Small child

About "naughty" children


Children and fish have no voice - that's what our grandmothers used to say.

Child had an obligation answering adult questions, but initiating discussions by a toddler did not fit in the canon of good manners. The world of children and the world of adults divided invisible wall. Family celebrations were a great example of this - the division into an adult table and a children's table was the norm.

The children did have it more freedom, but they also had more responsibilities and far fewer rights. Behaviors that deviated from the norm established by adults were explicitly referred to as naughty. Today, we are paying close attention to a small man. We try to find out the reasons for undesirable behavior, justify it. Although we are increasingly aware that a child has the right to emotions and opinions, we are still happy to close them in a drawer with the words "naughty". When most often?

Naughty because tired

A tired adult can be irritable, unpleasant and surly. Just like a tired child. Of course, we'll talk about adults because of fatigue. Oh, baby, naughty.

Naughty because it's curious

The number of questions asked by the average three year old is overwhelming. Add to this the fact that as part of satisfying curiosity the toddler still has to touch everything, smell it and look everywhere. It can be hard.

If we have a lot of time, we are not in a hurry and the "important matters" are hanging over us, we respond with patience and we admire the toddler's perseverance in learning about the world. And what if we are rushing cruelly, the dates are chasing and the child walks along the sidewalk, asking every now and then: where is the ant going? And what is this bird? Well, then the children's curiosity, this key to knowledge, which we praise so often, becomes a log at the foot, and "go politely" hangs in the air.