Key Attributes in Child and Adolescent Education

Talita Martins is an educator and UFMS’s Master in Health, Education and Development and director of the Harmonia School – (Photo: Reproduction)

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Many folks come to me in college or in social life, to know from what second in a toddler’s life it’s attainable to start out good training. Around 400, 300 BCE, research and writings on the educating of advantage have been first proposed by nice philosophers akin to Plato and Aristotle. In the identify of academics and college angels.

In the Aristotelian view, man consists of three colleges: feeling, will, and mind. The thinker stated that to kind resilient, sturdy, simply, temperate, good rulers and good folks, training primarily based on advantage is important from childhood. Thomas Aquinas was their nice admirer and scholar. In his works, he analyzed the writings of Greek philosophers and made glorious contributions on the cardinal virtues, particularly: temperance, fortitude, justice and prudence. Apart from these, we even have human qualities in us – self-discipline, sincerity, loyalty, modesty, generosity, friendship, patriotism and so forth.

But, when ought to my youngster discuss or educate virtues? The sooner the higher, but it surely’s by no means too late to start out. Therefore, from the second a toddler realizes that he’s a human being and that he’s not an extension of the mom (round six months of life), work can start. It is evident {that a} younger youngster is motivated by the routines that mom, household, and different caregivers present for him, however it’s in the group of those routines—feeding, sleeping, hygiene, and play—that we start to speak temperament. and orders. , “controlling” and organizing the kid’s life. Already on the age of 1 yr, the kid begins to point out his preferences, his feelings, his needs, his needs, and when he’s opposed, he not often obeys the primary time. Usually, he cries, argues, throws himself on the bottom or throws no matter is in his palms. At this level, she is discovering herself and investigating and testing the folks round her, particularly her mother and father. So, if you don’t educate the kid from childhood that he can not have every thing and he isn’t every thing when he needs, he may have plenty of potential to develop with out brakes from each inner (psychological and mental) perspective. External (social).

The nice masters left a legacy to Thomas Aquinas, the Stoic and Catholic Church saint, thinker, instructor and Angel of the School.

We all want brakes. They are essential for us to take pleasure in our freedom properly. They assist us determine and face moments of hazard, keep away from addictions, be taught to regulate our feelings and act with dignity and calmness in varied life conditions. Therefore, we should introduce the advantage of moderation to the little ones in a easy and sensible method. For instance, youngsters and youngsters should know that we don’t reside in accordance with issues, however in accordance with time. They want to know that now we have time to check, sleep, pray, eat and play/have enjoyable. Also perceive that when we don’t respect this routine group, we might have penalties, akin to poor college efficiency and the acquisition of illnesses because of lack of sleep, hygiene or wholesome meals. With this, we are able to say that “every thing has a spot, I put it now” and “every thing has a time, I do it now”. When youngsters and youngsters are taught to do their responsibility, you too will observe the advantage of perseverance, as a result of it’s by way of each day effort and sacrifice that we obtain nice issues.

In the home context, the standard of order could be very simple to work out. We can clarify to the kid that his room is a spot to maintain his private belongings, the kitchen is the place the dishes are, and the lounge is a collective surroundings, so it can’t be a playground, as a result of it’s a area. For use by the entire household. Next, we give an instance of the implications of not being an engaged particular person, as a result of after I have no idea the place my issues are, in on the lookout for them, I should be late, as a result of I waste time in this exercise.

I actually like a thought by professor and writer David Isaacs that claims, “It is unattainable for a person to reside in inside self-discipline if he doesn’t reside in outer self-discipline”. The youngster learns and organizes itself, primarily, by the exterior surroundings. So, it is price fascinated about: how we would like our kids to arrange, after they enter our room, they see sneakers thrown round, tub towels on the mattress, drawers overflowing with open garments, or notice that we’re at all times late. Appointment? We are the most important position fashions for them. Aristotle as soon as stated: “It is pure for man to mimic”. Along these strains, we might be the very best instance to our kids from childhood. Our position as mother and father is to set examples of virtuous deeds, in small each day actions.

In the home context, the standard of order could be very simple to work out.

At first, after we put them in the sensible context of household life, creating new habits will appear tough and mechanical. But, over time and by way of fixed and agency conversations, at all times about what you count on of your youngster and why you count on him to behave the way in which you do, the outcomes will likely be more and more optimistic. To start with, choose one or two related habits and make investments your time, data and endurance in growing them. Once put in, hint new ones. Don’t set huge targets in the quick time period. Try to maintain the household ambiance loving, however be agency when essential. There is little doubt that every one it will require effort and dedication and do not be afraid to ask for assist from skilled folks. As the months go by, the household surroundings will change. I assure you it is going to be a lot better. It is just essential to observe the virtues of perseverance and plenty of endurance and dedication. Remember: Your youngster ought to be the very best challenge of your life. Don’t hand over on him.

*Talita Martins is an educator with a grasp’s diploma from UFMS in Health, Education and Development and director of Harmonia School.

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