In our efforts to keep the children busy, to make every hour of their life meaningful, entertaining, developing, do we not forget that they, like us, need just free, personal time, not planned by anyone. Time to relax, think, dream, just to “fool around” (an activity not very loved by school teachers). We feel annoyed when the child refuses some useful, from our point of view, classes after school, but is ready for the tenth time in a row to play the same film. Why does it make us sad and angry? Probably, deep down in our hearts, we believe that something is wrong with him or that we cannot cope with our parental responsibilities if we did not load our child every minute with something useful. Recall, however, how many of us are able to be active all day without breaks, whether it is a relaxing hot tub, talking with a friend on the phone, or a silly series? Even babies need to be alone for some time each day, knock on their rattles, carefully examine their toes and listen to music. Continue reading
What do parents teach modern parenting books? Let’s open at random any. “If you feel offense, ask yourself what made the child inflict it on you”, “… you should treat your hobbies with respect, even if they seem empty or harmful to you, they have the right to their own desires and mistakes”, “ … avoid talking with your child between things, standing facing a stove or sink, etc., he should feel your full attention. ” And finally, the authoritative opinion of American psychologists is given: according to vital indications, it is necessary, as they say, to hug a child at least four times a day! So, if the child appeared instead of two at half-past five without one mittens, with wet legs and a “deuce” in Russian, mother, having been exhausted, having canceled the hairdresser and the visit to the dentist, turned everything upside down, but could not find the analgin, the rest of the ill-fated day cuddle with your child two, three, or even all four times? Continue reading
The psychological readiness of the child for schooling is one of the most important results of mental development during the period of preschool childhood.
The components of children’s readiness to study at school are personal, strong-willed and intellectual readiness.
Personal readiness of the child for school. Readiness of this type is expressed in relation to the child’s school, to educational activities, to teachers, to himself.
The creation of an emotional experience, the consistent deepening of the emotional attitude to learning in the process of a child’s activity is a necessary condition for the formation of his positive attitude to school. Continue reading