"Teach your children well," goes that well-known song by Crosby,Stills, Nash & Young. But to be able to teach the children well, or anybody else for that matter, you migh oftn need to resort to a parental voice.
According to some experts, the often-repeated verbal and nonverbal messages that parents, knowingly or unknowingly, transmit to their children become hardwired in the child’s mind so that it is perceived as an unquestionable truth about and by the child. But then, that is only one of the situations where you need to use a parental voice, literally. People often need to hear some advice about parenting itself, or share experiences. With a parental voice, it is all about learning something.
The first obvious audience choice for a parental voice are children themselves, and that means children of all ages, including even when they grow up. Often, ieven when you are oder, it is good to hear a voice that will remind you of what your parents would have to say. In all questions related to education, parent voice refers to the values, opinions, beliefs, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds of the parents, guardians, and families of students enrolled in a school, which extends to parent groups, cultural organizations, and other entities related to a school through familial connections. All those groups represent a potential audience for a parental voice.
A parental voice has to have some age and experience weight behind it. Depending on the context of the message, it can sound mild and kind, or it can moments sound stern and strict. In other cases, it actually has to sound both even in one single message.