The role of the family in educating early childhood is very important.
Especially in the informal education pathway for children before they are sent to school to get formal education. In addition, most of the time children spend before they enter school or when they have gone to school is generally spent at home. So that supervision and attention from both parents is needed.
The role of parents has a very big share in determining the character and maximizing the intelligence that a child should always have, where this parenting must be directed from an early age. This parenting includes various things such as disciplining, monitoring, communicating and encouraging proper parenting that is in accordance with their development so that children are able to perceive the parenting patterns that are given to them well.
The roles and functions of parents in the family are of course diverse, one of which is educating children. Parenting is the interaction of children and parents guiding, educating, disciplining them and protecting children so that they can reach maturity according to the norms prevailing in society.
Every parent does have their own parenting style that is applied to their children. Parenting patterns this is what influences the development of children. It’s just that, in practice, there are many children who don’t get the attention of their parents, this is because their parents are busy with work. Meanwhile, at this age children still really need the role and attention of their parents, especially for their personality development. The role of parents at this age should be able to guide and introduce children to new things in order to know and distinguish which things they can and shouldn’t do.
In the absence of parental guidance, curiosity and the desire to try new things in life will not be controlled properly. So it is not surprising that at this time we have encountered various norm deviations committed by minors at their age where they should not have experienced it. And research shows that most children do this without the knowledge of their parents and lack of attention from their parents because they are busy at work.
You certainly don’t want something similar to happen to your young sons and daughters at home, right? For that, the following points will help mothers and outside parents to educate their children at home.
1. Eliminate Children Too Much
Our actions, which are often unable to accompany children most of the time and are unable to be beside them whenever they need us, often make us feel guilty and choose to make up for this by granting all children’s wishes, even things they don’t need will easily we give.
But you know, providing luxurious facilities and valuables to meet the needs of children, does not make their development better. On the contrary, by always giving and obeying the wishes of children, this will make children assume that you are just their goldmine that they can ask whenever they want.
Besides not making children independent, this will also backfire for you parents. Believe me, children who are spoiled too often will give birth to children who are disobedient, often disobedient and do not even respect other people. Never mind respect for life, respect for you father and mother will be doubted. For this reason, stop giving luxury items to children. On the other hand, just make ends meet, do not continue to fulfill the desires of children who are actually useless and useful.
2. Create a Democratic Parenting
Democratic parenting is a parenting style that creates a balance between the rights and obligations of parents and children. In this parenting style, the position of the parents is as the holder and the making of the highest rules where the rules are enforced firmly and sanctions apply for any violations that occur. However, the relationship between parents and children remains warm and harmonious while still providing space for children to be able to express their aspirations and be free to explore.
By creating this parenting style, you as a parent must be able to carry out your obligations as well as possible so that your rights will be obtained without pressure. Likewise with your children. This parenting style will be able to teach children to be responsible for what they have done.
With this parenting pattern, if children are good, then they will get praise and appreciation from their parents, while if they bear bad fruit that violates the rules that have been set, then the consequences are their own responsibility.
3. Spend Quality Time with Your Kids on Free Time
Often the work that piles up and the limited time from Monday to Friday makes it very difficult for us to be able to play with your little one even it feels really hard to want to meet and chat with the baby while working hours are still running. However, when vacation time comes, we often feel tired and want to take advantage of vacation time to be able to relax at home and prefer to hire a babysitter so that resting activities at home can not be disturbed by your little one.
But actually wrong, by doing this is tantamount to you giving a distance that will keep you from your little one. For this reason, try to take the time and take advantage of the vacation time to be able to chat with your beloved baby. After a full week your little one will certainly miss your spoiled caress, this is the time for you to spend some quality time with them.
Take advantage of this time by playing together with your little one, fishing with your little one, cooking, or even gardening together that will make them feel comfortable around you.
As parents, it is our duty to be able to provide for our children so that their life needs can be supported properly. But besides that, an obligation that is no less important is to educate and care for your little one at home. Well, the method above is expected to be able to help you parents in educating your children even though you are a career parent who finds it difficult to spend time with your baby.