Personal Growth In Early Education
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One of the leading causes of poverty in the United States, and perhaps around the world, is that many people grow up in broken families. The end result is they are never emotionally nurtured which leads to deep emotional problems as they enter adulthood. Since we are groomed by the time we are teenagers, the way we are as an adult is often hard to change as we get older. The deep issues that we never dealt with as a child may render us unemployable in our adult years and make it hard to hold down a job. For those who seek out to understand basic principles of Psychology to help with their personal growth, this is not an impossible task.
Returning to your childhood for the sake of personal growth:
If you are reading this for yourself then it may be too late to discover how emotionally nurturing a child can help you to make personal growth a priority while in early childhood. The good news you are never too old to get in touch with your inner child. From a holistic perspective the way to overcome any life controlling issue or illness is to find the underlying issue and do the exact opposite of what got you into that situation. This is no small task. As many sponsors in Anonymous groups have states “we don’t find ourselves in these situations overnight so we don’t fix the problem overnight”.
In short it could take years of support groups, therapy, and possibly medication along with education to work through our deepest issues that have held us back for years. The good news is that you get out of life what you put into it and when you do make a commitment to self-development by understanding the general principles of Psychology you find that life tends to restore everything you lost in all the years you struggled. Plus the wisest man in the New Testament said something to the effect that the best way to live a more abundant life is to become like a little child.
As long as you don’t neglect your personal responsibilities in life who says that you have to ever grow up? Another benefit aside from having the years restored that you lost growing up is that you experience the law of attraction which can repel anything negative out of your life if you are doing the act of personal growth right. Consequently you attract only the positive which has a way of balancing out your brain chemicals all by itself.
Ways to nurture a child emotionally:
As we said in the previous section it is never too late for serious change which comes as a result of self-development as long as we are living above ground and refuse to give up. Not only do you get in touch with your inner child and experience the law of attraction by having the years restored to you, there is also the benefit that if you choose to have children of your own you can break the curse by doing for them what was never done for you. This section will focus on establishing healthy personal growth into a child at an early age. I believe it was Langston Hughes who said “it is better to educate children than to repair broken men.”
The first step to nurture a child emotionally is to allow them to express themselves through creative means. Children tend to be more creative through art or writing. One example of this is when a child paints a drawing of themselves as a small figure with a larger figure looming over them. Whatever the larger object is reflects something that scares them. Children who have underwent trauma in early childhood find this to be therapeutic.
While it is technically the parent’s job to educate their children, or train up a child in the way they should go as the book of Proverbs puts it, a good elementary or art teacher can also be beneficial here. The job of a teacher is to educate and open up young minds. If a class size is small enough then the teacher can work one on one with every student. This includes contacting the parents if there is an issue with the child’s emotional development. By teachers and parents working together, personal growth can best be established at an early age so that the child will not have to be “repaired” later in life.
The moral to this article is that it is never too late to commit to self-development and personal growth. As long as you are alive you can still make a difference to others. You can also start a family, or work with children in general as a mentor, to help encourage them toward personal growth at a young age which can go a long way toward keeping them from becoming broken later in their adult years.
- Erwin Wooten