When we overprotect children we limit their maturity
What is family education?
Family education is a tool, a process, that helps to improve the dialogue between the couple to be able to make a quality family project, thinking about the happiness of our children and ourselves.
Is the current family in good health?
What we have is a lot of love for our children, and it can happen that we overdo it. This has repercussions that affect their personal growth and we unwittingly devote ourselves to educate their own immaturity in three details:
- To promote comfort, that is to say, giving them everything done and that they have no responsibility.
- To avoid them unpleasantness.
- Not denying them anything they ask for.
The challenge is to concentrate our efforts in the first years, in early childhood, where the first habits and values are instilled. What is not achieved before the age of 10 is difficult to achieve later, since in the stages of pre-adolescence and especially adolescence our priority is to maintain the milestones achieved in previous stages.
The recipe for maintaining good health is constancy and patience. To achieve these two great values and their effect I encourage you to read the story of the Japanese bamboo.
He is also an expert in mediation and conflict resolution. Are people conflictual?
People are quite selfish and on the other hand we are envious of others and if we do not have measure and personal discipline in these two great temptations we become quite conflictive people. We must try to educate our children in values as important as empathy, assertiveness, proactivity, and in the great value of trusting and thinking about others.
What role does pedagogy play in family education?
The knowledge of pedagogy helps us to better understand people and the areas in which they are immersed, collaborating in decision making. This is one of the great challenges to stimulate the maturity of our children, to educate them in the practice of decision making, assuming in all cases its consequences.