Stop being envious of Japanese children who are so well behaved, and better learn what are the methods of parents to teach them to behave.
It is usual that as parents we look towards other cultures to discover the mysteries of good (or regular) behavior of children. What is education like, what are the methods, what are family ties like? They can be some questions to know how you can improve the behavior of the little ones. Some of the most famous for being so well behaved are the Japanese children. Let’s discover how they are forged from childhood.
1. The Japanese place enormous value on the family
Parents teach children the importance of respecting and recognizing older people, that is why they grow up with the primary validity of the family. Whether the family members are long-lived, this helps to strengthen the family bond and allows them to maintain a constant closeness with all members.
2. There is a scientific technique for dads
Heidi Keller, German expert on the behavior of children, identifies two types of fatherhood: proximal Y distal. The proximal style is associated with prolonged physical contact between mother and child, while the distal style emphasizes eye contact and communication through facial expressions.
According to the author, the proximal style is the most common in Japan, so the great contact with children allows them to have a more effective knowledge of their needs.
3. Teach them about empathy
In Japan, dads teach about the importance of empathy. Mothers become known for giving them feedback on their actions and how they can affect other people’s feelings. From a young age they learn to consider others before acting.
4. And they also do not neglect the power of expressions
Because Japanese children are so attached to their mothers, they will make many facial expressions to show when the child is doing something right, or not. This also provides guidelines for them to avoid punishment. Instead of directly punishing the child, they will let him know how he acted wrongly, what were the consequences of his actions.
Being in a western culture, how viable do you think it is to apply these eastern parenting methods?