When we have small children we look forward to them growing up, when they grow up then we understand a lot about their childhood.
We forget that even when they grow up they are still our children and need our spiritual support.
Freedom of action
I often hear the phrase: let the children be free to do whatever they want. “Freedom” depends on how you see it. Children should play and be free to run and get dirty with sand, have freedom to express the energies of age through games, freedom to express their own opinion. According to me, children should be free, live according to their age. One must be careful with too much freedom and with the missing freedom. Extremes are never good, you need tolerance between them.
Parents before responsibilities
There are parents who take this sentence for granted, removing the responsibilities they have towards their children in their daily preparation. After the long and tiring day that parents have, I understand that most do not have the patience to deal with the preparation of their children. They simply ask: – Did you do the lessons for tomorrow? Only the child’s answer is enough: Yes.
No matter how much faith we have in our child, and we do well that we do, there are certain recurring situations that children take advantage of. We adults do not have to leave the responsibility in the hands of children. Or do we find it easier to have a clear conscience? To justify yourself? I think that children, especially when they are small, for many situations I do not blame them at all. It is not the children’s fault if they run out of notebooks, if they run out of colors, if they run out of pencils and pens, etc. In this case, I personally do not blame the children. The parent should teach the child that after finishing the lessons and tasks, make the bag ready for the next day and not leave it for another moment. In this way, the child sees the schedule and prepares the canta for the coming day. He does not have to carry books and tools that he does not need with him in the classroom.
How to help our children?
If a child, especially in the first years of school, needs the help of his parents more than ever, you cannot let him go. The problem lies with us as parents and as teachers who have to teach children the right way to prepare. You can’t leave the child alone to do the tasks and if he makes a mistake, you can even tear the sheet and tears flow on the sheet. In this case, the child will get bored and will not want to continue. Then before we tear up the paper with mistakes, we have to teach them to work with a certain rule in the first steps of starting the tasks. It would be best if the students had a small notepad to write down the orders and assignments.
I can’t understand how math problems can be done without having a sheet in front of you to do the actions or throw the problem data. It also happens that the assignments are done and then the lesson is taught, which is wrong.
If we leave the child free, he will not know, start in front of the door, or learn the lesson of the day. Parents’ help is crucial in these cases. If they make a mistake, we should tactfully warn them, and more than warning, we should give them courage. This is the only way they will want to move forward. Although sometimes they are right from the tedious work of copying assignments that have been done once in class and need to be copied again at home.
Most students have different ways of absorbing the lesson, some read it mentally, some out loud, some write it down, etc. There are those who concentrate better while reading and therefore learn it faster, there are those who do not have the patience or attention and quickly forget the read text, as a result they think that if they learn it by heart they will never forget it again . Sometimes they can even memorize a poem, a paragraph, when they dramatize a part, etc. If we refer to the subject of history, there are so many dates that the student must learn them by heart, in order to memorize them.
There are texts that some topics are compressed because that is the subject itself, they have volume. Here it is the role of the parent to guide the child and guide him on how to summarize that long lesson because the student cannot be expected to learn it by heart.
We need to give children practical examples of learning with logic and not by rote. Do not think that you hold the book in your hand and the child tells them the lesson in one breath, it is the right way. You hold the book in front of you, but ask constructive questions so that the child is also able to express and have in mind a summary of the main points of the lesson. It is very important that the child has a working method that gives him the right results during the learning process. At this point, teachers are also a very important link in the preparation of students in the classroom, showing them the right way of daily preparation in the classroom and at home.
Don’t skimp on help when you’re asked, show some patience even though you’re tired. The future is in the hands of our children. If we all try together both at school and at home, then the work would be simplified and the difficulties would disappear little by little. Freedom does not lie in the fact that the child can do as he wants, freedom lies in the foundation of knowledge, where our children will later know how to be free.