When Your Child is Ill
It's Monday morning and you find that your child is ill and cannot go to school. You're concerned about him/her - and you're also concerned about your job as you had to take a day off last week because your other child was ill. This is a dilemma faced by many working parents with young children. Let’s look at ways to deal with situations like this.
Getting Your Child to Talk
Children are not born natural talkers; they need to learn to become one. You can help your child become a confident speaker by making learning a fun activity. Here are some ways to do so.
Kids and Household Chores
Does the idea of getting a young child to help around the house sound strange? We tend to do as much as possible for our children as an expression of our love for them. Rather than thinking that we are burdening our children, we should recognize that we are training our children for life. This article has few useful tips how you can involve your child in everyday routine and get a chance to bond more.
One of the most, if not irritating aspect of bringing up children is their endless squabbles with each other - especially when you decided to have a second child just so that your child could have "companionship"!
Stress Proofing Your Child
If you feel that stress affects only adults and if you have been thinking, "but childhood means being carefree and happy, isn't it?", then think again. In a world of academic pressures and where tough competition exists with the need to perform to one's best, you may be worried about your child's future career and success. While many of these expectations can be motivating, excessive pressure can result in psychological ill-health and lower levels of well-being for children.
TV and Your Child
How many hours does your child spend in front of the TV everyday? Many of us are convinced that our kids (and we ourselves!) cannot live without TV. TV keeps our children entertained and no doubt there are many good programmes on TV that can really be beneficial. But let's take a look at all the things that your child is missing when watching TV.
Spending Quality Time
The concept of "quality time" has become popular over the past few years. The idea behind this is that it does not matter how much time you spend with your child as long as the time spent is of high quality. Research has shown that both the quality and quantity of time parents spend with their children are important. Quite understandably, parents end up confused as to whether or not they are really doing what is best for their child.
Exam Time- Stressful Time
Examination times are not only stressful for children, but parents too! If parents really want to help their children, they need to be realistic and balanced in their approach. It would then be imperative to know what factors are counterproductive to performance, and then work towards overcoming them. Here are some tips on helping your kids deal with exams effectively.
Letter Writing- A Creative Tool For Your Child
Letter writing is a great exercise for children to work on their creativity. It is a good way to keep relationships alive, no matter where individuals live or how often they see each other. There are no boundaries when it comes to letter writing. This article explores its benefits.
Your Child's Teacher and You
Let's face it. Most children do not breeze through the school years without problems. There are bound to be issues with grades, homework, behavior, a classmate or even a particular teacher's approach to dealing with the kids under her charge. Here are some points to keep in mind when such a situation arises and parent-teacher collaboration is necessary.