Human behaviour. A child’s view. The ideal view
Observing other BMX competitors on how they approach the corners and mounds. Who succeeded will be his form !
If you've ever made faces at a toddler and watched them try to mimic your movements, then you may have witnessed how observational learning can be such an influential force.
Learning is a remarkably complex process that is influenced by a wide variety of factors. As most parents are probably very much aware, observation can play a critical role in determining how and what children learn.1 As the saying goes, kids are very much like sponges, soaking up the experiences they have each and every day.
The child that shows such in natural responses or answers
An example; Two children playing. They are at “let’s use Sophie.”
They are at Sophie’s house. Sophie being a very stable child whom has learnt early that not everything in life is enjoyable. But somehow it is still rewarding. Rewarding for your inner pride and growth
She offers to entertain this child staying at their house for the day. Sophie doesn’t take to kindly to this particular person, but she’s still very polite
Entertaining this visitor, they pull out some bikes in the shed. Sophie dusts them off and checks everything’s in order for safety and comfort. Sounds unusual for an 11 year old. But it really just isn’t. It’s how she’s been taught.
Off she toddles to the house to get head ware and other safety before their fun begins.
When Sophie returns, she discovers this visitor is sitting on HER bike.
She reminds the visitor. Politely too let me add.
“That’s actually my bike, I’ve got this one for you”
In return she’s told
“Does it look like I care?,”.
Now what would normally happen here do you think.
Well, Sophie decided. I’m not going to argue, nor am I enabling this behaviour. She’s concludes the visitor can have both bikes. On their own. This visitor is left with both bikes to play with. Alone.
Sophie walks away and finds something to do that she enjoys. She tried. She tried being polite, welcoming and even catering.
Not prepared to argue. She simply walks away
So having two morals here
NUMBER ONE..Sophie decides that she doesn’t care for anger, difficulty or any other disturbing emotions. She’s smart. WALK AWAY
NUMBER TWO..Where did that comment come from the comment of “does it look like I care?.”
This child’s environment at home, school or any other strong influence. This child is mimicking all it knows
It’s not really the child being mindful at all. It’s repeating all it knows. All it has been taught
So after reading this, we all think….” Brat “
Come on. Be honest with your mind. We do. We think that instantly. It’s true it’s behaving like a brat. Sadly, the innocence of being a brat lays deeper
Don’t ask me
DONT ask them
Ask yourself. Think about it properly. Not too hard.
Simple is normally the answer or truth. Overthinking creates confusion. Confusion with your best friend