Monday, October 31, 2016

I'm Back To Write's

Already 7 months, I'm not actively writing this blog, is caused by many things such as teaching, training, and outdoor activities are very time-consuming. hopefully in november this blog can be active again and the readers can re-read my post.

glad to be back to fill posts in this blog, I hope the other bloggers who do not experience the same thing with what I experienced today. This post is the first of this month, hopefully ideas and my creativity back in the same way again.

finally glad to be back to fill this blog post again.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Indonesia must tackle conflicts between schools and communities

Indonesia’s new Culture and Elementary and Secondary Education Minister Anies Baswedan has a huge task ahead of him.

Australia was alarmed when its students ranked 19th in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests in 2012. But Southeast Asia’s largest economy performed much worse. Its students scored the second-lowest out of 65 countries. Vietnamese students scored better than Indonesians (and Australians), ranking 17th on the chart.

The Indonesian government has made efforts to improve the quality of education. It has mandated 20% of the national budget for education. There are plans to improve the learning process and to enhance the quality of teachers.

But there is one big problem that has often been overlooked.

Students caught in the crossfire

In many places in Indonesia, there is a long-standing conflict between communities and the schools that provide education for their children.

Trapped in the middle of the conflict are the students whose studies are often disrupted as a consequence.

Research in Bulukumba regency, in South Sulawesi and Sekadau, and Bengkayang regency, in West Kalimantan, revealed that one in three schools visited is in conflict with communities for several reasons.

First, schools often lack proper land documentation. Second, communities are “free-riding”, using school properties without proper care. Third, schools face vandalism or theft.

These challenges exist not only in these two provinces, but across Indonesia, wherever increased urbanisation is converting villages to cities or creating new jurisdictions as a consequence of decentralisation.

Conflict over land

Schools in rural areas often start with members of the community granting or selling a piece of land without proper documentation. As time goes by, these schools expand. Yet the land certification had never been completed until another party brings this issue to the front.

For example, the school bought the land a long time ago when the price of land was still low but did not immediately process proper land titles. As the price of land dramatically increased with the process of urbanisation, the next of kin of the former land owners became tempted to claim the land and demand a large amount of money.

Problems of schools that lack proper land documentation are widespread in Indonesia. In Mamuju regency in West Sulawesi, nearly all elementary schools - about 90% - do not own land titles. In Bulukumba regency, 70% of schools have the same problem. Half of the elementary schools in Lebak regency in Banten province also don’t own land titles.

Many schools have been ignoring this problem. Principals and teachers are too busy with teaching duties to resolve this. In extreme cases, the community seals the schools, barring entry to students and teachers.

In Sumenep regency in East Java, students had to temporarily use people’s home terraces before moving to a classroom of an Islamic school and then to a seaweed warehouse. In Bulukumba, students had to use the basement of people’s homes.

Problems in land documentation reflect school’s ignorance of the legal status of their land. Also, school officials often do not know how to handle land documentation problems, not to mention lacking the funds to acquire land. This is not only the case in rural areas or outside Java but also in urban areas and in Java.

The free-riders problem

Another type of conflict happens when communities use school grounds for non-school activities such as grazing areas for their cattle or goats after school time. This makes the school dirty and creates unsanitary conditions for students. It may cause health problems and prevent students' full participation in the education system.

Villagers also often use school grounds to store community tools and equipment. In one fishing village we visited, the fishermen put their net in the schoolyard as it was close to the sea.

Communities also use school grounds for recreational activities. Anybody can enter the school area to play football and, in the process, destroy plants or break classroom windows.

This issue affirms the fact that schools have been viewed as common goods and community members act like free riders. Anybody in the neighbourhood is free to take advantage of the school yard. Schools are regularly used by trespassers for individual benefits.

Vandalism and theft

The third conflict is caused by vandalism and theft of school property. Schools in both rural and urban areas face this issue.

In some cases, young delinquents loiter, get drunk and spray graffiti on school grounds. These activities are often combined with criminal action where school assets are stolen. School officials feel it is unsafe to keep various learning resources and materials at school.

While problems of land documentation have been reported in local media, the problems of free riders and vandalism are often unreported. Unless we visit the schools, we would not know they face these challenges. Schools seem to be helpless in defending themselves in these conflicts with the community.

Possible solutions

How should this be solved? For one thing, the new minister and regional governments should be aware of this long-standing problem.

The government should provide training for school principals to help them learn “soft” skills to engage with the community and revitalise school committees. School principals need to understand the culture of the local community and be open to working with them. Appointing principals who are part of the community might help ease the problems.

The school committee has an important role as a mediator between the school and the community. But often it is seen as a money-collecting institution for the school.

Many school committees have been inactive and lack the capacity to intervene. Conflicts with the community should be a spur to revitalise the school committee.

In terms of land issues, the local government should start documenting schools that presently lack land titles. Each school should keep its own land documentation.

The local government should also set aside budget funds to acquire problematic pieces of land. To solve this problem, government agencies, for example the Education Agency and the Land Agency, need to work together.

In terms of free riding, vandalism and theft, it is important to note that many schools still have no clear physical boundaries. Schools need financial assistance to build proper fences or hire security guards to protect grounds after school hours.

It is crucial for the government to enact measures that will improve learning processes and teaching capacity. But these measures can only be effective when schools are free from conflict with their communities.

The PISA results show that Indonesian students face serious challenges in their schooling. We should, at the very least, make sure they can study in peace.

Indonesia Education System Fails Students . . .?

Indonesian students need to revolutionize their learning approach to compete as multinational companies battle it out to lure the top talent from emerging markets, experts contend.

In 2008, the German chemicals giant Henkel created an international business game called the Henkel Innovation Challenge. The task for participants in this year’s competition was to develop a concept for an innovative and sustainability-related product according to the vision and market needs in 2050.
Eighteen student teams, each consisting of two students, from all over the world were summoned to develop innovative ideas for one of the company’s business areas: home care products, beauty care products and adhesive technologies.

This year marks the second time that teams from Indonesia are participating in the competition. Last year, a team from the University of Indonesia won third prize during the HIC 5 Southeast Asia National Finals. The students, Rena Carissa and Wiwin Wijaya, came up with an idea for a dry-cleaning shampoo, suitable for all hair types, that would dry upon usage, without the need to rinse with water.

This year, however, no Indonesian teams managed to replicate the success.

“In selecting the teams for the Southeast Asia Finals, we use strict evaluation criteria which include uniqueness of the idea, customer orientation and clarity and logic of the idea concept,” Allan Yong, the president of Henkel Indonesia, told the Jakarta Globe in a written statement.

“[The Indonesian] team submitted a very good concept, but we later found that the idea was not original. After much deliberation, we decided not to send a team from Indonesia.”

Utomo Dananjaya, an education expert at Paramadina University in Jakarta, said the problem lay with the country’s education system for failing to properly nurture its students’ creativity.

“Our education system heavily relies on memorizing texts. It doesn’t let the students’ ideas flow, and it dampens their creativity,” he said.

Memorization as a learning method is outdated and should be replaced with an approach that fosters the students’ creativity, he argued.

The Indonesian education system, Utomo went on, relies on one-way teaching with no interaction. It cultivates the students to be obedient, to regurgitate what the teachers say and does not allow them to think outside the box, he said.

“How can a student breed an original idea if, in order to excel in university, what they do in class is to memorize?” he said.

To prepare talented Indonesian youths to compete in the global market, what the nation needs is an education reform that strongly emphasizes reasoning and allows the students to think critically, and not simply to memorize.

“Then they are ready for work in a global environment,” Utomo said.

Sumarjono Suwito, the chairman of the Indonesian International Education Consultants Association, said corruption was also hampering developments in the national education sector.

The government has allocated Rp 286.85 trillion ($30.4 billion) for education this year, or 20 percent of the state budget, but no major changes have been made.

“The problem with education in Indonesia is that we don’t know where this money is going,” Sumarjono said.

He also stressed that the level of innovation in Indonesia was still low. He said it was regrettable that the government had overlooked the importance of the research and development sector.

“Look at how many of our bright minds have migrated overseas because they’re not supported in their own country,” Sumarjono said.

He added that to succeed economically, Indonesia should place greater emphasis on research and development.

Role of Education in Development

Education has the task to transform and prepare the human resources development. Pace of development is always sought in tune with the demands of the times. Development of the age always raises new issues that have never thought about before. This chapter will examine the main problems of education, and the interplay between the principal serve targeted, the factors influencing the development and actual problems and ways to overcome it.

What happens if the development in Indonesia is not accompanied by the development in education?. Although his physical development is good, but what’s the point when the nation’s moral decline. If this happens, the economy would be problematic, because each person will be corruption. So sooner or later will come the day when the state and the nation is destroyed. Therefore, for prevention, education must be one of the priorities in the development of the country.
Government Education Problems and Solutions
Regarding the problem of education, the attention of our government still feels very minimal. The picture is reflected in the diversity of an increasingly complex educational problems. The quality of students is still low, less professional instructors, cost of education is expensive, even chaotic rule of the Education Act. The impact of poor education, the future of our country getting worse. This downturn may also result from an average size of budget allocations for education both at the national, provincial, and city and county.

Solving the problems of education should not be done separately, but must be taken measures or actions that are comprehensive. That is, we not only pay attention to the increase in expenditure. Because it’s useless, if the quality of human resources and quality of education in Indonesia is still low. Problems organizing Nine-year Compulsory Education is actually still a big homework for us. The fact that we can see that many in the periphery areas that do not have adequate educational facilities. With the abandonment of the nine-year compulsory education program resulted in Indonesia’s children are still many who drop out of school before completing their nine-year compulsory education. Under these conditions, when no significant change in policy, it is difficult for this nation out of the educational problems that exist, let alone survive in the competition in the global era.

Ideal conditions in the field of education in Indonesia is that every child can go to school at least until the high school level regardless of their status because that is their right. But it is very difficult to realize at this time. Therefore, at least everyone has the same opportunity to get an education. If you look at the above problems, there was an inequality between the rich and the poor. Seemed to belong only to the rich school just so that people who lack feel inferior to school and hang out with them. Plus publication of the school about scholarships is severely limited.

Free schools in Indonesia should have adequate facilities, competent faculty, appropriate curriculum, and has the administrative and bureaucratic system is good and straightforward. However, in reality, free schools are schools located in remote areas of slums and everything was not able to support the school bench which raised the question, “Is the school for free? If yes, yes fair because it is very worrying.Role of Education in Development

Education has the task to transform and prepare the human resources development. Pace of development is always sought in tune with the demands of the times. Development of the age always raises new issues that have never thought about before. This chapter will examine the main problems of education, and the interplay between the principal serve targeted, the factors influencing the development and actual problems and ways to overcome it.

What happens if the development in Indonesia is not accompanied by the development in education?. Although his physical development is good, but what’s the point when the nation’s moral decline. If this happens, the economy would be problematic, because each person will be corruption. So sooner or later will come the day when the state and the nation is destroyed. Therefore, for prevention, education must be one of the priorities in the development of the country.
Government Education Problems and Solutions
Regarding the problem of education, the attention of our government still feels very minimal. The picture is reflected in the diversity of an increasingly complex educational problems. The quality of students is still low, less professional instructors, cost of education is expensive, even chaotic rule of the Education Act. The impact of poor education, the future of our country getting worse. This downturn may also result from an average size of budget allocations for education both at the national, provincial, and city and county.

Solving the problems of education should not be done separately, but must be taken measures or actions that are comprehensive. That is, we not only pay attention to the increase in expenditure. Because it’s useless, if the quality of human resources and quality of education in Indonesia is still low. Problems organizing Nine-year Compulsory Education is actually still a big homework for us. The fact that we can see that many in the periphery areas that do not have adequate educational facilities. With the abandonment of the nine-year compulsory education program resulted in Indonesia’s children are still many who drop out of school before completing their nine-year compulsory education. Under these conditions, when no significant change in policy, it is difficult for this nation out of the educational problems that exist, let alone survive in the competition in the global era.

Ideal conditions in the field of education in Indonesia is that every child can go to school at least until the high school level regardless of their status because that is their right. But it is very difficult to realize at this time. Therefore, at least everyone has the same opportunity to get an education. If you look at the above problems, there was an inequality between the rich and the poor. Seemed to belong only to the rich school just so that people who lack feel inferior to school and hang out with them. Plus publication of the school about scholarships is severely limited.

Free schools in Indonesia should have adequate facilities, competent faculty, appropriate curriculum, and has the administrative and bureaucratic system is good and straightforward. However, in reality, free schools are schools located in remote areas of slums and everything was not able to support the school bench which raised the question, “Is the school for free? If yes, yes fair because it is very worrying.

REFLECTIONS ON EDUCATION IN INDONESIA


Education is one of the key vehicles for the intellectual and professional development of our people and plays an increasingly important role in supporting a stronger and more globally competitive Indonesia. However, education in Indonesia still has several problems related to quality and access as well as the even distribution of well-trained teachers. 

Limited access to education in rural areas has contributed to increased urbanization as families relocate to cities in order to acquire better education. According to the Indonesian education activist Anies Baswedan, "the problem is that the number of education facilities in [the] Greater Jakarta area (Jabodetabek) is proportional, but we have a problem in the rural areas and it is causing urbanization to Jakarta." Baswedan calls for expanded educational access through the provision of increased educational services for communities as a whole. "If the schools are only located in district's capital, then many people might not be able to achieve proper education," he said.

Furthermore, the number of qualified teachers is still not evenly distributed in rural areas. According to the Director General of Primary Education at the Ministry of Education and Culture, Muhammad Hamid, many elementary schools (SD) in Indonesia face a serious shortage of teachers.  The amount is estimated to reach 112,000 teachers.  

To overcome the uneven teacher distribution, the Ministry of Education and Culture will work closely with local governments, both provincial and district / city, to improve teacher allocation in these areas. “If the teacher allocation can be optimally managed, areas that have a surplus of teachers can be transferred to nearby districts,” said Hamid.
In order to increase the number of qualified teachers in schools in Indonesia, the Ministry will offer bachelor degree scholarships for elementary (SD) and secondary school (SMP) teachers. Hamid estimates that only 60% of the 1.85 million elementary school teachers in Indonesia have bachelor degrees. Each year, the ministry also provide 100,000    bachelor degree scholarships for aspiring elementary and secondary school teachers. 

Of 120 countries included in the 2012 UNESCO Education For All Global Monitoring Report, which measures education quality, Indonesia is ranked 64th. UNESCO’s 2011 Education Development Index (EDI) ranked Indonesia 69th out of 127 countries. 

Additionally, the number of children that have dropped out of school in Indonesia is still high. "Based on the Ministry's  data in 2010, there are more than 1.8 million children each year cannot continue their education. This is caused by three factors, namely economic factors, children who are forced to work to support the family, and marriage at an early age," according to the Directorate General of Higher Education Secretary Dr. Ir. Patdono Suwignjo, M. Eng, Sc in Jakarta.

According to the latest Human Development Index, reported by the UNDP, Indonesia ranked 121st out of 185 countries, with an HDI of .629. The report shows that Indonesia is ranked lower than two of its neighboring ASEAN countries, Malaysia (64th) and Singapore (18th). The average score for the region was 0.683.

Many educational scholars, activists, and ministry officials have all recognized the need to address Indonesia’s educational problems. "We have to solve the education problems, because knowledge ownership is key to achieving one's well-being,"  according to Anies Baswedan. In addition to providing scholarships for teachers, the Government of Indonesia has implemented various policies to improve the education quality in order to face the global competition which marked by the realization of the ASEAN Community in 2015 .

In order to strengthen basic education for students, the Ministry has committed operational and budgetary resources to the implementation of the latest 2013 Curriculum by 2014. "[We’re] ready for next year and almost all schools can implement the 2013 Curriculum," said Deputy Minister of Education and Culture, Musliar Kasim.

The 2013 Curriculum focuses on the acquisition of contextual knowledge in respective areas and environments. The curriculum seeks to develop students' evaluation skills in three areas: attitude (honesty, politeness, and discipline),  technical skills (through practical work/school projects), and scientific knowledge. At the elementary level, the curriculum emphasizes the formation of attitudes and functional  skills over scientific knowledge, which receives more attention at higher educational levels. At the junior and senior high school levels, the academic rigor is increased since the students’ personalities were emphasized at the primary level. According to Musliar, the new curriculum will be applied to elementary students' grade 1, 2, 4 and 5,  junior high school students’ grade 8 and 9, as well as high school students’ grade 10 and 11.  

The government will not print textbooks. As with the implementation of the previous year, the Ministry's textbooks will be uploaded to the internet. 
The ministry will also set the maximum price for textbooks, which will be sold to the public. The 2013 Curriculum has been implemented since mid-2013 at a number of designated schools -- despite being criticized for its implementation seemed to be forced.

As an international aid agency supporting socio-economic development in Indonesia, USAID Indonesia has prioritized educational development through a number of initiatives including the USAID – PRESTASI program.

This year, USAID-PRESTASI selected 30 Indonesia professionals to receive scholarships for master’s degree programs at universities in the U.S. and Indonesia. The program is open to the public and is expected to support the development of human capital in candidates who are skilled in their field. These future leaders will ultimately make a positive contribution in their respective work environment once they returned to the In

Saturday, February 20, 2016

10 Ways about How Safe Surfing for Kids. . .

Use of the Internet by children these days is increasing, both for school work or entertainment (online games and social media). If you're a bit blind about the Internet and its development, we recommend that you immediately change. This is because the Internet also has a dark side that threatens the safety of your child. Some tips we have outlined in the following presentation regarding how safe surfing for children.

1. Watch the movement of the child online
As a parent who is not unmindful supervise their children in the real world, you do the same in cyberspace. One safe way to surf this may sound like you're being a spy, and you feel guilty because the child may not like being spied on.
You do not need to be that bad because you have to do is find out who their online friends, with whom they chat and what sites they visit.

2. Place the computer in a family room
With place your computer in a place where you usually pass by ABG is expected to prevent a child or adolescent you access inappropriate sites (pornography, etc.).

3. Communication
Your teenager will not think of you as a parent reseh and always want to know when your child affairs and he has been accustomed to discuss anything since they were children.
Indicate your interest in friends, hobbies or whatever they are doing in school, so that children know where to complain if something goes wrong.

4. Tell me about the dark side of cyberspace
If your child seems fond of social networking than other online activities, then tell me about cyber bullying and why he is responsible for the content of their social media accounts.
How Internet safety for children is further explained about the impact of pornography when they are old enough.

5. Do not talk to strangers
This suggestion is quite safe to use, both in the real world or the virtual world. If the child has been accustomed to not respond to greeting a stranger in the street, then they will also be careful when accepting friend requests in cyberspace.
However, do not be negligent to remind children to safely surf the way you applied more effectively.

6. Disable the webcam.
Do not activate the webcam is a safe way for children to surf the most simple, because you do not need a lot of talk and quite shortly'disable 'webcam settings on your computer or laptop used children.

7. Set rules surf
Tell your child's online gaming site and only allow them access, as well as how long they are allowed to access it.

To appear not authoritarian, you can talk to him to find out his opinion and to say also about the reason you apply that rule.

8. Check the site's security settings
How safe surfing for children following you can do with always check the settings or setting a number of popular sites on adult content.

9. Installing software watchdog
How to surf safely this one might be a bit complicated, especially if you're not hanging out on the development of software and computer like me.
However, do not give up. Enlist the help of a mechanic servicing a computer or laptop to install it.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

When Should The Little going to School?

When asked, there will probably be many reasons that can be adduced when the parents decide to send their children at a very young age. Facilities play and learn in a school that is certainly more complete than at home, could be one reason. In addition, the school at an early age is also believed to help parents to provide appropriate stimulation for her baby.

Yes, at school, your child will certainly do more physical activities such as singing, jumping or dancing. In addition, children can learn to express their feelings at a time to socialize, both with peers and teachers.

However, not a few parents who feel that educating children at a very young age is just a trend that was created to satisfy the ego's father and mother alone. Because in their view, the age of 0-5 years is the golden age of the child so it would be wise to let your child learn directly from its immediate environment.

Moreover, forcing children to go to school at a young age will only cause stress is believed that it is not likely lead to boredom. As a result, when entering elementary school, children will be cranky and declared a strike and learn even more extreme school strike.
Depending Child Development

Nana Eclipse, M.Psi, psychologist, says that the school is basically divided into four levels, namely early, elementary, middle and high. School early childhood also known as usual preschool beginning at age 3 years. The goal is to prepare children's compulsory education is primary school.

The school is considered to have an advantage because the agency has more facilities to stimulate the child. So when the question arises of how the ideal age children entered school, then the answer is dependent on the state of children themselves.

"As parents, we should most know, whether children get enough stimulation in the home, both of ourselves and the environment. When the stimulation is given is considered sufficient, it is actually legitimate when the children were not in school up to primary school age, "explained psychologist who daily practice at the Royal Hospital Progress, in Sunter.

Nana also emphasized, if the parent still wants to put their children to school since a young age, earned it not only because just want to follow the trend. For if only follow trends, then in addition to children, parents will also be joined burden.

"Actually school at an early age could be an alternative if the parents are busy working so rarely have time to play and learn with their children. Or because of other factors such as the child bored at home and wanted to go to school like a brother or a friend. It is important to note that children can be motivated and not feel compelled to go to school. To be sure, you should never send a child because of the trend, "he said.

It also expressed by Leriwati Sutarna, practitioners and consultants Penabur children's education foundation. According to him, there is no definite standard regarding what age children should begin to be included playgroup or kindergarten. "For children, learning activities that can be done anywhere. However, to get a formal education in schools, depending on the readiness of the child, "he said.

Furthermore, women are usually called Leri explains, if the child starts like carrying a bag and repetitive always pretending to go to school, then it could be an early indication that the child does want to start school.

"If there are indications Thus, parents can bring their children to attend the trial at the school of choice. Now many schools really provide a trial for one week and even one month. From there it can be seen whether the child is already ready to go to school or not. If not ready, which is usually marked by crying hysterically, not forced as it will only lead to trauma that can be seen when the child begins to sit in 3rd grade elementary school, "he said.

Selective Choosing Schools

Basically, the school is one means to help children grow optimal physical, cognitive and emotional. Therefore Nana hope that parents can be more selective in understanding the purpose, learning programs and the vision and mission of schools that offer services that are schooled children can really benefit positive. "Please remember, age 0-5 years is the golden age a child to learn new things. And learn not only be done in schools but also from home. The active role of parents with objects around can be a medium of learning, "said Nana. One thing is for sure, if they want to send their children at an early age, do not let the schools selected to be a scary thing for a child. Because just like adults, children can also be a lot of stress due to depressed, bored, or disappointed at the state of the self and the environment. The stress can ultimately make children become more aggressive, hyper, moody, and angry because it, choose a school that does not give a burden to the child. Because essentially, children aged 7 years and under still need to use a method of learning while playing in order to please him. Here's a summary tips from Nana and Leri to get suitable school for a child with a young age.

Understand the purpose, vision and mission of the school

Good schools are schools that educate children holistically means include cognitive, physical, emotional and spiritual. Parents should be actively involved in order to understand and assess whether the learning portion according to the capacity of the age of the child's development.

Program Clear

Preschool Good also has a clear program, where most of the learning activities carried out while playing. To be sure, these programs can also make the child become an independent person and capable of finding solutions.

Instructor

Faculty provided school should have a good speech and polite. Care for children and have always wanted to be a good listener.

Location and Cost

Try to choose a school that is close to home so the trip to school is not too tiring for the little guy. Do not forget, account also the costs required for the school to match the ability of each parent.

School of Early Childhood, Good For Child Development. . .?

Maybe there are 1001 reasons why parents decide to enter the toddler to preschool children. Who finished the question, should my son go to school at such a young age? Questions like these, too, that I often ask to ourselves and the people closest to her husband as "Need not, anyway, the Earth entered the group play?"

Since my son was 2 years old I already have the desire to send him to school. To be more clever sociable and independent, I think it's time. But because the intention has not been established and there are many considerations, the edges that time my son entered preschool canceled.

One day, I also had read an article that I still remember to this day. There one developmental psychologist David Elkind argues, if the parents are able to provide pre-school age children's education at home, quite competent and had the dedication, in terms of sufficient time and energy to stimulate the children in particular. Actually preschool is not important. Especially if the home environment allows children to play with peers and meet adults other than parents. However, if the condition of the opposite happened, it was a sign preschool becomes important.
If David Elkind argues like that, another with Faisal M.Ed. Education practitioners as well as the Vice Principal of International Islamic School in Kuala Lumpur, Faisal has its own views. In which he said, should children start school at the age of 3 years. Below that, you should 'school' in the house first, because the level of maturity of children to receive all the activities at the school yet. I really had to come to educational workshops held with the speaker Faisal SuperMoms M.Ed I've written in this article.

At that time, he also said, "Just wait until the child asks for the school. As he was tired of playing with his toys, and need someone else to play with. Usually, children with mothers who did not work faster asked for school. Perhaps because they are bored playing with his mother continued, "he said jokingly.

His words say if the school to the needs of children, not their parents as well as if it kept ringing in the ears. "So just wait until they ask for it," he said at the time.

Until my son was 4 years old, last November, he was never explicitly expressed his desire for the school. But, if I am fishing with saying things that comfortable if he attended school, my son was then told that going back to school, finally after considering many things, my wife and finally decided to include our son to playgroups in this school year. Thank God, it turns out he really enjoyed it.

Actually, my confidence grew sure to include our children to preschool when I was talking with Rosdiana Setyaningrum, MPsi, MHPEd. Child psychologist who is often invited as a speaker at various events this perspective reinforce my intention.

"A lot, really, benefits are obtained if put children at an early age. It is associated with an automated facility more than at home. By hanging out with friends his age, the child can learn to socialize and of course children move much. "

He also tells his personal experience when her two children also have entered preschool from the age of one year. "I see his own development is very good. If many parents are worried that their children will have school bored, actually happens is not the case. "

Women are usually called Ms. Diana explains that getting children into preschool is one tool that helps parents to provide appropriate stimulation. Where children aged under five years old are still in need of more physical activity.

"The brain of children aged under five it was perfected from their many moves. So it's not on stage demanding children can read and write. "

Physical activity in question can pass the activity of dancing, singing, or playing in gymnastics where children can jump-stepping or climbing. By doing so, it will certainly be able to provide a good stimulation for the child.

Not to mention the cognitive stimulation can be obtained child, as well as social stimulation that they can feel through interaction with teachers and peers. Besides your child will also get emotional stimulation so that he would be able to express their feelings.

"This form of stimulation will be obtained more children entering preschool than children who did not participate preschool. It also once I have proved through the research, it was the children who entered preshool in Indonesia development was better than children who do not attend preschool. "

However, women who have a Master of Health Profession Education from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia also asserts that incorporate the child into preschool, no means parents a hands-off, leaving everything to the school. Attachment to the child remains to be nurtured, so that the development of the child can be monitored.

Given the number of preschool scattered in various corners of the city, would not want it demands that we as parents to more carefully select preschool. In this regard, I also had a chance to ask him, what factors, anyway, the most important for us to consider when choosing preschool?

Here are some points which he elaborated, hopefully can help other parents when considering where good preschool for your child

Program Curriculum

The main thing to consider is to know the curriculum applied at the school. Good Preschool will offer programs that allow children to use most of their time playing. Children will be invited to work on the learning material and socialize with other children and try various activities throughout the day.

Also, make sure the selected schools will instill the values ​​that you apply to your child. Ranging from religious or ethical values. That way you can get an idea whether the preschool have the same goals as you. Usually, a good preschool also has a trial class.

Instructor

Whether or not the quality of the preschool to be chosen can be seen through teaching staff. According to Diana, preschool teacher should be able to love and attention to children in detail. Teachers should also be aware if the students have different backgrounds and experiences so that they can not learn the same things in the same time and in the same way. Make sure the number of teachers with inadequate or no children. Preschool teachers and staff should also be the JV were not stingy to give any information. Either way they are partners in the education process of children.

Location and Cost

Another thing that is important is to take into account the location and cost. It would be better if the selected location is not too far apart at home. It certainly can minimize your child to feel fatigue or stress on the road due to congestion. If children go to school with conditions that are not prime because fatigue can cause this is certainly difficult child concentration. Such conditions can also create conditions tend to be negative emotions.

As for the cost must still consider the financial condition of the family. If the cost is only burdensome, this is certainly not good. The huge costs by offering tempting facilities, anyway, does not promise a quality curriculum program.

The Right Time for Children to go to School

School is a place that is fun for most children, but not denied could also be a place that is most feared by children. This can happen when a child starts school at an inconvenient time. The most appropriate time to enter the school children when a child is consciously say and ask himself to his parents that he wanted to go to school. This suggests a sense of interest in the child and the child's readiness for school. Responding to the wishes of children, parents must support and not forgetting to explain what the consequences. Children should have the responsibility for school assignments.

In general, children aged 3-4 years, will trigger his own desire to go to school when he saw relatives or friends in school. But if there is no desire of children to schools, parents should not be forced and decided the child should go to school. Do not force the child to go to school does not mean parents give up and wait when the child wants to school. This kind of attitude will also cause harm to children, late start of education. Instead parents should be proactive in various ways in order to arise curiosity in the child school. For example by encouraging children to come pick up his sister at school or to invite and accompany the child to see and play with friends who have entered the school. The next stage of the selected schools also should be appropriate to the child's age. For ages 3-4 years, it is best to playgroup (school for children of early age).

Monday, January 4, 2016

10 Tips to Communicate With Children Needs to Know For Each Parent

Is a struggle that is not easy for us to be able to continue close to the child. Yet this is one of the keys to our success.

It must be recognized that we are coming from a different time with our children. They will never like the "Rod Stewart", until we understand and know about the "One Direction".

Before it's too late, let's try 10 tips to communicate with these children so that our relationship with the child continues harmony.

1. Take time
Always include a schedule for the activity with the child on a schedule harianParents. Allow the Small to choose the activities he likes, even if it's just watching MTV at home. This way Parents will know how in fact the character of the little one at home, what he likes and so forth.

2. Give them your full attention
We often complain that our children often ignore or do not care about our busyness. But who knows, beginning precisely from our mistakes.

Often as parents we go home already in a state of fatigue. Or though the activity in the house, but we instead choose TV or gadget as a friend of children, so that we can immediately finish the housework or take care of our business.

We are always busy, busy, and busy constantly. Until now, they need us, we always say, "Sorry Mom / Dad did not have time," or "Oh, Father / Mother was tired, boy, can we talk tomorrow".
From now on, let's provide a little more effort to pay attention and to communicate to them. Let's do this in order to maintain our close relationship and children.

3. Respect them
Appreciating the efforts of our toddler, or teenager on good behavior, will create a positive relationship. And positive relationship will of course be an effective way to communicate or talk to them.

4. Respect the wishes of children
Problem children often underestimated by parents. But be aware that the "trivial" is actually even crucial to a child would help the relationship between parents and children.

So let's, we value and respect every word, and their desires. Our appreciation to them will lead to trust and strengthen our relationship with the children.

5. Use good body language
It is advisable that parents lowered his voice and spoke more slowly to children. Moreover, seeking to speak with an equal height is recommended, for example by lowering the body or even sit. This will reduce the fear and intimidation that children may feel when talking to his parents.

6. Speak more often
Make communicate with the child as a habit. If the little one in the house was still a toddler, then talk things simple with it. Initially it may be difficult, but this habit will make the little one knows that his parents will always try to connect with him.

7. Be a Flexible
When the children are teenagers, they could have questioned our rules and tried to ask for more freedom. For that when the full freedom

8. Love them sincerely
Wise proverb says that children will never be too old to be told that our parents, love them. So, to say "I love you" on the Toddlers and show through deeds, our love to the teenages.

9. Give clear reasons
When about to scold the child, hold on emotion, especially of utterances accused. Instead, speak well to children and show that Parents are ready to explain what became of their mistake. Practice and try to communicate well even in a state full of emotion.

10. Involve children
Lastly, always involve the children in the family activities. Suppose decide where want to travel, what kind of food to be cooked today, and so forth.
This will make the children always felt close to Parents though perhaps, eventually Parents and children will be living far away or years apart.

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