My daughter is not yet a student. An unforgettable first call awaits her next year. In the meantime, the baby performs her first homework in kindergarten, in school preparation and in a development studio. The daughter carefully removes sticks and hooks, already independently divides words into syllables and counts within 20.
We have special notebooks. For writing – with a variety of shading; in mathematics – with simple examples, numbers and signs. Surprisingly, my daughter loves to write. At her request, I bought them a few more, so to speak, for the house.
Sometimes I get the feeling that if the daughter is not stopped, she will write out all the notebooks in one evening. It happens that I have to explain to her for a long time that I need to perform only those tasks that have been given to her. And yet sometimes there are times when we do our homework, and our daughter will have a rumpled pancake instead of neat loops.
And yesterday, for a long time we considered how much it would be 5 plus 5. My daughter for some reason decided that she would be 6. I couldn’t convince her that it would be 10. They considered everything: calculating sticks and fingers. They, by the way, turned out to be 10. But 5 plus 5, whatever one may say, in its understanding 6.
In such my brain begins to boil. I chew on her material for a long time, I explain, I cite various examples. Of course, a small children’s brain gets tired of so much information, and the daughter begins to look enthusiastically at the hairs or drawing on the wallpaper. And then my peace comes to an end.
I can raise my voice and say things that are offensive to her. Do not think, I do not insult the daughter, but I can criticize her work, but she is trying very hard. Not surprisingly, the daughter can be upset or even cry. At the same time, she refuses to carry out new tasks, explaining that all the same she will fail. At such moments I blame myself.
In order not to discourage the daughter from learning, I try to follow these rules:
one. Do not scold for failures: an inaccurate handwriting or an incorrectly solved task.
2 More often to praise. Even if the success of the child will be small. Praise for the child will serve as a springboard.
3 Do not scare the child at school. I tell the baby what a good teacher she will have and how fun the whole class will be to go to the school cafeteria and go on excursions.
four. Do not compare with other children. Having learned that Masha is doing better, the child is unlikely to have a desire to express herself in anything.
five. Do not require the child to be able to more than he is taught.
Do your children like to study? How do you encourage their desire?