Learning with Color: Encouraging good habits and emotional intelligence in children
In our previous article, we shared how HARU stuck-on design; can be used to create a space-saving home playground and 'art studio' at home. Beyond that, HARU stuck-on design; can be a simple and fun way to encourage good habits for your children.
1) Create simple yet interesting ways for your child to keep their toys:
The attention span of children are often reserved for interesting tasks like playing. This makes instilling good habits like being tidy and organized hard to teach. Most parents end up with messy rooms, even having to clean up after their children. Using HARU stuck-on design; we can introduce an element of fun for your child. As we offer a range of 48 colors, you can do so in an aesthetically pleasing way.
Use bright colors to demarcate floor areas for your children to keep their toys. You can even decorate the space, such that your child finds otherwise uninteresting tasks fun.
For example, creating a sun at the border of a rectangular box, in which their toys should be kept when not in use.
2) Creating a safe space for discipline and self-reflection
Mischief is a normal part of growing up, as children slowly learn the difference betweeen right and wrong, and appropriate societal behavior. As such, disciplining your child is a normal part of every parents' journey. We recognize that this is a tough act for parents to carry out, be it the heartache we feel or the internal conflict of 'how' and 'whether' disciple should be carried out. We hope that with our HARU stuck-on design; we can help ease this emotional weight you may feel.
Create a safe space for discipline by marking out a 'self-reflection corner'. This can be as simple as a box on the floor that children stay in for a period of time. Encourage them to write out their feelings and emotions, so that you can help process it with your child later on. Understanding their motivations and thought process is a simple and enlightening way for parents to successfully explain the reasons for disciplining them in the first place.
Younger children may have trouble communicating clearly. One of the uses for HARU stuck-on design; is relating color to emotion. For example, red symbolizes 'anger', blue for 'sadness', yellow for 'joy' and gray for 'confusion'. Simply line up strips of colored tape on the wall for the child to identify with, such that you can better understand them. This may help parents to use an appropriate response in correcting behavior.
For children more prone to emotional outbursts, you can decorate a 'calming space' for them to process the complex and foreign emotions they are not used to handling. Emotional intelligence is learnt and can be fostered from a young age. Ultimately, this will help them in the future, by being self-motivated, compassionate, and better leaders in the future. Use colors like 'green' and 'blue', mixed with muted colors to create a simple artwork for your child to calm their mind. Oftentimes, there may be nowhere else available for your child to quietly process their emotions and calm down.
Using methods similar to this may be more effective than hard disciple that can easily backfire, causing emotional strife between parent and child. Ultimately, we hope HARU stuck-on design; can be an effective way to better communicate with your child so that you can better nurture and teach them.
*As a disclaimer, information shared in this article is based off HARU stuck-on design; workshops, similar workshops and concepts used to relate color and emotion in children.