Does education begin in family?
The issue of the development in early age has always been acute. A lot of countries and cultures represents their own system of education and upbringing. But practically every culture considers family to be the first social institute in a child’s life.
All over the world there’re various traditions an methods how to bring up a child. Some of them could seem rather queer to us. For example, Japanese system is well known for it’s oddity – a child, from the Japan point of view, is able to do whatever it wants till it’s 5 years old. Than it receives a full list of obligations and duties.
In our country, the situation is different. From the birth and up to undetermined age parents usually try to take maximum care of their children. It’s a king of our national peculiarity.
Speaking about early stages of education, it’s obvious that they are probably among the most important ones. The whole psychological basis is set in childhood. Till approx 12 years a child is guided by it’s parents, because they have a great authority over it. That means, it is a huge and important responsibility. Parents are the first people to watch and to be taken for a model of thinking and behaviour. They are the first to teach (not only in a verbal way) what’s good and evil, what’s one may do and may not; what’s the world like and the place of their child in it. Moreover, sometimes parents help to find out their child’s calling and support it in further fulfillment.
Having a solid, friendly and cultured family is a pledge of further successful development.