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A Parent or Guardian’s Guideline For Teaching Your Child to Sleep Alone

Teaching Your Child to Sleep AloneWho’s been sleeping in your bed? If your child is waking you up at night wanting to climb under the covers with you, you could be missing out on the rest you need to manage your duties at work and at home. More significantly, it is necessary for your child to develop the self-confidence to end up being more independent.

As long as you’re prepared to endure some fussing and weeping, you can stop fighting over bedtimes. Think about these suggestions for training your child to stay in their own space so your entire family can delight in a good night’s sleep.

Steps to Take with Your Kid

1. Give reassurance. Worry of monsters, intruders, and other imagined dangers are frequently the reason that your kid wants you by their side. Validate their feelings. Comfort them after a bad dream and provide them with a stuffed toy to hug.

2. Hang around together. Your kid might need more attention from you. Set up one on-one time throughout the day for baking cookies or

The Worst Thing Parents Can Do to Their Child

The Worst Thing Parents Can Do to Their ChildThe worst thing parents can do to their child is love them too much. They say love is blind, and it surely is. Too much loves blurs things. It is hard to see a wrong where is love is concerned. This case is similar to that of an overly adored and dotted child. The parent tends to disregard the necessity of correcting trespasses of such a child because they don’t want to hurt their feelings.

• Children raised without a clear distinction of what is right from wrong grow up as bullies and are less famous among their peers. Such a child has a low tolerance to complete intolerance of other people opinion, portraying them as arrogant and ill- mannered.

• Teachers also tend to hate and pick on this type of child. They treat them indifferently from other kids. They are less likely to be asked questions in class, and this interferes with the child participation to class events. As a result, their overall academic performance is affected. One thing teachers hate is an indifferent child. A less settled

Tips to Build Self Confidence in Kids

Self Confidence in KidsWhen kids are young, they seem to have a very easy time to say no, and mean it. This is usually what parents call the terrible twos. This is a time when children don’t listen well and they are stubborn. This is usually frustrating for parents and teachers.

However, for the child, this period is critical to building self-confidence. The child discovers that he or she can have their own opinion, and that saying no can mean a certain strength and power over a situation.

In addition, by practising saying no, the child explores the boundaries of his or her environment. Because not everything goes the way the child wants it to go all the time, the child learns that saying no often triggers a reaction in another period and that’s how the child begins to feel empathy, taking someone else into account.

However, things change as kids grow up. Some children have a very hard to say no as they grow up. Still, it’s important for every child to learn that they can and should say no when they have to. This skill

How Do You Raise Your Kid to Be a Mature and Purposeful Adult

Kid to Be a MatureParents cannot just relax when their kids turn out to be 18. They have a responsibility to see through that their kid is still doing the right things and gear them towards a purposeful life even when things seem very bleak. So what do you really do? Read on to find out.

Bear with your child through thick and thin, instilling him continuously with the right values, principles and ethics. How do you manage to do that?

Let me cite you an example of my youngest sibling. He lost his Dad when he was only six. Yet, with the love of his mom and his sisters, he grew. But did he grow up to be the right kind of adolescent?

His sisters left for abroad either to settle or for higher education and then he had only his mom to guide him. Was he following the right path?

No. In fact he wasn’t. He dropped classes at school and only liked to play the guitar and chat online on the computer. He became out

Successful Education Begins in the Home

Education Begins in the HomeChildren come to us with predetermine disposition, aptitude and fortitude. How well they function within these capabilities directly relate to their home. Education, without apologies, begins at home. Children learn how to respond to any facets of life in the home.

Consequently, prejudices concerning people, foods, clothing and live styles manifest from within the home. If a child is aggressive, know that, that behavior comes from observing a family member. Substitute any other behavior positive or negative with the before mentioned word “aggressive” and acknowledge that it connects with a family member that cares for the child. Children emulate what they see.

Teachers recognize this more than any other professional group because it is in their classroom that they experience the consequences, good or bad, of what children learn at home. Hence, teachers at every new school year establish classroom rules in an attempt to ensure a universal law of acceptable social conduct.

As a tenet, parents are responsible for whether or not children succeeds academic. Without ignoring a child’s predetermine abilities, they must project

Parents Children & Meditation

Parents ChildrenParents should meditate with their children, and adults, in general, together with young people. Kids, and I mean male and female, are able to meditate alone, but if they are led, they clearly find it more harmonious and are able to consciously integrate the dimension of meditation in their everyday work. It isn’t an unknown topic, many are bringing it forward, and even if in some countries it’s absolutely forbidden, in the rest of the world, these things are already happening.

In India, for example, meditation takes place in class when at school, and in kindergarten too; but above all it takes place at home. Being the homeland of meditation, India has a very high number of people who meditate daily, and children do it together with their parents. If we move, predominantly in Asia, and visit a Buddhist country, we also find people having meditation as one of their daily activities, both parents and children. Children are thus able to cultivate this state of inner silence, relaxation and peace of mind, and carry it out throughout the day and life itself, generating a small space every day

What Mothers Go Through When Daycare Is Their Only Option

DaycareWhen parents have to work and do not have an extended family to help pick up the slack, putting their children in a daycare becomes the only variable option. This rings particular true for single parents.

If you are the fortunate few and have parents that are retired and can care for your infant or toddler, you may never have to place you child in the any type of daycare, or home-care.

There are mothers who, three months after giving birth return to work to non-standard hours. They do not work a 9 to 5, which means they must place their children in a 24-hour day-care. Placing their infant in the care of strangers devastates most mothers. The guilt and fear with having to work and consequently having to place their infant in a childcare facility gnaws at their hearts. They observe events and people in their lives, see, and hear of at home mothers and in the back of their minds, they long for the privilege of staying at home with their children. However, life’s reality pushes them on to their daily jobs and thrusts their infant

Is Your Kid Being Bullied? Arm Him With These 5 Techniques

Kid Being BulliedIs your child being bullied at school? As a parent, it can be really hard to know what to tell your child to do about that. Teachers and administrators will do what they can, but most bullies are sneaky, so at the end of the day, it is your kid alone against the bully. The biggest difference you can make is in teaching your child concrete skills for how to respond when bullied.

For conflicts at school, I find using children’s picture books a great place for ideas. One of my favorites is Simon’s Hook; A Story About Teases and Put-downs by Karen Gedig Burnett, illustrated by Laurie Barrows. In Simon’s Hook, Simon’s grandmother tells him a tale about a bunch of fish who learn to “Swim Free” rather than “taking the bait,” ie the insults, being thrown at them. Armed with his new skills, Simon is able to rejoin the kids at the playground who have been making fun of his bad haircut.

Simon learns five “Rules for Being a FREE Fish” from his grandmother’s story.

Rule 1: DO little or nothing! Don’t react!

Too Many Toys 8 Terrific Tips for Taming the Toys in Your House

Too Many ToysTip 1. Help your kids identify their value behind why a particular toy is important to them. Then help them prioritize their values.

By prioritizing what is important to your kids and having them articulate that to you, it will help you decide how much space to devote to a particular kind of toy. Let’s say, for example, that your child is nuts about dinosaurs. It just makes sense that he’d want a wide variety of dinosaurs represented, doesn’t it? On the other hand, a kid who loves dolls might be convinced that it is more important to lavish love and care on a limited number of dolls-and that the rest could find good homes elsewhere. That child might need more space for doll accessories, like a crib, but can make do with 2 or 3 especially beloved dolls.

Tip 2. Have as much shelve/bin/drawer space for your child as you can spare, so that they can stay organized.

Help kids learn to categorize toys into shelves or bins. This will allow your child to see visually

How To Raise Your Kids The Right Way

Raise Your KidsThe goal as a parent is to help your child feel competent and confident, and to help her develop a sense of passion and purpose. There are many ways to raise happy, well-adjusted kids, but science has a few tips for making sure they turn out okay. From keeping it fun to letting them leave the nest.

No one would argue that raising children of character demands time and effort. While having children may be doing what comes naturally, being a good parent is much more complicated. Here are some steps to follow.

1 – Put parenting first:

Once you’re a parent, you have to learn to put your priorities below your children’s, and to make the sacrifice to spending more of your day caring for them than you do caring for yourself.

2 – Don’t aim for perfection:

According to a study, new parents who believe society expects perfection from them are more stressed and less confident in their parenting skills.

3 – Be good to your sons, Mamas:

A warm, attached relationship with mom seems important in preventing behavior

Teach a Child Well and He Will Be an Exemplary Citizen

Teach a Child WellChildren are the instrument to the future progress and function of our society in every key, color and nation; Children will fix the future of our current mistakes in society for all nations around the world to live and see!

If we allow ourselves to engage in learning along with a child, we can form a bond with peace and happiness for many generations to follow. As we progress in society, it is with reflection that we seek to understand the ideology that best describes how to measure what makes child rearing unique to every nation and culture around the globe. Although we may be separated by religion, culture or tradition, we are all more universally the same, in the way that we love our children, and choose to help grow and nurture their minds to prepare them for a better life, than we ourselves live.

Child-rearing is more about commonality than morality or geography. Raising a child is a joy, a delight, a mission or an accomplishment. Once you decide to be a great mom, dad, aunt, uncle, cousin or godmother,godfather, or even stepmother,

Raising Our Children With Love and Respect

Raising Our Children With Love and Respect“Let’s raise children who won’t have to recover from their childhoods.” Pam Leo

That quote really got my mind working this morning. I took a moment and reflected on my own childhood and it really is true. I was raised by my grandparents and I understand that their ways were the “old school” ways but to this day I still have a lot of emotional issues based on the methods of discipline and lack of approval I received as a child. I still have a lot of baggage that I have carried since childhood but over the years I’ve been getting a lot better about letting it go and not allowing my past to dictate what happens in my future. A couple of things DO still bother me to this day and as nervous as I am about it for the sake of knowledge and information that may help other children I wanted to share them with you:

– My grandfather always commented on my weight and put me down because I wasn’t a thin girl and I have always been self-conscious

How to Change Your Childs Mood and Boost Their Self Esteem

Childs Mood and BoostWhat if I was to say to you, that each group of difficulties you have with your child could be dealt with effectively in simple, digestible brain games?

Sounds too easy?

OK, that’s the answer I was expecting and to be honest, I would have said the same thing 2 years ago. We have all spent long hours searching the net, being talked ‘at’ by professionals and therapists telling us we should do this and that but not really caring about your plight and our children. After all, every kid on the spectrum is different. I know that, you know that, and the reason why we know that is because we are parents, and we care about our children. We want them to thrive just like any other kid on the planet. Why should they not have the chance to lead rewarding lives? This isn’t have to be a ‘best dog wins’ world. We know we have the best kids because of their Autism, right?

So, today, you’re going to hear a mum talk. Today, I

Shaping Self Concepts At Home

Self Concepts At HomeHuman beings customarily struggle with the issue of self-esteem. We seem to esteem ourselves too much or too little. Though some of us camp out in one or the other of these erroneous extremes, many others vacillate back and forth between these faults.

Christians struggle with this, too. In fact, imbalanced teachings, prevalent in the Christian community, fuel our confusion. Where wholesome self-esteem ends and sinful pride begins is admittedly unclear. A distorted application of self-denial, often used to keep us from crossing that line, is not God’s solution to the problem. We cannot resolve our problems with our “self” by denying that we have one. Likewise, we’ll never overcome the foul influence of our self-concept by denying its size and shape.

Self-esteem is part of our self-concept. “Self-concept” is a term for the way we see ourselves and the way we feel about ourselves. This concept, like Rome, was neither built in a day, nor by an individual worker. Our self-concept is formed as we interpret innumerable interactions with others in our world. Based on these interpretations we place ourselves somewhere on a continuum

How to Get Your Kids to Stop Fighting

Kids to Stop FightingIn my experience, most of the mean behavior among kids is mutual. Sometimes it will be your older kid behaving hurtfully and sometimes it will be the younger. This is not, of course, because they are bad: It is because they are still learning the skills they need to be able to advocate for themselves while at the same time reaching out generously to others. These kinds of social emotional competencies take lots and lots of practice.

That’s where you come in!

Learning how to be in touch with and verbalize your emotions so that you can make clear request of what you want or need is first and foremost learned from you. Start by helping your kids identify their emotions. When siblings are fighting, don’t take sides. Instead, guide them through the process of labeling how they are or might be feeling and what they need to feel better.

Let’s look at how this conversation might go:

George: She came in my room without asking and that is against the rules!

Anna: You, slime ball, you drew on my picture!

Does Giving a Gift to Your Children Make You a Good Parent?

Giving a Gift to Your ChildrenAfter a long tiring day at your workplace, what is it that makes you really feel good? I think it is the feeling of returning home that makes a person feel peaceful after spending a strenuous day at the office. And what makes a house really a home! Of course a lovely partner and adorable children.

When you are capable of maintaining a balance between your home and office, your professional life and personal life, you can build a strong bond between you and your kids and have a sense of belonging, which is a basic human need.

Who doesn’t want to bring the best out of his / her kids! And only by good parenting, a proper balance of firmness and nurturance, one can bring the best outcomes for kids in terms of academic success, mental health and good well-being.

One of the most important things good parenting is focused on is putting encouragement over praise. In many ways, you can do this, and one of them is gifting your kids. When you see that your children score high in an

Why We Love Camping in the Yard

Love Camping in the YardSimple Summer Fun

Camping in the yard gets kids excited for a new experience while gradually acclimating them to sleeping somewhere other than their bed. When families camp in the year together, kids get to experience the feeling of camping in an environment that feels safe and familiar with people they’re used to.

It’s also a creative, fun, easy, and affordable way to have a family bonding experience and feel like you’re getting a change of scenery without having to commit to planning travel and accommodations. It’s the perfect stay-cation for busy families with limited time and resources! Not to mention, if you live in the suburbs like we do, you’re less likely to encounter ferocious bears and mountain lions, though you might see the occasional deer or fox!

Unless you’re lucky enough to live in a rural, wooded area near streams and ponds, be sure to plan plenty of outdoor activities you can do right in your own yard, like games of catch and Frisbee, to make up for the lack of fly fishing and hiking.

Here are some ideas to

Parenting – “The Power of Letting Go”

Parenting1My first child graduated from high school and I entered a new stage of parenting. The graduation process was a true personal growth opportunity for me and I had to learn to “let go”, just a little bit more. Watching my child navigate through the graduation journey gave me greater insight into the meaning of “training a child.”

Like many parents, my mission is to rear responsible, independent, and socially conscious children. During the months, days, and minutes leading up to graduation, I wanted to step-in and “demand” that she does things my way. It was challenging for me to watch my child do things the “hard way” when I thought I know of an easier more efficient way to get things done.

I relied on my faith, while implementing effective parenting skills. It was during this time I found myself encouraging her to build problem solving skills; while I stood on the sidelines. In the process of standing on the sidelines cheering, I found myself “listening” more and trusting her judgment. Throughout this process, I found peace by staying in the “here and now” and keeping an

How to Ease Your Children Pleasurably Into Adult Independence

Ease Your Children Pleasurably Into Adult IndependenceChildren grow up quicker than we realise and most, especially those leaving care, are still heavily dependent on support from the adults around them.

Here’s how parents and children can work together towards the child’s successful adult life.

Children learn most through play and interaction.

Ages 0-5: Keep a box of their favourite or new toys and books as the rewards for every time they learn a life skill. Make learning a game and fun to do.

If they don’t achieve the goal you had for them don’t give rewards until till they do otherwise they will not see the treat as a reward but take it for granted.

Ages 5-11: Start a token rewards system which they can swap for pocket money on payday. They can be rewarded for doing homework, housework, going to the shop for household items. This will give them a sense of self worth which in turn make them strive more towards independence, especially if you make it fun like racing to finish first. Think of

Things We Learned From Being Raised By Good Hearted Parents

To be kindEvery time I get asked what my parents is like, I could not think of the times they were angry at me nor the times I got reprimanded by them. It will always boil down to one thing, they are good-hearted individuals. They are far from being perfect as parents and as individuals. But they try to be good examples for us.

A great deal about having good-hearted parents is that they treat us right and that they inculcate the right values as we grow older. Here are some of the values I learned from them.

To be kind

To show kindness is to be considerate. I complain of the simplest inconvenience shoved my way. My mother may not scold me for being bratty, but she always reminds me that others have it worse. That is, I am luckier than some of the people. I am reminded of this every time I encounter difficult people to deal with. It has become a mantra that others are also fighting a battle that I am not aware of.

To forgive

There is no point in

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