Do you have life lessons learned in elementary school? Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about this topic. Children constantly learn from observing others, therefore it is no surprise that children acquire small wisdoms from various everyday situations in elementary school. Elementary school can be a very stressful experience for children, especially the first grade when everything is new and unfamiliar. It is in elementary school where children first learn how to interact with others, they acquire critical thinking and learn the importance of constant learning. Teachers have an immense influence on children; they are truly the leaders who shape our future leaders. Nevertheless, children can also teach their teachers or at least remind them of honesty, joy and innocence that the children carry in the hearts. Every school teaches differently, whether you had a bad teacher or a good one (if you’re lucky) there’s always a lesson. For example, children in Japanese elementary schools learn from a young age about the importance of cleaning after themselves.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked one lesson from their list now. One of the most important things in life is teaching our children how to give respect. Giving respect to elders is crucial for a child’s future success because that way children learn about their importance as well, and about all the contribution they can give once they get older. What is important is that the only way we can teach respect is by showing it. Children love when teachers or anyone else talks with them with respect, they feel as someone sees them as their equal. Respecting authority is significant for students because by learning to respect parents, friends and most importantly, themselves they have a high chance to succeed in all aspects of life. Having self-respect is crucial for a child’s development, it teaches us empathy, and it is much easier to give others what we already own. A respectful child is polite, kind, honest and reliable, all the qualities needed for success.
For any further interesting information read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 lessons learned in elementary school.