As her children grow up, Manda continues to learn about which approach to use towards her children. One of the core values that Manda always emphasizes to her children is that each and every one of them has the right to learn about, and to get to know anyone, to expand their knowledge and horizon. But, they also need to learn about the limitations, and be responsible for all of their life choices.
“To make friends, they can befriend anyone, to learn more about people, their characters, their environment, but they need to be responsible for the path that they’ve chosen. So we don’t really limit them, our goal is to make our children more aware of the outside world, but still keeping their sense of responsibility and protecting themselves,” Manda explained.
Thus, Manda said that the only thing she can do is to keep building communication, providing her insights and values towards her children. But at the same time, she tries not to restrain her children.
“We’re just providing them with our insights, giving examples. We give them freedom in terms of socializing with others,” Manda told us.
Manda also hopes that the SETARA program will be able to provide understanding and examples regarding the stages of development, to guide her children through their journey to adulthood.
“I think the module is clear enough, without me having to teach them [her children], they can read and learn by themselves,” Mariani expressed.
Just like the other parents, Nila voiced her expectation towards the SETARA program, which is currently being implemented at her child’s school. She hopes that knowledge on reproductive health could provide her children with the understanding of the topic, and serves as a means to protect her children.
“My hope is for my children to be healthy, and are kept away from bad things,” she expressed.