Spiritually-moral education of younger students must
Many parents approach parenting very seriously. Sports and educational classes, health care, music education and aesthetic education. And there are parents who give the first place to spiritual and moral education of younger students, sometimes even at the expense of additional education. So, is this justified? What is the moral and spiritual education, what goals it pursues?
What morality, it's clear: this landmark of the individual to his conscience, the desire to do what is on the concepts of human good and not to do things that are bad. Any adult will agree that it is necessary to explain to the child what you can do and what is not and why. They often say that basic education is the imitation of parents. That's right, this baby really takes the example of family members trying to conform to the General level. But without a theory is still not enough: why mom decided to help one person and denied to another? Is it possible to skip school and say I was sick? Is it possible to write off homework reshebnik? And why all this can be done or not. Different parents will give different explanations of the concept, the resulting child will also be different. The aim of moral education in primary school – to develop attention to his own conscience and desire to act in accordance with it.
But the term "spiritual" is not always clear. What is it? Usually considered spiritual religious upbringing. Russian philosophers of the 19th century believed that man is threefold: body, soul and spirit. In this case, it is very easy to determine what educational techniques are: sports, health and hygiene skills are the habits of the body, music and art, love of literature and good education is the soul and the religious aspirations of the spirit. Spiritually-moral education of younger students is, first of all, religious education. Often the phrase "religious education" of a few scares. An Association with the Seminary or monastery shelter. In fact, religious upbringing does not carry anything threatening, but this it can only be Christian parents.
Spiritually-moral education of younger schoolchildren is carried out in Sunday schools, in families and in the Orthodox camps. What does it include? Is it possible to impose on the child their faith? To teach him how to pray and communicate with God? Indeed, it seems that it should all be personal choice. But the choice can be made only when they have information, so the lessons of Sacred history, presence at worship, regular discussions with parents on the issue of the commandments of God, and there are elements of the spiritual education. The choice is really need to provide, but he will be a child in adolescence and young adulthood. Moral and spiritual education of younger students in any case is in the family. If the parents are atheists, they give their children an education, if they are indifferent to religion or, in fact, are the Gentiles, they pass on to their children the appropriate mindset.
Children needed spiritual guidance, so they take them from their parents. Well, if the concept, which in the end children learn, logical and moral, and it often happens when spiritual and moral education of younger schoolchildren is religious people.