Specific Particularities the Development of the Children of Ethnicity

  • Gina Anton
Keywords: roma family; child development; Roma language; behaviors; environment; personality; development


The child in the Roma family is educated in the spirit of fraternity and mutual help, but also
of responsibility for others. The principles underlying the education of children are linked to the fact
that they are considered miniature adults, endowed from birth with will, desires, emotions and
intelligence. To these inherent values is added purity, the only minus being their lack of experience. In
the family, children are equal between siblings, no one has the right to feel superior to one another in
respect of one another. In a Roma family, the first notions of communication that the child acquires are
in the Roma language. At the young age the negative influences of the environment are more easily
accepted because the personality structure is more labile. The most important part of the daily program
of the child who has become a schoolboy is the one spent in the classroom. It is essential for the overall
development of the child. The essential adaptation to the school activities of the child in the first class
consists, in particular, in the mobilization of the processes and the psychic skills required by this new
form of activity.