Psychologist Ümit Ege Canyont gave important advice to parents on how to spend the summer holidays with children. Psychologist Canyurt mentioned that many skills that are not emphasized in schools should be taught at home, even though schools are on vacation, and psychologist Canyurt said, “Physical, social, psychological and cognitive issues will emerge. Families will have a great responsibility at this point, as they, as children’s guides, are responsible for teaching these skills to their children. Therefore, it is the duty of families during the holidays to provide the most suitable conditions for children and set the limits.
“Let them be exposed to the difficulties they will overcome”
Psychologist Canyurt, who emphasized that the child can be exposed to mild difficulties to overcome them psychologically according to their age, stated that instead of maintaining the well-being of a house, for example, they can maintain the household according to their age in this connection. He added that giving this message to children is a unique opportunity to show that “there are limits and responsibilities and there is a cost to remembering and doing,” and that it will also serve as a small trial and rehearsal for their responsibility to society. and work as adults. .
Psychologist Canyurt emphasized that it would be helpful to give them not only household chores, but also different tasks according to their age, saying: “These little trials will also enable our children to be more resilient when they are in the future encounter difficulties and to create structure.” the concept we call psychological resilience very well. With such simple exercises we teach our children skills such as problem solving, responsibility, planning, timing and cooperation.
“More physical activity”
Psychologist Canyurt stated that children should be supported not only psychologically but also physically, explaining that if there is a screen addiction in this direction, by encouraging children to behave with a more pleasurable physical activity, they can reduce screen time and contribute to their physiological health. He said that sports classes and regular walks with the family will improve both social and physical activities. Psychologist Canyurt stated that, according to a study, happy children have less screen time than unhappy children, and that sports and physical activity are believed in the medical profession to be equivalent to a mild antidepressant.
“Family games, family visits important for social ties”
Speaking about the importance of social bonds in developing age children, psychologist Canyurt explained the following;
“At this stage they learn how to connect with people, how to set up a way of communicating and how to ask for help. Therefore, it is very important for them to rehearse as accurately as possible at this age. Games to play with the family, visits to relatives or courses where they can connect with peers or other social activities will be very productive. Another side that mainly supports social skills are books, theater and movies. Because some of the characters here may never meet in real life, but it will be a great alternative to understand them and understand how they feel emotionally. In short, we support our children’s ability to connect and empathize by talking about the theater characters they read, watch or participate in.”
Finally, psychologist Canyurt underlined that it is not only the school but also the task of the family to prepare children for life by teaching them skills such as ‘making contact, learning the adult language, taking responsibility, problem solving and empathy ‘. strict. “If we become more than a guide, many survival skills will not develop in the future and we will sow mental disorders,” he said.