How to raise a child happy: the technique of Jean Ledlof
Jean Ledlof is not a professional teacher, but the American writer managed to develop her own unique method of raising children, which she "spied" in the Yekuan tribe.
The woman spent many years observing their lifestyle, parenting style and was able to systematize their observations by writing a book about it.
What are the highlights of Jean Ledlof:
1. Never evaluate a child for one specific fault of his: highlight that the act is negative, but it does not make the baby bad. Too many parents tend to frustrate their children for one fault, but this approach is not permissible.
2. Let the child know the world in her mother’s arms. Until the baby learns to crawl, always carry it with you in your arms, especially when doing your usual tasks. The baby will quickly reveal social and communication skills. Do not drive the child out of your hands – let him sit as long as he needs.
3. Feed your baby as soon as he shows an interest in food.
4. Remember that the most important knowledge is already inherent in every woman, you just have to trust your intuition. It is true that every mom knows how best it will be for her baby. You can study scientific methods, but do not follow them implicitly: wait for a response in the heart.
5. Mom should not be an overseer. You should not constantly monitor every step of the child, scare him and report back. You are for him the most important source of knowledge and life in the world, so do not be too strict for the baby. When necessary, try to come to the rescue when the child is hit – say words of comfort. If the children have come with innermost thoughts, then just listen without judgment and give rational advice.
What is usually attributed to the disadvantages:
1. The lack of a clear scientific base. Nevertheless, in terms of upbringing, it will be most wise to turn to the achievements of experienced psychologists and teachers, but even Jean Ledlof can draw a couple of wise thoughts.
2. Such a system of education is difficult to apply for Europeans and Americans, yet it has developed and formed in a completely different sociocultural environment.
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