Posts Tagged ‘child’

ESTABLISHING A VALUES

Generally you are going to want your kids to have a value you find important, the ones that have worked for you throughout your life. Have you ever taken a good look at what they are? Identifying values you find important is the first step in teaching your values to your kids. Make a list of values that are most important to you. Brainstorm as many as you can think and write them down, the order does not matter. Then after you run out the idea, go back and prioritize the list from most to least important.

1.     Cleanliness – a habit of keeping clean.

2.     Courage – state of mind that enables one to face danger or fear with confidence.

3.     Friendliness – state of being likeable to another person, enjoyment in their company.

4.     Honesty – quality of being truthful.

5.     Kindness – quality of being warm hearten, considerate, humane and sympathetic.

6.     Responsibility – state, quality or fact of being accountable.

7.     Compassion – deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it.

When you have handle on which values you find most important for yourself, go back and make another list of the values you want for your kids to have. List the reasons you want your kids to have each value, and how you feel he will benefit.

 

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TEACH YOUR KIDS TO BE RESPECTFUL

All children need to learn to be respectful, not only will it make your job as a parent easier, it will also improve the behavior and long term success of your child. Children who are not respectful often act out in school which gets them branded as trouble makers. Be sure that you model respectful behavior too; children learn the most by copying their parents.

Start early, this is the most important part of teaching your kids respect. Do not give in to your child because she refuses to stop begging or complaining. Do not tolerate any kind of disrespectful behavior. Teach children to address adult appropriately, either by calling them Mr. and Mrs. Or responding with yes mam and yes sir whenever they are asked questions by authority figures such as grandparents, teacher or neighbors. Discipline your kids for being disrespectful. Teach your kids to be good communicators. Notice respectful behavior.

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WORRIED ABOUT PERFECT PARENTS

All of us not perfect, then letting your children know that you are also a human, you’re teaching them to forgive, as you forgive them. Our children sometimes tell us if they are truly loved, it’s not measured by how many hours are spent with them or if you were tired that day and lost your cool. Children measured only by how much money you can spend on them.

Although children already know that you are not perfect. Also they know how much you love them, you can’t fool a child, they are spirit like you and I. They are the most honest people on the earth. Believe me, they are honest and will forgive your mistakes, please forgive yourself. No one of us has ever been a perfect parent, not ever. If you love yourself, then you forgive yourself.

Remember this poet wrote by Irish Playwright:

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

So if you love yourself, then forgive yourself, which is another lesson your child will pick up from you, it’s win, win the situation! So be cool and relax, bask in the fullness of your reciprocal love with your child.

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EXPECT THE UNLADY LIKE

Our expectation to our daughter is to keep up their cuteness extend past looks and into the real of behavior. Stereo types lead us to believe that girls should always maintain mellow temperament, sense of propriety and eagerness to please, but that is just not fair or feasible.

Like their counter part I mean boys, girls are live mammals. Toddler girls have tantrums, teens girls have outbursts. Girls may do some very un-cute, unladylike things, like throw a toy or slam a door or even just refuse to help mom to carry something, because they can be just as mad, rebellious, and stubborn as a boys. While they can tough to handle discipline wise, these bad behaviors are associated with gaining independence, nurturing assertiveness and building self identity. You do not have to accept your daughter’s bad behavior but you do have to accept her potential to misbehave and have a bad day. Otherwise you may be in for rude awakening.

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EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE FOR YOUR CHILD

Best forms of discipline teach your child is how to behave. Punishments like yelling or spanking often make parents feel better in the moment but because the behavior has been punished instead of corrected, the child may not understand what is expected in the future and behavior will continue. By creating simple expectations and remaining consistent you can effectively discipline your child and help him become respectful, responsible adult.

Stay calm; close your eye and take several deep breaths, controlling your anger will keep you from yelling, shouting or spanking your child. Distract baby or toddler by redirecting them to different activity.

Teach your child the house rules and set natural consequences for breaking them. For instance, if your child must complete his homework right after school and doesn’t he will not be able to play video games in the evening. Decide on rewards for appropriate behavior, for instance if your child completes her chores, give her sticker or small treat.

Choose time out spot in your home, this area should be free toys, books and other distractions. Give warning for unacceptable behavior; get down on your child level look him in the eye. Revoke privileges for poor behavior. Offer specific praise for correct behavior, use “good job”. Thank you for not yelling or hitting her.

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STOP THUMB SUCKING TIPS

Children who thumb suck, more than likely have developed the unconscious behavior because of soothing effect. Some babies, thumb sucking can be habit formed in the womb. In general children begin to out grow the habit of sucking their thumb around age 4 to 5 years old, discontinuing the behavior all on their own. Help your child to stop this habit sooner; you will have to be both patient and observant.

Discourage and encourage – like any unwanted behavior your child exhibits, when it come to thumb sucking, you want to be firm in your disapproval. You also want to be expressive in your approval of positive behaviors. When you try discouraging encourage method, you are combining your disapproval with option that has your approval. Remember when discourage your child don’t do so in a manner that will make him feel ashamed; thumb sucking is an unintentional behavior.

Create reward system – child responds well to behavioral correction that is part of reward system, even when the reward is something simple as sticker. Creating reward system for the purpose of thwarting thumb sucking will encourage her to be self aware and stop the behavior. Good system to try is the piggy bank system, this works by rewarding your child with penny every time you notice her not sucking her thumb.

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ENHANCE YOUR PARENTING SKILLS

If you ask to any good parents how they become awesome at their job they will probably tell you that it is happen over time. Being a parent is hard work that does not always come naturally and kids can put you in wide range of unexpected situation that will require to a simply use a best judgment. If you would like to focus on being a good parents there are some things you can do that enhance your skills and make you a better presence in your kid’s lives.

Accept the fact that you are going to make a mistake, there is no such things perfect parents so recognizing you cannot get everything right can alleviate much of stress you feel. Interact to other parents to swap a tip and stay in a loop about important issues your kids may experience.

Read books about parenting, a lot of parenting books and you should be able to find some in the library or borrow from other parents. The books can provide you an additional viewpoint in parenting issues, like play time, bed time routines, discipline, homework and a lot more.

Stick with what work for you, if you find that your parenting are helping your child to be well rounded and well adjusted then, you are probably doing a lot of things right. Take in a tip that help your family and discard the ones that do not seem to work. Use the tips and ideas from other parents and books to enhance your natural strengths.

Focus on communication, one of the most important and most difficult aspects of raising kids is keeping open line in communication. Being able to talk to your kids about a wide array of topics improves your relationship with your kids, making parenting little smoother.

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BENEFITS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Early childhood education can provide children with consistent routines and unlimited learning opportunities. A lot of children enrolled in child care setting from infancy to the time they enter to elementary school. During these early years, children go through several critical stages of development and consistent high quality education can have long lasting, beneficial effects on overall development of children.

Social and emotional development, allow your children to attend same early education throughout his or her early years will foster relationship with adults and other children in that environment which provide a sense of security. A child who is comfortable with a people in her life is more likely to participate in learning opportunities and advanced cooperative play like role playing with others, playing games with rules and working with other to accomplish goals. A child’s who experience consistent child care demonstrates less aggressive behavior because of their ability to inter act child with others and use their language to resolve conflicts.

Cognitive development, consistent early education and child care can significantly impact a child cognitive development. Child enrolled in high quality early education program that provides developmentally appropriate curricula for children from infancy through age of five, enable children to develop specific cognitive skills at appropriate age. Example, showing interest in stories read, recognizing and identifying colors in pre-school and writing letters of alphabet to create words. Child care program with developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum help children develop cognitive skills on developmental continuum, meaning the programs build on child’s existing skills and knowledge to help them acquire new skills and knowledge.

Language development occurs at rapid pace in children between ages of one to five years old. Child who is secure in their environment and with the people around them are more likely to engage frequent, age-appropriate conversations. These daily interactions lead to more advanced language skills by promoting vocabulary development and conversational skills. Through early education activities like daily group discussion, songs, finger plays and read a loud; children develop a fundamental language skills they will continue to build on through out their lifetimes.

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BE A GOOD PARENT WHEN YOU WORK FULL TIME

A lot of business professional today is multi tasking in their personal lives, gone the day when there was a breadwinner in their family and every household had stay at home parents. With a stained economy and fast pace lifestyle, a lot of parents are opting to work full time and still raise a family. If you are part of this group learn ho to be a good parent and still work full time.

Find a job that allows spending good amount of time off when your child is kids. Maternity leave is becoming a thing of past, but some jobs still offer great plans.

Balance your work life with your home life. When you are at home spend time with your child. Put down your cell phone; stop checking email and head outside for game of soccer with your kids.

Hire a friend or family member to watch your child while they are young, you want to find someone who is both trustworthy and dependable.

Be open to attend the school events of your child. If you work late, have your husband or relative to attend your daughter pageant. Have close family friend shop up at your son’s basketball game.

Spend weekends with your child. Many individuals work on the weekends, but request you have them off if you are a parent. Weekends are great time to catch up on your child’s personal life.

Keep in contact to your kids, if you work late, shoot your child an email or give them call at home.

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BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL

Children are always watching what happen around them, taking not of how the adult in their lives handle problems and deal with situations. With the amount of influence that kids get from their peers and from the media, it is very important that adult in their lives model the behavior they want children to emulate.

HOW TO BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL

Model healthy lifestyle, take your kids on walk and encourage physical activity. Eat healthy foods and do not engage on risky health behaviors.

Take your kids work with you and let them see you in places outside your house. They will see how you interact with others and observe the results of your hard work.

Get involved in activities in community and encourage your child to do the same. Allow your kids to see the world outside their home and get satisfaction of helping other people. This allows your kids to be role models for other people as well.

Model healthy relationship; do not let your kids see you fighting with your husband.

Resolve conflicts with your children in calm manner treat them with a respect and listen to what they are saying.

 Match your actions with your words, to be a good role model; you have to do what you say.

Make sure that you are unknowingly setting a bad example for your kids. If someone calls and you do not want to talk to them, do not tell your child to say you aren’t home. You do not want to pass on the message that it is all right to lie if it is convenient.

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