Why should children choose their clothes?

CHILDREN CLOTHES

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.” –Albert Camus (French author, journalist and philosopher) Times have changed, today’s generation is independent and wants to do things on their own and even if not on their own they want to follow their choice. Children love to wear what they like. Choosing their own clothes can raise their self-esteem and make them more independent and thus more confident. I can testify the same thing as a mother of two, whose world revolves around the choices of her boys from choices…

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5 Useful Parenting Tips for New Parents

parenting tips

EmailBeing a new parent can be overwhelming, and as excited as one might be being a parent, it brings its own challenges. Having two toddlers at home has taught me quite a bit about handling the new parent situation. So here I am sharing my top 5 parenting tips which helped me during my baby’s 1st year. 1. Have patience – I was really scared of holding my firstborn right after she was born, worried that I might drop her or hurt her in some way or the other but…

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Why Sleep is of Key Importance for Kids?

sleep for kids

Good sleep is of primal importance for kids and goes a long way in helping children attain overall development. It nurtures not only good physical and mental well-being but also enhances various other functions. Good sleep thus keeps children as well as grown-ups feel fresh, alert and attentive. At some point, all of us have missed out on sleep for a day or so due to some reason. As a result, we feel sleepy, lethargic and tired throughout the next day, which can be overcome only after catching up on…

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Teach your child anger management during play with this game

anger management

It is normal for children to show some aggression or fight during play. But anger is a problem in a child’s play when the child is not able to see and respect the limits of the play.There are many things that parents can do ,to teach anger management to their children.However ,I particularly liked a wonderful game that I came across in Dr. Lawrence Shapiro’s book ‘The Secret Language of Children’.It is a simple game that teaches children to tune out the teasing and taunts of others.It is called ‘The…

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The Role of a Father in Raising Kids

role of a father

The  father plays a significant role in a child’s emotional and physical development. The father’s role during child rearing helps the children to develop an  independent, responsible and positive attitude towards life. Before the Child is Born The role of a father begins when the mother of his child is going through the manifold changes physically, mentally and spiritually.If the father is actively involved during this period,a special bond can be developed between the father and the baby. “Babies hear sounds from the outside world at 16 weeks gestation,” says Deena…

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5 Life Skills Every Child Should Be Taught

life skills

Life skills are those skills which will help your child endure, and survive most of the emergencies in life. They are inevitable along with academics or extracurricular activities and as parents, it is our job to teach them to our children. These are skills which can be taught through routine activities and by creating simulations of emergency scenarios. Life skills complement the development and provide much-required help for your child to succeed later in life. Life skills will prepare your child to be independent. Teaching your child life skills allows him…

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How to deal with a difficult teenager?

difficult teenager

Difficult teenager? Let’s call them teenagers facing difficult times. Teenagers (13 to 19 years of age) find it difficult to cope up with changes happening mentally, physically and in their surroundings due puberty, hormonal changes, social pressures, and confusions with a variety of career choices and stress for achieving their goals, etc. Especially, absence of parents or any parent are expected to cause more pressures and unfavorable conditions to teenagers. There are multiple issues faced by teenagers today. However, parents who spend time with their children, have faith in them…

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How to soothe a fussy baby at night….

fussy baby

Ten ways to Instantly Soothe a Fussy baby at Night.. What can be more distressing for parents than seeing their newborn cry intensely at night and being at a loss to know why it’s happening?  It’s a situation that understandably causes panic and extreme agony, as your fussy baby cannot speak up nor give a clear hint. Well, if that happens to your little one, at the outset, it would be important to find out if it is because of minor discomfort or a health problem. If you are sure…

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How to get your older kids to do chores…

See also: It’s never too Late… Yes, it is not that easy to get your older kid/teenager to do household chores.If you’ve been feeling that things could have been rather different and you might have done a better job of encouraging your child to get habituated to carrying out chores, worry not. You still can do wonders on that front and make your child or teenager learn the importance of taking responsibilities. The first step towards achieving it would be to avoid overthinking and blaming yourself for not being responsible…

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Age appropriate chores for kids- Ideas and benefits

chores for kids

Ever noticed how excited little children feel when they are fondly asked to help or given a little task to perform? Unlike most grown-ups, children don’t even think that chores are boring; in fact, most of them are always ready and happy to help with whatever they are asked to do. It makes them feel they are as big and important as grown-ups who they look up to and wish to emulate.  Didn’t we love being entrusted with very important work and running errands like our parents, and being appreciated…

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