Children are one of the gifts God has given us. We should be grateful and keep it well. In the future, they become beneficial to others.
Speaking of the future of the child, of course, all that has influence with how we as parents educate him. There is no way we can educate him carelessly and hope someday they become successful. Indeed there are also so, but only a small part.
How to educate children at home cannot be arbitrary. We must educate it thoroughly. In order for them to grow well, ranging from spirituality, intellect, or emotionality.
So, we as parents are also responsible for the education of children at home. Do not just because we’ve sent the kids to the best schools, then neglect their education when at home. In fact, the first education is done at home. So, do not ignore about educating them.
Here are some ways to educate children that we can apply at home.
1. Teaching Children Living Independent
When we have a child who is still small, there must be excessive worries. As parents, we should not be too worried and overprotective. We also need to give them confidence, but stay within our watch.
Give the child responsibility for his toys, and tidy his toys after playing. Teach children to prepare their own school supplies.
2. Be an Example for Children
What a child sees will be recorded and may be practiced. Especially when he was a toddler. So, we need to be an example for them.
If they want to be a good person, then we must be good. We have to maintain good manners, say good, and all good things.
If you want a diligent child worship, of course, we should start from ourselves first. Because the example would be more effective than just a command without any example to follow.
3. Teach Children to Socialize, Sympathize, and Empower
Social life is very important for humans because we can not live alone. We must socialize with the community, sympathize and empathize with others.
In order for them to socialize, to sympathize, and to empathize, we need to teach it. In order, later they will grow into a person who can appreciate others. Teach also understand the environment, distinguish what is good and what is not.
In addition, teach to provide assistance to people in need and do not be arrogant. If for example, we meet an old trader, let them buy some goods from the merchant. Give more money and do not have to ask back from the old trader.
After buying the goods from the old merchant, give us an explanation of why we need to share and give.
4. Teach Children to Raise Opinions
Typically, parents overestimate the opinions of children, especially those who are still small. In fact, when they express an opinion and we care about or consider it, then it will make them more confident in issuing opinions.
Do not even be indifferent to their opinions, later they can become inferior and do not want to argue again. When they think, we can listen to it and consider its opinion. If the opinion is good, we can use it, but if not, we can give input and correct it.
5. Growing Children’s Want to Know
Children of course still do not know the outside world thoroughly. Therefore, when we see something new that he does not know yet, he will ask us.
As parents should always answer if they ask something. In addition, we must also explain in an easy-to-understand language. If you do not know, we should not lie, answer to our knowledge so that their curiosity can be satisfied.
But remember, lest we say “do not know”, as much as possible looking for information about what they are asking. If you can not answer it right then, we ask for time to find out the answer.
Some of the above ways we can practice to educate children. We must give full attention to them. Do not just give education to the school, so we also know how they are developing.