Together we have created a society where the haste makes the people that make it up to do more and more things in less time. We live life with an intense rhythm, and especially in cities where schedules, consumerism, overwork and what others expect from us mark our movements. However, in Guiainfanti
Together we have created a society where the haste makes the people that make it up to do more and more things in less time. We live life with an intense rhythm, and especially in cities where schedules, consumerism, overwork and what others expect from us mark our movements.
However, in Guiainfantil.com we propose a different model of parenting, it is about practicing Slow Life with our children, a way of educating our children without so much haste.
Living in a hurry affects the children
The obsession with competitiveness, being more productive, impatience and that kind of need to use our work agenda too much to the point of using it to organize all aspects of our lives ( social relations, education of children, leisure activities, etc.), has generated a kind of social dictatorship in which there is no space for tranquility, pause and ultimately to enjoy life.
The environment in which we live affects everything that surrounds us. Adults have created a culture based on a frenetic pace of life in which for a few decades we can see both physical and psychological symptoms that are indicating that children are not growing in the most appropriate environment for optimal development.
Nowadays it is very common to see children who are imposed a school and extracurricular agenda that marks their rhythm of life generating a feeling of overwhelm and exhaustion and stress. This has very negative consequences for them:
- The stages of growth aco are shortened, both physically and emotionally. La - The lack of time to playaffects the child's health
since the game is necessary and fundamental for its development. - The strict schedules marked by excess activities and tasks after school bring the lack of freedom
. Que - That parents and children have tight schedules can imply a lack of time to be together that implies the estrangement of the parents in the education of their children. Slow life as a model of upbringing with our childrenFor the correct development and education of children it is important that
we leave aside the rush
. For this, we can build on an alternative movement called Slow life in which we are proposed to take things slowly, following the natural biological rhythms. A philosophy marked by a decelerated lifestyle for all facets of life that goes from work to the education of our children. To carry out this lifestyle, we must take into account its principles:
- Respect the child rhythm. Do not treat the child as if he were also an adult.- Respect family customs
. Encourage family meals, so that there are good eating habits, and also to strengthen emotional ties with children leaving aside distractions such as television or mobile. - Put aside the mobile.
There is a statistic saying that we look at our phones an average of 150 times a day. It would be important to keep it off in the moments that children enjoy.- Set aside the TV.
Having television constantly on can increase stress levels due to constant background noise. -
Have time to get bored. Boredom means having time to think and creativity to flourish. Children constantly receive stimuli and information from television, mobile, computer, etc. That prevents their brains can establish connection between the knowledge they acquire and order their ideas. It is important that there is a time and space in which you can think and create.
- Healthy competition. The child must be encouraged to enjoy when he does team activities and not to compete to be above others.