Raising children and parenting laws in the United States
Learn about parenting laws in the United States. Learn about how Americans raise their children. Pānuitia mō te wahi ki te kitea te tauturu ki te daycare. Kimihia atu te mea ki te mahi i te mea e māharahara koe e huri koutou tamariki i mōrearea ranei.
Learn about parenting laws in the United States. Learn about how Americans raise their 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.
He maha ture tiaki tamariki i roto i te Hau Amui no Marite o Amerika. He ture ki te tiaki i ngā tamariki, me te hoatu ki a ratou tika ratou.
There are many parenting laws in the United States of America. They are rules to protect children and give them rights.
Ka taea e waiho e ahau aku tamariki i toku whare fare ranei kahore ahau?
Can I leave my children at my house or apartment without me?
- I roto i te USA, e kore e taea te mahue tamariki taitamariki, me ngā pēpi i te whare i waho te pakeke. I roto i te nuinga o āhua, tamariki ki runga i 12 Ka taea e te tango i tiaki o ratou teina, he tuahine teina tau.
- Ki te waiho koe tou tamaiti i tou whare fare ranei anake, Ka taea e te tiki e koe ki te raruraru ki te kāwanatanga.
- Ki te mahi a koe whai tamariki taitamariki, you will need to pay for your children to go to daycare or have a babysitter. taki te kāwanatanga daycares ki te kia e tango ratou tiaki pai o koutou kuao.
- Ki te kore koe e whai nui te moni ki te utu mo te ua tafifi te daycare ranei, ai e taea e ki "hokohoko" ki tētahi atu whānau koe. taea mataara koe ratou tamariki i runga i etahi ra, a ka taea e te tahi atu utuafare mataara koutou tamariki tetahi atu ra. ai e taea e ki te kitea te whaea papa ranei i roto i to koutou hapori ki te mataara koutou tamariki e koe.
- Ko te hōtaka motu HeadStart e tuku tiaki me te kura-mua mātauranga ki te mau utuafare iti-moni.
- 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.
Ka taea e patua e ahau aku tamariki, ina whakahihi ratou kino?
Can I hit my kids when they behave badly?
I roto i te Hau Amui no Marite, e kore koe e taea e patua tamariki. Ki te patua e koe a koutou tamariki, Ka taea e te kāwanatanga te tango atu koutou tamariki i a koe. Ki te kahore e whai koutou tamariki ture, Me koe ki te ako huarahi atu ki te whakaako ia ratou ki te kia pai.
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.
A, no te hit ranei kino i te tamaiti te mau metua e aore ra ia vetahi ê, huaina te mea tūkino tamaiti. I roto i te USA reira he ture tiaki tamaiti ki te aukati i te iwi pupuri tamariki. Ako e pā ana ki te tūkino tamaiti, tiaki tamaiti, a me whai i te ture te mau metua.
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.
He aha e taea e ahau, ki te kei te mahi i aku tamariki rawa American?
What can I do if my kids are acting very American?
- ai e koe te ite pouri no te mea kei te hoko koutou tamariki rawa American. Ko reira maha ngāwari hoki ki ngā tamariki te whakarite ki te ahurea American no te mea e mea ohie hoki ki a ratou te ako English. Engari kia mahara e hiahia ana koe koutou tamariki ki te angitu i roto i Amerika, a tae noa ki te ite pouri koutou, he reira pai hoki ki a ratou te whakarite ki te ora i roto i Amerika.
- I roto i te Hau Amui no Marite, maha ngā mātua me ngā kaiako korero tamariki ina mahi ratou i te mahi pai. Ki te taea e koe te korero ki tou kuao e pai ki a ratou e koe, E tauturu i tenei koe te hononga pai ki o koutou tamariki. He maha rerenga me te manene tamariki mea hiahia ratou e whakamoemiti ratou mau metua ia ratou, ki te meatia e ratou te tahi mea pai.
- Kōrero ki o koutou tamariki e pā ana ki to koutou whenua te kāinga. A faaite i pikitia a korero ratou e pā ana ki o koutou mea tino i to koutou whenua.
- Kimihia tetahi mea koe me koutou tamariki e rua tino rite e pā ana ki Amerika. Meatia tahi taua mahi. hei tauira, koe ai rite katoa baseball. Haere ki kēmu baseball tahi me koutou tamariki.
- 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.
Me pehea ahau e taea e haapii i aku tamariki to tatou reo?
How can I teach my children our language?
- Ka taea e koe te tauturu i to koutou tamariki te ako i te reo Ingarihi me koutou reo. Ka ako koutou tamariki Ingarihi tere ki te hoki puritia e ratou korero me te ako i tō reo!
- A, no te he o koutou kuao i te kāinga, kia korero ratou i roto i nga reo e rua.
- A ani ia ratou ki te pānui i ngā pukapuka i roto i to koutou reo. Kia mataara teata, me te whakarongo ki te waiata i roto i to koutou reo.
- 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.
Kua māharahara ahau taku tama, tamahine ranei, kei te whakamahi i te raau taero waipiro ranei.
I am worried my son or daughter is using drugs or alcohol.
- Ki te kei te māharahara koe tou tama, tamahine ranei, ko te whakamahi i te waipiro, Ka taea e koe te kōrero ki tō tākuta ranei ki to ratou kaiako. I roto i te Hau Amui no Marite, āwhina i ngā kaiako mau utuafare. Ko reira tino noa ki te kōrero ki ngā kaiako.
- ai e koe te ite whakama. e kore ai e hiahia ana ki te mohio te iwi kei te he tō tamaiti he raruraru koe. Otiia, ki te huna e koe i te raruraru, ka whiwhi i te reira kino.
- 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.