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Posted On August - 12 - 2011 0 Comment

Of ignorance or too much care many parents make mistakes in their children’s education. Discover what you should avoid and how much freedom you give to your child.

The child must be able to understand first what is required to do not having yet well formed the mental structures. Therefore you must speak clearly, directly and not complicated, using simple and short phrases. Since one year old he understands better what you ask him if you do it correctly.

It is very important not to mislead children even in play, and the provisions you give them to have truly an educational role. Never ask the child or don’t impose him something in order to submit his will or to defeat his stubbornness. What you will require him it will be short, with a calm but firm voice. Around one year old the child doesn’t hold in his mind more than six words in addressing. So, be careful not to confuse him and not to prevent him from ‘carrying out the mission’ required. Do not raise your voice and do not use frequently negative imperatives, imposing yourself only negatively and prohibiting him certain things, without explanation or justification, and especially if it is unjust for him.

It is very important how you talk to the child
. Addressing is done directly, always asking him a responsible behavior, engaging him actively in any discussion. Ask others, close or not, the same attitude. When the child is present, is totally unhealthy to talk about him at the third person like ‘How old is your child?’. The child needs to know his role and his importance and to assume the status of personality itself, independent. The child should receive directly the question and to assume his answer. If he’s treated as a negligible amount, notwithstanding his presence besides the pain of not showing attention – knowing their need for attention- in time, he can self-absolve of any responsibility, fault or decision that he would have to take alone. If not so, he will look with curious eyes, but shy and insecure, only behind the skirt of his mother and only by her perspective. Thus, the child becomes passive and vulnerable always waiting for the solution from others.

The freedom of movement of the child is another important thing that parents have to consider. Parents are tempted to impose children rules, restrictions and prohibitions. Usually, these things do not always favor the child and not always justify our attitude, but are rather meant to make our life easier, knowing him safe, but preventing him instead to explore and therefore to develop. It is indeed more demanding for us to always watch him and assist him in everything he does and being always ready to intervene, rather than prohibit him from the start and to cut his momentum, assuring us the peace. This is a form of selfishness from our side, although we knew from the beginning that raising a child involves a big commitment, with effort and sacrifice.

An attitude of constant fear and endless worries from us, are blocking his curiosity and the need to discover and to understand everything. Therefore we must always be in their immediate vicinity, leaving them freedom of movement, observing them apparently detached and from distance, being prepared, however, always with explanations and discreet help when they need to overcome an impasse. When dealing with education, parents must learn how to encourage their children’s natural curiosity rather than force them to learn. For example, say you are helping your child with their math homework regarding square footage. Tell the children how this information can help them in everyday scenario such as painting a room or planting a garden. It is important to know the area you are working with in order to know how much materials to buy. There are of course websites which can automatically calculate areas such as squarefootagecalc.net. However, you should not teach your children to cheat their education with the use of technology.

Finally, these tips to avoid mistakes in children’s education are essential for your child to grow harmoniously in your hands.

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