Raising children and parenting laws in the United States

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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.

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.

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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?

  • Sa USA, young children and babies cannot be left at the house without an adult. Sa karamihan ng mga estado, 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. Ang pamahalaan ay sumusuri daycares upang matiyak na sila ay pagkuha ng mabuting pangangalaga ng iyong mga anak.
  • Kung hindi ka magkaroon ng sapat na pera upang magbayad para sa isang babysitter o daycare, maaari mong magawang upang "kalakalan" sa isa pang pamilya. 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?

Sa Estados Unidos, hindi ka maaaring hit sa mga bata. Kung pinindot ninyo ang iyong mga anak, ang pamahalaan ay maaaring tumagal ng iyong mga anak ang layo mula sa iyo. Kung ang iyong mga anak ay hindi sumusunod patakaran, kailangan mong malaman ang iba pang mga paraan upang turuan ang mga ito upang maging mabuti.

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. Sa Estados Unidos may mga batas sa proteksyon ng bata upang ihinto ang mga tao nakakasama sa mga bata. Alamin ang tungkol sa child abuse, proteksyon ng bata, at ang mga panuntunan magulang ay dapat sundin.

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.

Ano ang magagawa ko kung ang aking mga bata ay kumikilos napaka-Amerikano?

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

  • You might feel sad because your children are becoming very American. Ito ay madalas na madali para sa mga bata upang maiayos ang American kultura dahil ito ay madali para sa kanila upang matuto ng Ingles. But remember that you want your children to succeed in America and even if you feel sad, ito ay mabuti para sa kanila upang maiayos ang buhay sa Amerika.
  • Sa Estados Unidos, many parents and teachers tell children when they do a good job. If you can tell your kids you are pleased with them, ito ay makakatulong sa ikaw ay may isang mahusay na relasyon sa iyong mga anak. Many refugee and immigrant kids say they wish their parents would praise them if they do something good.
  • Makipag-usap sa iyong mga anak tungkol sa iyong sariling bansa. Ibahagi ang mga larawan at sabihin sa kanila ang tungkol sa iyong mga paboritong mga bagay-bagay mula sa inyong bansa.
  • Maghanap ng isang bagay sa iyo at sa iyong mga anak ang parehong tunay maibigan ang tungkol Amerika. Gawin ang aktibidad ng sama-sama. Halimbawa, baka sa iyo ang lahat tulad ng 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?

  • Maaari mong tulungan ang iyong mga bata matuto ng Ingles at ang iyong wika. Ang iyong mga bata ay matuto ng Ingles mas mabilis kung sila rin panatilihin ang pagsasalita at pag-aaral ang iyong wika!
  • Kapag ang iyong mga bata ay sa bahay, hayaan silang makipag-usap sa parehong wika.
  • Hilingin sa kanila na basahin ang mga libro sa iyong wika. Manood ng mga pelikula at makinig sa musika sa iyong wika.
  • 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.

Ako nag-aalala ang aking anak na lalaki o anak na babae ay gumagamit ng mga bawal na gamot o alkohol.

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

  • Kung ikaw ay nag-aalala ang inyong anak ay gumagamit ng alkohol, Maaari kang makipag-usap sa iyong doktor o sa kanilang mga guro. Sa Estados Unidos, mga guro ay tumutulong sa mga pamilya. Ito ay napaka-normal na makipag-usap sa mga guro.
  • Maaari mong pakiramdam napahiya. Maaaring hindi mo gusto ang mga tao na malaman kung ang inyong anak ay nagkakaroon ng problema. Ngunit kung itatago mo ang problema, ito ay makakakuha ng mas masahol pa.
  • 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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