Development of the child's mind and skills are being done through the educational process which starts at home and which is perpetuated in school and elsewhere in life.
Much of what the dedicated parent can do for his child has got to do with stimulation. According to the Oxford Dictionary, to activate means to apply stimulus to animate, spur on and excite to (more vivid) action. A parent who stimulates his child intentally always does it in a positive way. And he does it with this end result in mind: for his child to use his potential optimally, and to become an achiever.
By actively stimulating his child, the parent not only spurs him on to do more, but he will also spur him on to do things in a better way – thus attending to quantity and quality. This draws our attention to our point of departure where we want to enable the child to work harder and smarter.
One of the most valuable contributions a parent can make towards his child's success programming, is to stimulate him during his early childhood. The earlier he starts with this stimulation, the greater the difference it will make during the child's later life. Stimulation can be done in the areas of cognitive development, hand-eye co-ordination, writing, reading, maths, and more specialized skills such as sports skills, music skills and art skills.
One of the laws of nature is: Output equivalents input. If this is true of educating your child, which it certainly is, then it means that the more stimulation a parent can provide, the faster his child will develop. The child's development will be more assured if this stimulation takes the form of a well-planned program.
A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT
Any mental and skills development of the child is always based on a sound emotional basis and a sense of security. Love and affection are the building blocks of a sound emotional development. This, ultimately, leads to the child feeling safe and secure and forms a firm basis for his education and development.
The educational process is based on certain norms and values. Ultimately, the norms and values that you apply in the education of your child will determine the nature of his education. It will reflect the parents' beliefs and also the child's beliefs. If it is your philosophy, as parent, that you must always improve, then you will also consistently apply this principle to your child's education. If it is your content that you must use your talents and potential, as well as your opportunities, to the full, then you will also apply this principle with regard to your child.
It is accepted that you believe that you are destined for better things in life. Therefore, you must have ideas, goals and objectives. You must have an ardent desire to achieve certain goals and objectives in life. This also applies to your child.
You must create a favorable climate for your child to think and dream about the …