03 October 2010

Exaggeration of Facts Lying and Imagination as negative impacts to the primary school children!

Primary school children tell lies much because they are concerned with attraction of attention and appear equal in strength and possession to peers. These young children develops the way of exaggerating things to achieve the desired impressions. Exaggeration is to prompt the desire to make a impression.This exaggeration tendencies usually becomes bad when children boasting about imaginary things and ended up being a habit. Hence the primary school children begin to distinguish truths from lies. These children who exaggerate could be doing so because of failure to impress peers and exaggeration becomes the means to bridging the gap using words instead of deeds. This form of behaviours has negative impacts might cause massive backwardness at primary school Education system because the children are likely to turn into day-dreaming. The lose of self-confidence and might even have no pride in their abilities and accuracy when doing a given task.
Lying and Imagination:In this context imagination is the major contributing factor to lying.Children use lying as a means of escaping from doing some work, for example they may pretend to be ill in order not to go to school. This imaginary illness has detrimental effects to the teacher. However this trait of imagination should be discouraged ,but with caution ,because at times these children may be really ill, only that they cannot clearly express the kind of illness.We should not ignore a sick child. Some teachers has tendencies of turning the sickness into a drama and more satisfying than necessary. This will definitely encourage most of children to play the sick game whenever there is a difficult task to be tackled.
Some children may take a blame and stand punishment in order to protect friends or sibblings. Thus children can lie just because of protecting others. These nepotic lies need to be discouraged. It is good for children to be loyalty ,but lying for the sake of being loyal has consequency to the children in near future. The children become goody-goody or habitual liars .
Children should develop an awareness that protecting a wrong person is wise and noble to them, but for the good of the society the person should be left to face the consequences of own faults or mistakes.
Story telling can stem out children to be lie playfully. This is as a result of the child may be very successful with higher scores than other children of equal or less factual experiences. This motivate the child to proceed on telling lies to everyone even to adults and teachers. Reinforcing the lying habit in story telling is likely if there is no questioning of the story to develop a sense of rationality in their minds.

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