In the journey of raising children to adulthood, understanding is an important factor. To do that, parents need to spend time with their children, listen and share with them more. If you can become your child’s friend, accompany your child on the journey of adulthood, the problem of educating children will be easier.
Children’s world will constantly change according to different ages and stages. That’s why parents need to be aware, to be able to “catch” the psychology of children. When parents know what their children are thinking, wanting and doing, they will be able to help their children orient their development according to their aspirations. From there, children are free to unleash their creativity in their own world, without being constrained by their parents.
Experts advise that a good education from the family will be a healthy environment for children to develop optimally. Therefore, do not ignore the problem of capturing these psychological characteristics of children.
Children love toys
In fact, almost every child loves toys. In addition to entertainment value, toys are also a means to help parents educate children in a lively and effective way. Because through toys, children’s IQ and EQ will be activated for outstanding development. Good skills and character will also be trained such as problem solving, independence, creativity, … through behaviors while children organize fun activities.
In addition, children’s fitness is also improved from experiences with toys. When children move their arms and legs more, this will help their bones and joints become more flexible and toned. Especially, for educational toys, children’s senses can be more flexible and sensitive if they have a lot of interaction and contact.
Toys are proven to be an integral part of children’s lives. Since children are aware and curious about everything, play has been a regular activity.
Therefore, in order to create an environment for the development of children, and at the same time understand the child’s psychology, thereby easily giving appropriate educational methods, parents should not neglect this “hobby” of the child. On the contrary, parents should spend a lot of time “accompanying” their children.
Toys not only work to help children relax, but also an effective educational tool.
Children love to imitate
Many evidences have shown that children with the ability to imitate often “own” a superior IQ than other children. Therefore, parents need to pay attention to this point to help children accumulate healthy knowledge and experiences and develop well in the future.
At each stage of adulthood, the child’s imitation mechanism will be different. Children from under 6 years old, the need to explore the world is often strong, imitation is an action that children perform from the process of observing and remembering everything around.
When the imitation has high accuracy compared to the “original”, this proves that the child’s observation ability is very good. At the same time, the sensitivity and understanding are deep enough that children can imitate such a “standard without adjustment”.
Imitation is a good instinct in children, if the child feels that his or her own knowledge is not enough and wants to be tolerated more. Parents should feel proud when children have high learning needs. However, in reality, not all imitation behaviors of children are encouraged.
In the case of children developing actively, imitation is correct. But on the contrary, children need to absolutely stay away from bad imitation behaviors. If parents want the best for the child, above all, they must be very careful with their behavior in front of the child.
When children are good at imitating, this proves their ability to observe is very good.
Children are curious
Parents should not feel bothered, before “thousands of questions why” of children. It must be understood that curiosity is evidence that children are interested in something, and children have a need to learn about it.
In the process of answering questions, finding answers to questions, children will have the opportunity to discover a lot of “mysteries” in this life. From there, children’s thinking will be enhanced and understanding will expand day by day.
To understand the nature and state of things and things, curiosity plays an extremely important role. Supposedly if children don’t touch, hold, grasp, taste because they want to know what they are, they will never know what they are.
Therefore, curiosity should be encouraged by parents, when it is applied to appropriate situations. Instead of refusing to answer for children, parents need to have patience in this matter. Once the psychology is satisfied, the parent’s child education journey will be easier.
Curiosity will be activated when children are interested in learning about a certain issue.
Children love success
Achievement and confidence often go hand in hand. The more achievements, the more children will believe in their own “strength” and are ready to accept any challenge.
Based on this, parents can come up with appropriate child education methods, by approaching the child’s “like to succeed” mentality. From there, constantly give children tasks in daily life, let them complete on their own.
In the process of “decoding” the challenge given by their parents, children not only practice perseverance, effort, and independence, but also accumulate many useful skills such as handling situations, managing time,…
However, parents should consider carefully before giving children a task? It is best in the best way, because if the request is too difficult for the child to handle, then the child will easily fall into a state of depression or mental decline. Even the child won’t want to do that task anymore.
Achievement is the motivation for children to try to complete the task in the best way.
Children love to live with nature
Enhancing experiences with nature is an effective way to help children develop comprehensively both physically and mentally. Most children do not like to be confined in the home environment, on the contrary, if their parents take them out often, children will be extremely happy and excited.
The more children interact with nature, the more they will accumulate, both in terms of IQ and EQ. Understanding this benefit and stemming from the child’s psychology, parents should give children many opportunities to enjoy the outdoor life, by organizing picnics, taking children to parks, zoos or other outdoor activities. Experiential activities such as watering plants, planting flowers, …
Based on this mentality, parents can educate their children with useful knowledge and skills in daily life.
Children love to socialize
There is no normal child who does not want to make friends to learn and have fun together. Doing things alone, certainly will not be as fun and inspiring as when children are done in a group environment. Therefore, young children often want to create many relationships so that they have a “companion” in all matters.
Based on the psychological factor “sociable”, parents can use it to educate children. Because in addition to learning from books, school, family or society, learning from friends is also an effective learning method. However, children must make the right choices, because only then can children grow up “healthy”.
The fact that children like to create many relationships, will help children become confident and learn a lot from it.
Children love to be praised
Parents’ praise is an expression of agreement and praise for the child’s work. Therefore, it acts as a conviction so that children can boldly carry out their behavior.
In addition, praise gives children a little sense of accomplishment. And this is a great motivation for children to keep moving forward
In educating children, it is indispensable for the presence of “compliments”. However, praise should be used in the right place and by the right person.
If it is overused, it will not be able to develop its full value. It is even a factor that causes children to form an “illusion” about their own abilities. From there, the level of effort when children face a certain challenge will gradually decrease.
Praise shows everyone’s agreement with what the child is doing, which helps children become more confident to complete their tasks well.