To have ordered is no small matter or small matter. It is one of the most precious virtues for the good balance of individual life and for the good harmony of common life.
Our daughters will need, throughout their lives, to have order, especially when they are housewives, wives or mothers. But it is at the age when habits are formed when it is necessary to develop this discipline in it.
The order will also be necessary for our boys because in all professions the one who has order is better qualified than the one who does not have it. It is also true that the incorrigible disorder is a true contraindication. The order is a means of developing in our children the mastery of themselves, and in a sense the spirit of sacrifice, forcing it to fight abandonment and neglect.
It is a truth, proven by experience, that outer order makes life more enjoyable. It alleviates memory, allowing you to effortlessly find things in place. It facilitates the calm, suppressing those causes of enervation and fatigue that constitutes the disorder. It saves time because it allows you to work safely to find what is needed. It facilitates respect for the common good and social sense because nothing damages both the good harmony and mutual help as not to return to its place useful objects belonging to the family community. The order also ensures accuracy, and accuracy is at once one of the most precious forms of order and courtesy.
To awaken the love of order in children, it is necessary to emphasize every time that the occasion presents itself the pleasant and practical one that is to be able to find the objects with closed eyes even one can do, based on this, a game with preparation or improvised. We must show you the small advantages of having your personal items neatly arranged in your closet, your wallet, your writing box, your wallet or your bags.
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It is easy to get children to put their things in the same place and in the same way, with the condition that the parents respect the placement made by their children. To put the children on guard against the order that we could call hypocritical; For example, the well-ordered table and the jumbled drawers.
To place what has just been used immediately in its true place which is something for which it is more or less suitable for temperament, but it is one of the essential purposes of education to make children acquire.
Let the mother give her child the possibility and time to place her things, to hold herself back from the objects to her place, and everything will be ordered in a hurry, to ordained mothers, ordered children.
You have noticed that by the age of three there is a sensitive period, that is, a particularly favorable period for the acquisition of order. This information is accurate and many parents have verified it. If you wait too long to create the habit of order, you run the risk of never getting it.
By the age of nine or ten, the habit of order must be confirmed with that of accuracy. At this age, the child should be accustomed to organizing his work and in due course, to also anticipate the succession of his occupations for a couple of hours, then for a half-day.
Every child, when he returns from class, should be able to establish, before going to work, his hour of foresight: writing to do, lessons to be learned, books to read, etc; Indicate for each operation a reasonable period of time granted and specify the order of execution.
It is not a matter of mechanizing the child, but of helping to achieve maximum production in the hours available. This will provide an immense service for later because the future belongs not to the great workers always burdened, but to the well-organized men who know how to obtain more effect with less effort and to administer the periods of rest in view of a greater yield.