How To Get Kids To Do Chores

My older daughter  is about to eight, and I really believe that she is at the age where she can contribute to the family with her “skills.” So, what can an eight-year-old do? endless! Continue reading

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You want to know exactly about your child’s ‘THAT’ problem

What’s there to know about sleeping? Sleep problems are some of the most common problems parents face with their kids. You may wonder about how to get your child to sleep through the night. Maybe you have a new baby and want to learn how to help them develop good sleep habits that will last a lifetime. Some children may have chronic sleep difficulties, and many children (like most adults!) are actually going through their days sleep-deprived. Read on for information on all these issues and more, and for lots of links to even more resources to help your kids (and you) get a better night’s sleep.

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Children’s Secrets – Dos and Don’ts

whisperToo often, child abuse continues because kids are coerced into keeping problems a secret. This article is from The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People, a tremendous resource for protecting children from abuse, bullying, kidnapping, and other violence.

One of Kidpower’s boundary rules is that “Problems should not be secret!” To help prevent potential problems, we also tell children that, “Touch should not be a secret. And presents someone gives you or games someone asks you to play should not be a secret.”

Often during our adult education programs, parents approach us and ask about how to explain to their children what kinds of secrets are okay to keep and what are not. As one puzzled father said, “My seven-year-old daughter ‘Pricilla’ has so much fun whispering about harmless secrets with her friends. If I tell her not to keep any kind of secrets, she’ll just keep the fact that she has these secrets a secret from me!”

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How To Make Seven Year Old Listen?

Seven-year-old children are experiencing increased independence and flexing new found skills and abilities. At the same time, they are still young children who are capable of becoming easily frustrated and upset by setbacks and disappointments.

These back-and-forth steps to being a big kid can lead to behavior problems that are common for this age. Typical 7-year-old behavior problems can include talking back, defiance, and whining. Children who have siblings may engage in sibling fighting as they jockey for parents’ attention and affection.

The good news is that 7-year-old behavior problems can be handled with the right mix of understanding, firmness, and good communication. Try these ideas for how to handle behavior problems in 7-year-old children. Continue reading

How to teach kids to Think Positive

Positive_ThinkingTeaching your child to have a positive outlook to life can be a rewarding experience. A positive outlook helps the child in facing adversities of life. A positive person is able to overcome any situation and thus finds happiness.

The best gift you can give your children is to teach them to have a positive outlook of situations. Life is full of difficulties and hardships, and your children will no doubt face adversities at some point of time. Whether your child looks at things in a positive or negative light makes a world of difference to the way he copes with the situations.Many parents spend nights worrying about their children’s future. Will they be successful? Will they marry the right people? Have we provided enough for their education? Do they have adequate security? Will they do well in their exams? Will they enter the college of their choice? Will their health be fine? Do they eat enough?

Does Imaginary Friend is fine???

Why do children have imaginary friends?

At the age of three, your child’s imagination will become very active and you should not be surprised if he has an imaginary friend.  Your child may have an imaginary friend because he might be lonely, since he may not have started school and is looking for companionship.  Having imaginary friends is his way of getting over the loneliness.  Your child might also want control and this is one way with which your child will have full control.  He might also have an imaginary friend because he knows that his imaginary friend will accept his thoughts and ideas.  Kids have a hard time expressing themselves because they do not know how people will react to them, but their imaginary friends will always react in a positive manner.  However, if your child prefers to play with his imaginary friend when he has the option to play with other real friends, you should definitely look into the matter. 

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