The value of time for children

It is not at all a rare case to meet a person who never has time for anything and who constantly does not have enough time. Everyone definitely has such an acquaintance, and maybe he himself suffers from something similar. This quality is not innate, but acquired, but it is formed in childhood, when parents lose sight of such an important factor as the fact that children need to be taught to value time. Otherwise, they will grow into perpetually underachieving adults and, as a result, it will be difficult for them to succeed in life.

It is very important to instill in the child a sense, a sense of the length of time. This feeling is also not innate, but acquired. For a small child, it is not clear that any of his actions takes place in a certain period of time that can be calculated. He does not yet realize that any action, whether it is the road from home to the store or eating, can be measured in time. And that is exactly what needs to be explained to him.

It is irrational to scold a child for absent-mindedness, lack of concentration, and for the fact that he delays everything when he is going, if you have not taught him to value time yet. When you start teaching him this, he will become more concentrated, attentive and collected, and independence will also develop in him.

It is necessary to start with the fact that it is required to give the child the opportunity to at least partially control his time. Most often, his parents control him, it is they who decide when and how much time to walk, when to eat and what time to go to bed. And if this is already well controlled, then the child simply does not have the need to do it himself and, as a result, does not develop a sense of time and its value. He simply does not have any opportunity to try to do it himself, and the task of parents is to provide him with this opportunity. Also, situations of absolute lack of control on the part of parents should not be allowed. Some simply do not follow the child in this aspect, he gets up, goes to bed and eats whenever he wants, while there is no regime and he is simply lost in time.

The value of time for children

Also, when explaining to a child that everything has its own duration in time, it should be borne in mind that in children this perception is slightly distorted. It’s no secret that how fast time passes for us is related to our emotional state. As they say, “happy hours are not observed.” This happens to people at any age, but children are more emotional and tend to analyze everything based on their feelings. Therefore, during the game that captivated them, it seems to them that five minutes have passed, and in a boring lesson it seems that hours have already passed.


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