Babies come on the world as an unscribed book. Adults want to fill the empty pages as quickly as possible. We want to make children perfect adults. We teach them how to do it. But are adults so perfect? Is it good how we do it? Or are those little people, who are hardly affected by their surroundings, actually much more perfect? What can we learn from children?
10. Being free, without shame
Children run, jump, jump, dance, scream, scream and sing to heartbreak. They dress up like idiots and like to shrink. They talk about poke, let farmers and skirts, without genuinely generating it. They feel free to do this and do not think about it yet. It does not matter who is nearby (and). We do not look strange when children behave so freely, but as an adult dressed as a princess singing through the street … Ok, that’s a bit strange. But it would be best to scream once we are angry? And our great message is much better done at another home without all that shame?
9. Nothing is self-evident
Adults make rules, set boundaries, have standards and values. Children do not have this by nature. A child does not find it self-evident. It will not think something or behave in a certain way, because it should. If they play a game of memory with you, they will make their own rules when it comes to them.Adults thus completely lose their security and permanently lost. Children can teach us not to accept everything as it is. They can put us in mind with the questions they ask us, such as “Why do you do your work if you do not like it?”
8. Discover the world without fear
TOP 10 THINGS THAT CAN EDUCATE CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTSChildren do not think, “can you?” or “but?” They just do without worrying or scared. They are curious about something and try it out. Children live in one major exploration. They explore continuously.Adults do this too, but to some extent. If we’re not sure if we can do anything, we’ll quickly put it on or let it go. We are afraid to fail. Children make mistakes, but learn from it. We can also make mistakes to learn from it.
If adults say something, then you’re not sure if it’s the truth. Adults can think of something different than what they say. They twist the mess because they do not want to hurt others or because they have something to hide. Young children dare to say the truth. Thus, a child can say to you, “What is your hair crazy today?” They still do not think how this will be for the other. But at least it’s fair, you know what they really think. Children sometimes try to lie if they have done something stouts and do not want to give it. But with their faces they betrayed themselves. Honesty has been written on the body. Too bad we do not just stay honest, we know at least what we have.
6. Enjoy nature
Children enjoy little animals and big animals, from a mosquito to an elephant. They collect pebbles, leaves, flowers, acorns, pine cones and shells. They prefer to play sand, water, snow and wind. They dance through the rain and look carefully in the woods. In short they enjoy all that nature has to offer us. Should we not be able to do anything more?
5. Openness in feelings
TOP 10 THINGS THAT CAN EDUCATE CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTSIf a two-year-old is angry, it can lie down on the ground, stabbing with the feet and banging with the hands. The child is angry. A happy excited child will radiate happiness. If a child is sad, heartbreaking will cry and want to be comforted. Everything that children feel, they clearly show to the outside world, especially to their parents. It is of course good that not all angry adults are lying on the ground. Yet, there are adults who would benefit if they leave their true feelings and show it to the outside world.That would prevent misunderstandings, provide understanding and compassion.
‘Time’, that understanding do not yet know young children. They are reminded by their parents that they need to hurry to be on time somewhere. It gives many parents’ stress that children do not work with it. Children do not feel rushed, take it easy. They are hardly chased by their parents. By nature they feel calm. They do not want to be lived by time. That our culture is arranged on time, of course, is nothing to do with it. We have to bring our children to school on time and work on time. But are there not moments in our lives in which we are in a hurry when that is not necessary? Do we sometimes not feel stressed while we need to be in time? If possible, look at those moments to (your) children and get along at their pace.
3. Live in here and now
We pee, doubt, plan, dream and fantasize. That can be fun or just annoying. But it does mean that we are not busy with what we are doing at that moment. Most of the day’s activities are done on the auto pilot, while our brains run overtime at the time. We enjoy less of our favorite meal, from a kiss of our lover or the sun in our face. If you give a group of children a bag of chips, you will not hear them, they are all enjoying themselves. When children take a walk, they have an eye for everything they encounter. They live in here and now. This would also do many of us well. We would enjoy more and less ‘stressed’. It is not for nothing that mindfulness is so popular.
Children spend most free time playing. Then they are away from the real world and totally relaxed. We can also relax when we play: playing soccer, pooling, table tennis, playing games, playing a company, playing with our children … Do you do this enough?
Give a child a small gift and it jumps a hole in the sky. With a balloon or ball ball, make it as happy as a new bike. They enjoy seeing an airplane, a bus and a garbage truck. If they see a hot air balloon, it’s the party. Go to the supermarket or ducks in the vicinity. This is also a pleasure for many children. They find something not fast boring or ordinary. They do not do things on the auto pilot. Through the eyes of a child, the world would be a lot more beautiful to us!
TOP 10 THINGS THAT CAN EDUCATE CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS