I was standing near the escalator and suddenly noticed a young mother who tried to force her daughter to stand on a moving stage. The child, who looked about four years, lagged behind, clinging to the railing and cried: “no, No, mom, I’m scared!” The mother, whose hands were full of parcels, continued to pull the child “don’t be such a baby, and she said to her – I’m embarrassed for you. There is nothing terrible”.
At this point, tall silver-haired man, who was waiting to get on the escalator, leaned over to the little girl and said, “You know what it is? This is the ladder for young rabbits. At night when the store is closed, they jump on the stairs. It’s their favorite game. But during the day the rabbits are scared of people and hide, allowing boys and girls to go on their stairs for the night.” The girl looked at him. Then with a serious expression trustingly took his hand and together they went up the escalator.
“How wonderful”, I thought to myself. Must this man has children and grandchildren, since he knows so well to distract the child. But something about this situation forced me to return again and again to her. Everything was so cute and yet something was wrong.
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for anybody not a secret that our age is rapid. Perhaps that is why young parents, fearing to be late, hurry immediately after the birth of the baby to plan his future and solve the following problems: how old to sit with the child at home, whether to give him in a manger, whether to hire a nanny, what age do I have to invite specialists in early education of the child, which school to give to learn which universities will be worthy to receive the child after the end of the 11th grade. The above problems are not far-fetched, they have overcome almost all moms and dads, grandmothers and grandfathers. Solving them, it is difficult to consider many variables that make up our lives. All parents, trying to plan in advance and facilitate the child’s life, somehow believe that their child will be a genius: it will grow by leaps and bounds, possibly, will show musical ability, intellectual or artistic talent, brilliantly graduate…
However, everything in life, unfortunately, is much harder and more prosaic, and not always our dreams come true. But whatever it was, before almost all young parents face the question: to teach or not to teach the child? And most importantly, where to begin? A year, two, three?
There are many views on the problem of early child development: some experts believe that child up to 3 years no need to learn anything Continue reading
to See my son for the first time after birth Catherine had only six weeks when she took a cleansing prayer. Then the Empress is the second time I came to her room and ordered her Paul.
Portrait of Grand Prince
Pavel Petrovich in infancy
“I thought he was really good, writes Catherine, and view it somewhat amused me, but as soon as prayers were over, the Emperor at once ordered to be taken away, and she left.” The third time Paul showed the mother at her request only in the spring, on the occasion of the departure of the Grand-Ducal couple in Oranienbaum; to get to his bedroom, she had to go through all chambers of the Empress and found him in a terrible stuffiness. But smart, European-educated mother could not immediately suppress my natural concern for my son and from a distance, with sorrow, followed the direction that he gave his initial education of good-natured, but strictly adhering to old-fashioned Russian traditions Empress Elizabeth.
Pavel Petrovich as a landlord’s son, passed gradually into the hands of ignorant female servants, with fear cared only about how to protect and grooming Barsky child left without parental care and supervision: even before the christening Paul, had almost died from thrush.
This Continue reading