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.
I realized this later on tonight. The trouble was that although the girl and persuaded to climb the escalator, Continue reading
As said by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, all adults were once children but only few people remember it. When designing a kid’s room, remember what you were and what you wanted. And no matter how decorated your apartment in a modern style or a classic. The kid’s room should be a special place, no frills and stylistic frills. Because it would be his little world in which he and only he should be as comfortable as possible.
And let everyone believe that “blue is for boys, pink is for girls,” it is not necessary to follow such a stereotypical solutions.There are many colors that are well suited for creating a child’s room. Choosing colors for a more adult child, psychologists and designers are advised to follow the toddler temperament: energetic and active child will suit a bright, bold tones, for a calm pastel. It is possible, incidentally, to do and Vice versa – then the colors will help you adjust the character of the child. It is important not to overdo it with the amount of flowers: their should not be much.
The walls and ceiling it is advisable to paint in light, soothing colors that will not adversely impact on the vision of the child, and the furniture and toys may be vivid and eye-catching. By the way, the ceiling does not have to be white. You can use blending in with the Wallpaper light shades, decorating them, for example, Continue reading
Education of the individual in Japan is very different from traditional education in other countries. Those rude phrases, which are easy to hear on our playgrounds: “you’re bad”, “now I will punish you” it is impossible to imagine there. Even if the little Japanese boy would fight with my mother or felt-tip pen to draw on the white door of the store, no strict punishments and reprimands will not follow. Up to 5-6 years old child here everything is allowed. Such liberal tradition of educating absolutely not fit into our ideas about how to raise children.
The basis of education in Japanese society is a tolerant and friendly attitude to a young child. Such permissiveness in childhood, adult Japanese citizens are law-abiding and ability to live by the interests of the team and company.
What we consider minor offences: beer behind the wheel, a conflict with a fight on holiday, journey on forbidding signal of a traffic light, – it is impossible for Japanese. To live is required by the rules. Break the rules (“losing face”). That in Japan, children are taught from early childhood, is the basis of education.
Amazing result? Actually, the education of the individual in Japanese society is constructed so that Continue reading