Photo by [The US Army]
Mother-in-law always remind me, Amirul & Widad should be treat like a child not an adult.
Children is an individual age between day 1 to 12 years old, before they enter adolescence age. At this range of age, their biological, psychological and emotional growth rapidly. Like a sponge absorbing the water, that is children, they imitate what we say, do, act, sometimes, even what we eat and wear. They pretend to be like us. Unlike an adult, who can think rationally, a child need their parent’s guidance, advises, instructions, supervision before they enter adulthood
Children at this phase still learning where most of us parents guiding them. Even the simple thing like how to eat & drink, how to socialize & manners with adults, how to be brave and independent. In short,everything should be shown how. you remember the magpie bird ads?
“Ni burung apa, ni murung murai”
Children need repetition, Adult instantly understand
 Children who are just learning, need repetition and step-by-step instructions. They take time to remember and process a new task
 Unlike an adults who will continue to act after it is taught,
But parents always forget about that, and sometimes parents’ patience is tested when they forget simple things and need guidance for the similar task. “I’ve told you just now, don’t you remember that”
Children attention span is short, Adult is longer
 The longest is 5minutes, children attention’s span is short and love to do multiple things in one time. If you read with your most attractive voice for example, they still not interested to wait until first page is finish and move to next page of story book
 Adult can spend like 1hours to read book or updating FB. uhukkssss
But parents sometimes forget that, and scold their children for not sit still and listening to their story. Then become worst, when they blame themselves for not having narrative talent. “
Playing is Children learning process, Experience is Adult learning process
 Its undoubted that children love to play, They play most of the time, the moment they wake up until they doze off, that how they learn new thing. Children is learning through play. Through play, children develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence that required to engage in new experiences and environments
 While adult, learn through experience. Adult make decision and solve the problem in order to use the new ideas gained from the experience.
But parents sometimes forget that, too much play time is not good and they prefer children to get involve and help in more adult activities like gardening, painting, clean up the mess and do something with extrinsic goals