A child’s education goes beyond attending classes in a school and learning academic subjects. We seem to forget these children will grow up and be sent out to the world on their own. Out there, your children will be responsible for themselves.
Right Guidance is Important
to Raise a Well Balanced Child
Is your child being groomed for the inevitable adult phase of life? Whatever the case may be, it is never too late to start. The goal is to help children grow up to become adults who can function in every part of society.
We need to teach the children much about life, how to communicate, overcome weaknesses, and develop the resilience they need to succeed in life. It is important to study your child and find ways to help them build self-esteem which promotes confidence in children. However, you should avoid making comments such as, “My kid is quite shy,” or “My kid is smart.” These insinuations can put unnecessary pressure on your child.
Without proper guidance, children may become dysfunctional as adults, requiring expensive therapy to put their lives back on the right track.
In this post, we will be discussing crucial areas of a child’s development and how we can help them.
Focus beyond Formal Education
Without a doubt, there are many skills and proficiencies your child can develop by attending schools to get a formal education. This means you must never overlook the need for this education. In the school, children learn how to read and write. Formal education also exposes children to subjects that can change their lives forever.
However, without other types of educational exposure, it will be difficult for children to successfully learn in schools or apply the knowledge gained through formal education as adults.
For example, in schools where extracurricular activities such as dancing, listening to music, learning how to play musical instruments, martial arts, and other exciting activities, are combined with academic activities, the young participants learn a great deal.
Focus on Social Development
No one can survive in isolation. Knowing how to communicate effectively and cooperate with other people can save everyone a great deal of trouble. It is necessary to give children the opportunity to socialize at an early age.
At this stage of development, children learn how to play, communicate and work as a team to achieve common goals — for example, participating in sports such as football, where it takes a team to win. Helping a child to develop socially also teaches them how to resolve conflicts.
Conflicts can hardly be avoided among people. However, people who have poor social skills can become isolated if they are found to be unsociable. Isolation from others can lead to depression and low productivity because we need to interact with others to be our best.
Focus on Discipline
Every child is born with a strong will to demand and get whatever they want. As they grow older, it becomes evident that there is a line. Not every demand will have a positive response. At first, you will notice the tantrums, but this fades out over time when the child becomes confident that you love them and they learn to trust your parental decisions.
From this perspective, children learn to be content with what they have and control their emotions. It is however important parents must show their children they care. Children who are confident their parents love them will accept decisions made regarding their upbringing. Children can replicate this attitude of discipline and emotional control in the school where they are expected to obey rules and act responsibly towards other children.
Think about it, learning in a school environment will almost be impossible for children who don’t have social skills. To help your child grow into a confident and well-balanced adult, you must be intentional about training them to be academically, socially and morally aware at a young age.