Self-actualization of a child is the disclosure of children’s personal opportunities that lead to a happier and more successful life. Each individual has a number of needs, without which it is impossible to have a happy life. It is very difficult for a child to find the area in which he will maximally open up, apply his character qualities and achieve certain goals. If a person finds such an area, then his success in self-realization is guaranteed.
Conditions for self-realization of children
Currently, scientists are unanimous that each individual has a great many opportunities that are stored in the form of deposits and under certain development conditions they can be realized.
The development of children’s self-realization is influenced by many factors: socio-economic, biogenetic, pedagogical. Unfortunately, the delusion of an individual, especially a young one, is the underestimation of the inherent natural abilities.
An important condition for the self-realization of children is the creation of adult situations of success. Words such as “good”, “let’s work some more,” “well done” should always be addressed to the child, and each child’s activity needs friendly support. Only such conditions will create a situation of success.
Psychologists noted that the more actively a child develops creatively, the more productive his thinking functions in different planes and directions.
The stimulus for the creative development of children, the flowering of their abilities, the expansion of the range of interests, as well as the humanization of thoughts, deeds, feelings, creative activity, is leisure.
Most affluent people suffer from a lack of what they are not able to realize or understand. It is very important for a person to find his place in life in order to feel complete satisfaction from reality, while maximally expressing himself and using all his natural inclinations. A person who realizes his resources for the benefit of society is the happiest.
Self-realization includes the enjoyment of the work process. Self-realization has a close relationship with social assessment. Often people suffer because others do not see their positive qualities and do not value them. Self-realization can allow each person to appear before society in the splendor of their capabilities and talents. The ability to direct one’s good and bad character traits toward goals is always valuable in society. People who realize their potential are always loved and respected.
Psychologists believe that the emergence of a mass youth movement, such as hippies or punks, arose as a result of an unmet need to find oneself. Therefore, the task of parents is to provide those conditions that will contribute to children’s self-realization, embodying something new and unknown, oriented to creativity.
Deviations in the behavior of adolescents are noted in defects in education. The inability of adults to interest a child, as well as to reveal his abilities and capabilities, leads to the fact that random circumstances and spontaneous bursts of energy begin to control him.
Creative fulfillment of children
Creativity is not only an attribute of the socialization of a child’s personality and a means of communication, entertainment, recreation, but also a powerful tool for self-education, a unique means of enlightenment, as well as aesthetic education. Any small victory of the child or just participation in contests, creative projects of different levels affects the development of creative potential.
In adolescence, the main means in creative self-realization are interest clubs, circles, sports sections, etc.
Creative self-realization of a teenager is considered an important component of personality development. Psychologists noted that the stimulus for the development of personality, as well as the search for one’s place in life, is the very need for a search. Search is simply necessary for physical, mental, puberty and the desire for youthful self-affirmation. Some adolescents assert themselves through aggressive behavior. The German psychotherapist G. Ammon believes that every child is born with the potential of “constructive” aggressiveness. Under this term, the therapist understands the desire and desire for creative self-realization, which contribute to the development and improvement of the world. “Constructive” aggressiveness develops and intensifies only with the correct upbringing of the child. Mistakes in education are noted when adults suppress initiative in children. Often such children are caught in games, in communication with adults and peers. When children encounter family conflicts, they have destructive aggressiveness that severely injures them. An incorrectly oriented child’s personality can manifest itself in unmotivated aggression and bad deeds.
Self-realization of preschool children
Reaching the age of three, the kids know exactly what they want and independently try to decide what to wear, what games to play, with whom to be friends. It is during this period that the concept of affection, friendship, as well as self-expression of all important life aspects that will accompany the baby throughout life is laid. If the baby attends a children’s team, for example, a children’s center or a kindergarten, then it can fulfill itself there. At home, it is much more difficult for the child to achieve self-realization, since family members are often busy with household chores, and the baby is given very little time.
However, even if the whole day of the child and adults is busy, do not forget that the baby needs the love of loved ones. Parents need to constantly hug their children, talk about their feelings, feelings, and adults from their child will definitely get a return. You can’t deprive a baby of emotions. Together with the children, it is necessary to play children’s games and gradually involve them in adults. For the kid, everyday things: housework with a vacuum cleaner, washing dishes may seem simply magical. It is necessary to allow the baby to participate in the workflow around the house, and perhaps in the future it will help to cope with household chores. Most parents often do not trust the baby with some work or process, thereby limiting and instilling fear in him. Yes, sometimes a child can drop something or break it, but what a pleasure it will bring him to perform a labor operation. The most important thing is to remain calm, not to be nervous even when it seems that it is much easier and faster to do the work ourselves.
The negative mood of the parents often quickly passes to the child, and instead of a good pastime, relatives receive an offended expression on their children’s faces and pouting lips.