The Shichida Method and Instilling Self-Confidence in Children

If you are trying to get started with early learning at home for your child, perhaps you should consider developing their emotional and psychosocial development. Tabula rasa—it is a theory that each person is born into this world without any prior knowledge of anything. In other words, infants join society as a “blank slate”. Focusing on the concept of the “blank slate” highlights the Shichida method emphasis on honing a child’s capability to learn, process, and assimilate new information independently.

The need to educate young, bright minds properly also entails parents to shift their focus on gearing their child for the future by propelling them to develop positive emotions and characteristics within them.

The educational training introduced by Makoto Shichida proposes that self-control, and helping kids foster aspirations, goals, and dreams of their own are some of the primary and crucial aspects that parents should teach. Children who are brought up to become independent and confident are likely to have more sensitivity towards the people around them. It means that they are given the proper rearing and environment for them to realize their self-worth and use it for the benefit of those around them. 

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Self-assurance is a crucial trait, especially in developing children.

When kids feel confident, they feel braver and more compelled to explore the world around them. They feel good about themselves. It helps radiate positive emotions and thoughts.

According to the Shichida method, parents should focus on the following if they want to raise poised and autonomous children:

  • Parenting Style

Children learn by example. They also respond to the type of environment and style of rearing that they are exposed to. Suppose they grow up in a caring and loving home where they are given the right balance of positive reinforcement and discipline. In that case, it is highly likely that they adopt positive languages and a wholesome perception of themselves. Confidence is rooted in self-love. Whether it is through words of encouragement and affirmation, or by simply complimenting your child for the big and small achievements, positive communication builds a roller coaster of self-esteem-building behavioral responses.

  • Learning Activities

The courses and lessons prepared in the Shichida Method of learning specifically categorize different activities based on the age of the pupil. For instance, at six months to 6 ½ years old, the lessons are focused on how environmental stimuli influence the development of neural pathways in kids. It includes activities that adhere to the five senses of each child through image and memory training as well as teaching them to read and write. Critical thinking skills are also honed as part of grooming kids to realize their potentials.

  • Teaching Habits and Language

Disciplining and showing children how to be independent means reinforcing communication that resonates with them in a caring, encouraging, and constructive manner. If a parent always interferes and does even the smallest of tasks for their child, it will keep the latter from developing a sense of self-reliance. They will become increasingly dependent as they grow old, without taking the time to figure out how things work on their own. It impedes their development of critical thinking and problem-solving. 

Early learning at home doesn’t always have to be about numbers and alphabets. Sometimes, it is also necessary to exert dedication in developing emotionally mature and psychologically healthy individuals.

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