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Learn about parenting laws in the United States and how Americans take care of children. Read about where to find help with daycare. Find out what to do if you are worried that your children are changing or at risk.

Learn about parenting laws in the United States and how Americans take care of children. Read about where to find help with daycare. Find out what to do if you are worried that your children are changing or at risk.

ua niam ua txiv cai nyob rau hauv lub tebchaws United States

parenting laws in the United States

There are many parenting laws in the United States of America. They are rules to protect children and give them rights.

There are many parenting laws in the United States of America. They are rules to protect children and give them rights.

Can I leave my children at my house or apartment without me?

Can I leave my children at my house or apartment without me?

  • In the USA, young children and babies cannot be left at the house without an adult. Nyob rau hauv cov xeev feem ntau, kids over 12 years old can take care of their younger brothers or sisters.
  • If you leave your child at your house or apartment alone, you can get into trouble with the government.
  • If you work and have young children, you will need to pay for your children to go to daycare or have a babysitter. Tus tsoom fwv cov tshev mis daycares kom paub tseeb tias lawv noj zoo saib xyuas ntawm koj tus me nyuam.
  • Yog hais tias koj tsis muaj nyiaj txaus los them rau ib tug neeg zov me nyuam los yog chaw zov me nyuam, tej zaum koj yuav muaj peev xwm "pauv" nrog lwm tsev neeg. You could watch their children on some days and the other family can watch your children another day. You might be able to find a mother or father in your community to watch your children.
  • The national program HeadStart that offers childcare and pre-school education to low-income families.
  • In the USA, young children and babies cannot be left at the house without an adult. In most states, kids over 12 years old can take care of their younger brothers or sisters.
  • If you leave your child at your house or apartment alone, you can get into trouble with the government.
  • If you work and have young children, you will need to pay for your children to go to daycare or have a babysitter. The government checks daycares to make sure they are taking good care of your kids.
  • If you do not have enough money to pay for a babysitter or daycare, you might be able to “trade” with another family. You could watch their children on some days and the other family can watch your children another day. You might be able to find a mother or father in your community to watch your children.
  • The national program HeadStart that offers childcare and pre-school education to low-income families.

Can I hit my kids when they behave badly?

Can I hit my kids when they behave badly?

Nyob rau hauv lub tebchaws United States, koj yuav tsum tsis txhob ntaus cov me nyuam. Yog hais tias koj ntaus koj tus me nyuam, tsoom fwv yuav coj koj cov me nyuam ntawm koj. Yog hais tias koj cov me nyuam tsis ua raws li cov kev cai, koj yuav tsum paub lwm txoj kev los qhia kom lawv yuav tsum zoo.

In the United States, you can not hit children. If you hit your children, the government can take your children away from you. If your children are not following rules, you need to learn other ways to teach them to be good.

When parents or others hit or harm a child, it is called child abuse. In the USA there are child protection laws to stop people hurting children. Kawm kom paub txog tus me nyuam kev tsim txom, tus me nyuam tiv thaiv, and the rules parents must follow.

When parents or others hit or harm a child, it is called child abuse. In the USA there are child protection laws to stop people hurting children. Learn about child abuse, child protection, and the rules parents must follow.

Yuav ua li cas yuav ua li cas yog hais tias kuv cov me nyuam yeej ua heev American?

What can I do if my kids are acting very American?

  • You might feel sad because your children are becoming very American. Nws yog feem ntau yooj yim rau cov me nyuam mus kho rau American kab lis kev cai vim hais tias nws yog ib qho yooj yim rau lawv kawm lus Askiv. But remember that you want your children to succeed in America and even if you feel sad, nws yog ib qhov zoo rau lawv yuav tau kho mus rau lub neej nyob rau hauv America.
  • Nyob rau hauv lub tebchaws United States, many parents and teachers tell children when they do a good job. If you can tell your kids you are pleased with them, qhov no yuav pab tau koj muaj ib tug zoo kev sib raug zoo nrog koj tus me nyuam. Many refugee and immigrant kids say they wish their parents would praise them if they do something good.
  • Tham nrog koj tus me nyuam txog koj lub tsev lub teb chaws. Qhia cov duab thiab qhia rau lawv txog koj nyiam tej yam uas los ntawm koj lub teb chaws.
  • Nrhiav ib yam uas koj thiab koj cov me nyuam ob leeg yeej nyiam txog America. Koj hais tias kev ua si ua ke. Piv txwv li, koj yuav tau tag nrho zoo ib yam li baseball. Go to baseball games together with your children.
  • You might feel sad because your children are becoming very American. It is often easy for kids to adjust to American culture because it is easy for them to learn English. But remember that you want your children to succeed in America and even if you feel sad, it is good for them to adjust to life in America.
  • In the United States, many parents and teachers tell children when they do a good job. If you can tell your kids you are pleased with them, this will help you have a good relationship with your kids. Many refugee and immigrant kids say they wish their parents would praise them if they do something good.
  • Talk to your kids about your home country. Share pictures and tell them about your favorite things from your country.
  • Find one thing you and your kids both really like about America. Do that activity together. For example, you might all like baseball. Go to baseball games together with your children.

How can I teach my children our language?

How can I teach my children our language?

  • Koj muaj peev xwm pab tau koj tus me nyuam kawm lus Askiv thiab koj yam lus. Koj cov me nyuam yuav kawm lus Askiv sai yog hais tias lawv tseem kom hais lus thiab kawm koj yam lus!
  • Thaum koj tus me nyuam tseem nyob hauv lub tsev, cia lawv hais lus nyob rau hauv ob yam lus qhia.
  • Hais kom lawv nyeem cov phau ntawv nyob rau hauv koj cov lus. Saib tsos thiab mloog suab paj nruag nyob rau hauv koj cov lus.
  • You can help your kids learn English and your language. Your kids will learn English faster if they also keep speaking and learning your language!
  • When your kids are at home, let them speak in both languages.
  • Ask them to read books in your language. Watch movies and listen to music in your language.

Kuv txhawj xeeb rau kuv tus tub los yog tus ntxhais yog siv yeeb tshuaj los yog dej caw.

I am worried my son or daughter is using drugs or alcohol.

  • Yog hais tias koj muaj kev txhawj xeeb koj tus tub los yog tus ntxhais yog siv dej cawv, koj tham tau nrog koj tus kws kho mob los yog mus rau lawv tus xib fwb. Nyob rau hauv lub tebchaws United States, cov xib fwb pab cov tsev neeg. Nws yog ib heev li qub los tham rau cov xib fwb.
  • Tej zaum koj yuav xav tias txaj muag. Tej zaum koj yuav tsis xav kom cov neeg paub koj tus me nyuam yog muaj ib qho teeb meem. Tiam sis yog tias koj nkaum qhov teeb meem, nws yuav tau txais zuj zus.
  • If you are worried your son or daughter is using alcohol, you can talk to your doctor or to their teacher. In the United States, teachers help families. It is very normal to talk to teachers.
  • You may feel embarrassed. You might not want people to know your child is having a problem. But if you hide the problem, it will get worse.

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