What are the Chores for Kids?

Chores for Toddlers

It’s never too early to begin, but let’s be realistic. Do not expect a toddler to do any “chore” on his own, but you can gently encourage his helping spirit. Here’s how: Continue reading

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Traits your child needs to succeed

What makes a child do well in school? When this question is asked from the parents they always have lots of great answers: a high IQ, a terrific school, well-run lessons, skilled teachers, a creative curriculum, high expectations and the list goes on and on Continue reading

Why Kids Do Not Pay Attention While Studying?

What is “paying attention?”

Paying attention is the child’s ability to focus on a person or object while ignoring other interesting things in the environment that are competing for his awareness. It is related to the child’s developing abilities to learn and remember.  The development of a child’s ability to pay attention is very important for her later success in school and it is part of the ability to self-regulate. Self regulating means that the child actively behaves in a way that allows him to achieve a goal, without direction or motivation from someone else like a parent or a teacher; for instance, when he leaves his friends, who are teasing each other and horsing around at story time, to go sit quietly at circle because he really wants to hear the story. Continue reading

Why The Kids Do Not Listen To Their Parents

“I call out to my kids many times in a day  but they never listen.”

The frustration on this parent’s face was clear. We were part-way through a recent parenting workshop I was running when the issue arose.

The most common responses you get from the parents while asking the simple question, “When your children want your attention, what do you normally say or do?” Continue reading