraction and ***** family's ***** on the child's behavior. It may be used to understand issues such as academic underachievement, disruptive actions, or aggressive ***** towards o*****rs. This the*****y was also applied as a tool to help *****s improve their interaction with family *****. This way, both the teacher and parents will act ***** effective collaborators in educat*****g the child.

The ***** systems theory emphasizes on six char*****eristics that describe the family which ***** be ***** by the educator as a guide. First, the f*****mily has boundaries. ***** relates to their relatedness, togetherness, and limits. A family may either be enmeshed, or disengaged. An ***** ***** is one that may control the activities of the child heavily. On the o*****r hand, in a ***** family, parents may allow their child decide on his own because they respect ***** autonomy. However, some children ***** see this as parents' disinte***** to his affairs. An ***** should respect the involvement of parents in terms of making a decision regarding the child's welfare. Second, each family ***** has a role being pl*****yed. The educa*****r must be able to encourage ***** child in playing other roles. He must also make the ***** recognize the role their child plays in school. Third, rules are implemented at home. ***** educator ***** ***** a distinction between ***** rules and school rules, ***** that home rules must ***** be overstepped. Fourth, the educator must identify and respect ***** existing hierarchy within the family. In every family, *****re is at least one person who ***** has the authoritative h*****. T*****is is influenced by the child's ethnic background, race, and economic status. This should also give the educator a clue as to how hierarchy ***** ***** his students. Fifth, the climate deals with ***** emotional and physical environment at home. It relates ***** the child's emotional behavior, whe*****r he feels encouraged or supported with his endeavors, or if he ***** secured, loved, angry, or fearful. It is the *****'s duty to ensure ***** ***** classroom is an ***** where the child may feel safe and encouraged. Lastly, ***** educat***** must recognize the equilibrium or balance that exists in ***** child's home. A


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