How often do we parents think about what we can give our children? It would seem that everything is obvious – good living conditions, proper nutrition, decent education … But is this enough for our child to grow up successful? We cannot determine the future of our child for him. Even if we make every effort to provide it financially, buy an apartment, provide a solid bank account, we cannot be sure that he will be happy in adulthood. We cannot put a material straw for all occasions, but we can help him grow into a successful person. Let’s see who can be considered successful? Rich man? A famous actor? Great athlete? Psychologist Nadezhda Vladislavova writes: “A successful person greets every morning with joy, he wants to wake up, live, work, love. If someone wakes up without pleasure, he might need to think: what am I doing wrong and what can I do right now to change this. Continue reading
More complicated is the situation with cognitive activity. It takes time before the requirements for the child on the part of the adult, his program (to give knowledge for the future, for the future) will turn into a child’s own program. The rudiments of this ability are already being formed at an older preschool age. But these are only the beginnings; at 6-7 years, they still do not reach full development. Adults should not forget about this feature of 6-year-olds, observe the gradualness in demanding, take into account the opportunities, interests, needs of children of this age.
It should be borne in mind that a distinctive feature of volitional regulation of preschoolers’ behavior is the unity of the motivational and operational sides, that is, the child’s characteristic attitude to difficulties and his typical ways of overcoming them. Continue reading