Circle vs computer
“I want to send my son to some circles, but he doesn’t want to go anywhere,” he says: “Why?”
Home Hearth magazine answers readers' questions:
At the beginning of the school year, I want to send my son to some circles, but he does not want to go anywhere, he says: “Why?” Spends a lot of time at the computer.
To get started, try to understand why the child does not want to go anywhere. There can be many reasons: he is not interested in the options that you offer, or the people who lead circles. He is too tired at school (and a circle or section is a separate additional study load), or he just does not have a good idea of what awaits him in new classes.
Sometimes parents want to instill a child with some skills that they don’t have, or develop it physically, offering options “on the contrary”: too thin - go pump up your muscles, don’t like to draw - go, you will be taught, difficulties with mathematics - go in for chess. Think: Does your son like what you offer? For additional classes you need good motivation, it is on these parents that you need to work hard. First of all, show the child different possibilities. Give the right to choose. Maybe it will be easier for him to go somewhere with a friend, for company. But he must go with his own feet, and not succumbing to your pressure.
A computer is a powerful magnet for modern children. But you must understand that the time spent behind him needs to be limited simply for medical reasons.