Pleasant work, necessary, useful

Pleasant work, necessary, useful.

The child's home situation changes fundamentally when he or she starts school. Now, same as parents, he has serious responsibilities outside the home. He feels this fact as a clear advancement. He's not a preschooler anymore, who can spend all his time having fun. He is impressed with his student status. He's proud of it, that, like adults, he has his own, serious business. They are generally very busy. He wants to do them well. Expects recognition, both at school, as well as at home.

Many parents take their child's new life situation seriously. He tries to find a special place for him to study. So new furniture arrives in the apartment (sometimes even made by the father himself) – desk or table, chair of the correct height, a locker or a shelf for school supplies. But not every family treats a child's first school responsibilities with due seriousness. Some parents only then, when they see, that the son or daughter begins to wonder, at which kilometer trains departing from two different stations meet each other, they get respect for their work. Maybe now, when first graders use math, which parents tried to do only at the end of primary school education, they will acquire due respect for the mental effort of their children. Because from the very first day of school, a child faces serious tasks, has a difficult job to do, requiring concentration and intellectual effort.

A school-aged child is also generally expected to participate more in farm activities. The participation of a preschooler in homework was basically symbolic, was of educational importance. Now parents are expecting, that at least the simplest of the entrusted activities the child will perform so reliably, that you no longer need to correct it. So they expect real help from him. They also gradually increase the scope of their responsibilities. If, for example, they entrust the care of plants in the apartment, that's what they want, so that the child does not just water them, but also cared about it, so that they are not dusty, took part in replanting them nurtured the greenery on the balcony, cared for cut flowers in vases. In some families, children are entrusted with such activities, like dusting in an apartment, washing dishes, covering the table, certain tasks are assigned. In one word, a school-aged child is already doing a lot of different auxiliary work, depending on family needs. It is generally proud of any task entrusted to it. Enjoys, if he can do something useful for the house, although these activities limit the time devoted to fun and entertainment. However, the fact, that their parents take them seriously, as an equal partner, appreciates so much, that he is ready to give up many pleasures, even having fun with friends, just to document their maturity and usefulness at home. The child wants to become more and more efficient, smarter, more mature. I want to feel needed. He dreams about it, to catch up with adults as soon as possible. So he enjoys every little achievement, every compliment is appreciated, recognition.

In many houses, where both parents work, the work related to maintaining law and order in the apartment is divided equitably among all household members. Everyone, according to their skills and possibilities, pays appropriate benefits for the home. Everyone knows, what is his duty. What's more, I realize, that even the slightest negligence or tardiness will be felt by all household members as a clear annoyance and nuisance. So he tries to fulfill his duties as best as possible. But not everywhere home life follows a well-thought-out and fixed rhythm, there is not everywhere a fairly equitable division of responsibilities between all members of the family. Parents want it, for the child to help them in various farm activities, but they do not specify, what help do they expect from him. They simply order him to perform ad hoc tasks, which must be performed immediately. Sometimes, when dinner is ready, they send you to the store for cream or salt. And regardless, that the child is busy with lessons or playing.