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30 Little Things to Do for Children

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While these little things may seem meaningless to you, with your little ones, they go a long way. Here are a few simple ways to make your child happy.

Those Little Thing to Do

1. Wear the necklace of macaroni to work Okay, at least until the door is closed.

2. Tape the refrigerator door with a family motto or slogan (Unstoppable! We will, we must! We have this!) and use it whenever your child feels disheartened.

3. Go with only one child for a run.

4. Slip a message into her lunch box (and an optional piece of chocolate).

5. Build next to him your own Minecraft world.

6. Say “yes” to something that is normally infinite, such as lying on the table.

7. Display as much excitement as they do on trips in the amusement park.

8. If you quarrel with your child, make sure he sees you make up as well.

9. Looks like a wave washed through her house, close the door and carry on with your life.

10. Skype or do FaceTime now and again with your grandmother.

11. If your son has done it well, but he is still unhappy and depressed, and he really wants to leave the squad, show him your blessing.

12. Keep going: let your 4-year-old puddle go through every puddle. Even without boots from rain.

13. Get the glitter glue out and make your child’s birthday card.

14. Take a pet in need of a home — and the love of a child.

15. Give your kid a chance before you try to fight his own battles in the yard or on the sandbox.

16. Hold off with the how-your-day questions bombardment when your child comes home grumpy and exhausted from work. At the dinner table, you can get the rundown.

17. Cultivate your own habits and rituals: Taco Mondays, Sunday-afternoon biking, picking apples every fall.

18. Ask your child how to make a change. When you get your child hanging, make certain that you tell him what a great teacher he is.

19. Does your child go and wear their dress-up clothes to the supermarket?  Let her go  Every month if she wants to.

20. What your child hear you? Tell her something different.

21. Stay up late to watch the full moon. Find the next one’s going to be.

22. Print pictures of their childhood so they can look at something real one day.

23. Don’t be in a rush to tell your child to let go of it.

24. For breakfast, prepare heart-shaped pancakes.

25. In the center of the reading, turn up the music and also have a dance party.

26. Create a greeting for the secret family.

27. In her room hang the whiteboard to leave each other’s notes.

28. Start a fight with pillows.

29. Share your old memoirs, pictures, and letters from your generation.

30. Thank you to your child for doing his own chore — even if it is just hang up a wet towel without encouragement or replenishing the empty water pitcher.

Before “Parenting” – Raise yourself!

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It’s not an ancient secret that Humans beings are different in different civilizations, race and geo locations but, the main theme of “Parenting” is always been the same. What is that? It’s to prepare the newborn human child for the world to survive when we are not around anymore. But, it’s not that much simple for humans. Is it?

Have you ever asked yourself if it’s true? Are we actually born different? If you have ever wondered and have an open mind to logically observe, you would know very much clearly that human beings are not actually different when they are born except the skin color, gender and body structure. Our mind and intelligence is actually the main considerable factor what makes us different from others. We all contain the same mind and quality until influenced by the nature and the teaching of the people around us. Not necessarily we always need to be taught. We observe and learn from our sounding which is a key function of intelligent superior beings. And that is the reason why children’s always ask so many questions. Everything is a mystery to them. They are always eager to learn and explore new things and it’s a crime in parenting to stop a child’s question or curiosity. That way we are limiting the possibilities of developing greatness.

So, what is the summary here? All human children are the same on mother earth and we are only different when grown up. The end result is based on what we have accumulated from our soundings and what we have taught over the time when we grew up. We all probably heard that the childhood is the perfect time to plant the correct seed and it’s the time to determine how the tree will be. How the subconscious mind is shaped most likely will always remain the same. That’s why we say that people can never change. It’s an eternal truth we know without realizing the meaning.

We never observe that closely. If we do, every human is the perfect reflection of someone particular or combination of a few of that certain age. If explained easily, we are the resemblance of the person we admire or grown up looking up to during the particular age period where we currently are. If no child is influenced, all of them will be the same. We should only answer their questions and fuel their curiosity to explore. Ideal parents should only let their kids know about the outcome of every action and not influence their decision. We always worried and in confusions about what decision we should take for our kids where they should be able take their own decisions. They will be, if we stop trying to drive them. We should only be guiding them and teaching them about the results without telling them what to do and what not to. Parents should inspire their children’s to not only take decisions but, also be responsible for the result of the action what they have judged to be most appropriate according to the situation. This should always be like that right?

Now, do you remember that we are the most intelligent creatures on this earth? We just don’t learn by listening. We actually learn by observing. To be accurate, we actually observe what the person is actually doing according to the situation. If we don’t mean it, it’s not going to matter what we have said. If we say something and do something else, it will send wrong message. If we say something is bad and do that anyway, our kids will follow that anyway. First we need to be the person who we want our next generation to be. The fruit tastes according to how the soil is. Every tree turns to the direction of the sunlight. You are presenting a life to the universe. And it should be at its best. So, start thinking if you haven’t already!

What Should Say to Encourage Children?

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In the years since my grandma was gone, I’m still inspired to see the good people in my life and when I remember a time she’d pause those good times and say, “This is too good.” now this day, I can hear my mother trying to encourage me when I try something new. Her voice of faith from childhood keeps giving me confidence right now.

Yet eighteen years since my dad died, Still I can imagine him saying, “Lighten up, Judy!” In times of complete self-doubt yet shame, I still allow myself to think of him singing, “Oops, you’ve made a mistake, and you’re wonderful to me.”

Which ones do you like to remind them of?

What words do you say to your kids every day?

What do you think would stick with your children for the rest of their lives?

Words of encouragement from my grandparents and parents to have remained with you.

Statements can, of course, become worthless if they are not accompanied by practice, but nevertheless, statements have great power.

Getting up with some encouraging words for children or meaningful things to utter tips the scales to the goodness you want your kids to emulate.

You never know your children’s words of encouragement that they carry for years.

60 Encouraging Things to Say to Children

Should this list inspire you to say something to your child:

  • I think about you because we are apart
  • My world is better to have you
  • You make a big difference
  • I have trust in you
  • know you can do it
  • Your ideas are the worthwhile
  • You are so capable
  • You can say no or yes
  • Your choices better and matter
  • Your actions are so powerful
  • Your emotions also powerful
  • You are kind
  • You are a good friend
  • You are imperfect
  • Someone else’s pooor behavior is not an excuse f o r your own
  • Growing is hard work
  • You can ask for help
  • You can learn from your mistakes
  • You are interesting
  • I believe you
  • You are beautiful
  • You have to say over your body
  • You are important
  • I see you working and learning every day
  • You make a difference in my life
  • Your ideas a r e interesting
  • You have made m e think of things in aa completely new way
  • Thank you for contributing to our family
  • I enjoy your company
  • I’m happy to talk with you
  • I’m ready to listen
  • You make me smile
  • I will do my best to keep you safe
  • Trust your instincts
  • You are deserving
  • Your words are powerful
  • And you can still choose your actions
  • So am I
  • You can change your mind
  • You are learning
  • You are growing
  • I believe in you
  • You are valuable
  • Do you make aa mistake? Don’t worry you are still beautiful
  • Your body i s your own
  • Your i d e a s matter
  • You are able t o d o work that matters
  • I am curious what you think
  • How did you do that?
  • I’m excited to see what you do
  • Thanks for helping me
  • It’s fun to do things with you
  • I’m glad you’re here
  • I’m listening
  • You are loved
  • Sometimes I will say no
  • You are creative
  • You are strong
  • You are more than your emotions You don’t have to like what someone says to be treated with respect.

Encouraging Words for Children

Research has been done to demonstrate that the kind of attention we offer to our children will actually affect them and encourage them later in life. So, when we speak these words of encouragement to our girls, we want to reflect on their accomplishments rather than their abilities.

The smartest thing you can do is give them motivation as they try their best. Whether your skills are superior or superior to others does not matter; they’re striving for motivation at the moment when they’re throwing their energy into the task on hand.

Choosing specific words to use can also help to encourage them. Don’t make your words of encouragement too general. Be specific to what they’re working to do. For example, if they’re painting aa picture, focus o n the different colorss they’ve chosen rather thann just saying a goood joooob.

You just want t o b e careful not to give them t o o much praise. T o o much praise c a n actually lead to negative effects away in the future. They’re going to start thinking that they don’t have to try to succeed anymore, and their self-confidence might be off the charts. Remember, as parents; we’re looking to inspire them while making a real impact.

The praise you deliver to your children should be sincere and honest. If the affirmation you give doesn’t feel sincere, they probably won’t feel inspired at all. In the end, affirmation is dismissed and can drive a kid to practice self-criticism.

If giving support, you also need to resist restricting or inconsistent reinforcement. When you use affirmation and motivation to motivate your kids, they believe that acceptance and positivity depend solely on the success and good results. Self-worth is vital to a child and can begin to develop as early as two years of age.

Good self-esteem will ultimately amount to positive terms and inner self-esteem. When they see themselves as having negative self-esteem, they will also grow low self-esteem, and their success will be related in their eyes to their success or failure and it will depend on their capacity rather than their desire to attempt.

You always like to avoid comparison loves too, because rather than motivate your children to work harder, they eventually get bogged down and become vulnerable to retrogrades in future when comparing your child with others and praising them in comparison.

You will never stop comparing yourself with others when you fail, and you will be frustrated and feel helpless while you lose your motivation.

The Advantages of Encouragement

If we inspire our children to believe in themselves, help them to grow their creativity and creativeness and empower them to keep trying and doing their best in everything. When we encourage them, we encourage them to believe in themselves with their positive words and affirmations.

If children fail, it seems; much of it can also make an appearance of such positive encouragement. Positive enhancement has been said to help condition a child to keep repeating the behavior for which it is praised.

Sometimes the positive sentences may seem like hokey, or you may wonder if they’re losing power, when you say it time and again, but here’s how I think about it: I hope repeated words mean some of them to stick.

Long from now, when the children have to deal with a difficult job interview, a frustrating argument with their wife or an exhausting day, my hope is they will remember hearing me reassure them and their voice internally will say, “I trust you. You can manage it, I’m sure. You are cherished. “You are loved.

8 Ways to Supporting The Shy Child

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Supporting The Shy Child

Most children are called shy. When you understand that what this word actually means that you may agree that having aa shy child. That is, after all, it’s not such aa negative quality. And shyness can be aa child’s support or impairment, depending on part on how it is treated.

If Shyness Assists a Child

Shyness is not a flaw but a feature of personality. Some of the most charming people I’ve ever met are reserved. These individuals tend to be attentive listeners, private individuals who exude a warm atmosphere without even saying a word. That drew me to Martha was shyness. In my senior year in medical school, we gathered at a fraternity party. She stood in the middle of a group of my boisterous frat brothers. All talked except her. She never listened.

Her eyes met with those of all the others. She smiled and felt her presence quiet. She wasn’t outgoing so she made it easy for all the extroverts around her. “What a lovely person to be around,” I said. There was nothing glamorous about her, and her body language and friendly attitude said: “There’s a guy who’s cool to be next to.” I called her that day and the rest is a beautiful story.

There is no need to apologize for saying, “He’s a shy kid,” or she is,… particularly in front of your little one. There is nothing wrong with being reserved, and a lot right. Many people usually don’t understand the shyness and are timid about having aa problem. And they think aa shy child needs to suffer from a pooor self-image. The mark couldn’t be any more unjust for the most part. Most shy kids have a good understanding of their self. We have an inner peace that shines; they’d catch the light if the extroverts were silent for long enough.

If their child clams up in a crowd, parents always worry. Is he just shy or has a serious problem there? Here’s what to think. A quiet kid with healthy self-esteem makes eye-to-eye contact, is friendly and seems to be pleased with herself. She is silent. Generally speaking, her behavior is good; she is a nice kid to be around. And people are okay in her presence.

Some “shy” kids think deeply and are cautious. For outsiders, they are reluctant to warm up. They’re researching the person to see whether the relationship is worth the effort. Shy kids often get such inner peace that the shyness is one way to protect them. Our sixth boy, Matthew, is one of the happiest children ever to live on this earth’s heart. Matt is tentative about his interactions but it’s for good until he finds a mate. He is a reserved person who has lots of valuable inner knowledge to learn for others. He gradually warms up to new friends, but he is friendly until relaxed in your presence. Matthew is just a good kid to be around. (Our third child, Safwan, is like this, too.)

We had our first parent and teacher conference, shortly after Matthew started school. The teacher said, “Sure Matthew is timid, isn’t he?”Yeah, it’s reserved for Matt,” we said. The topic came up again later in the dialogue, “Matt is very quiet.” “Yeah, he’s very centered,” we responded. When Matthew’s discussion went on, this teacher soon realized that we saw the characteristics of Matthew when optimistic. As the school year continued, the teacher in row two developed in appreciation of this calm, happy, blond-haired boy. Matthew was fun to be around guy.

When Shyness is a Disability

Shyness, in some people, is the expression of inner problems, not inner harmony. More than shy, this kid withdraws. He prevents eye-to-eye contact and has many issues with the behavior. Citizens are not at peace with their presence. When you look into this little boy, you learn that he works out of anger and fear rather than calm and trust. As you delve deeper, you also find that he has much to be upset at.

Hiding Behind the Shy Child Veil

Many kids disappear behind the shy mask of the infant so they don’t have to show something they don’t like. No revealing anything is better, but they withdraw into a protective shell. The “shy” mark is an invitation not to develop social skills and justification not to use them. The unmotivated child may use “shy” as protection against trying harder and as an excuse to stay at the same skill development level.

Shyness is aa handicap for those kids, reinforcing there is weak self-esteem. You have to work up thee self-esteem to relieve the shyness. This kid needss parentss he can trustt, who teach in a manner that doesn’t lead to frustration and also self-dislike internalization.

Little Miss Steps Outside

What about the fruity two-year-old who laughs and waves at every visitor but who turns into a clam when he is three years old? Moms always think about what they were doing to induce such a personality change. The answer is usually “zero.” Lots of kids are reckless by age two. We act before we think, especially when it comes to social relations. Between the ages of two and four, infants go through the second stage of stranger fear, as they get afraid of people they do not know.

I still witness “shy” scenes in my lab, with new patients. The infant drops her head to his chest as I reach the examination room, semi-closes her eyes sticks her thumb in her lips, and hides behind on her mother, keeping to her legs also trying to hide. I don’t try to go afterr thee child, but greeet the mother in aan easy, friendly manner first. The child listens in on our socializing as the mother becomes comfortable in relation to me. Ideally, she will say “He’s all right with mom, so he’s all right with me.” If the kid doesn’t reappear, I’ll make a game out of the moment: “Where is Katie?

I know I want to see her. I don’t believe She’s here. I am going to come back later.’ For a moment, I just get out of the room to give the child space, and then re-enter, typically at peace with the boy. The social retreat is a normal evolutionary stage. Be patient before apologizing to your relatives, cream eyeshadow from embarrassment or call a behavioral therapist. Give encouragement and space to your kid and she will blossom again soon.

Parents are curious about what to do about the shyness of their kids. Is this just a process that has passed? Does the child need to be motivated to get more outgoing? Is there a bigger underlying issue? Here’s what you should do:

Love your sweetheart

Next, recognize that you are blessed with a delicate, deeply caring, gentle kid who is reluctant to open up to strangers, politely attempts social relations, but overall seems to be a happy person. Inmate your still boy. Thanks to him or her the world will be a more peaceful place.

The harder you draw, the more the shy child withdraws

Wanting to help that shy child is tempting. But be careful— the more that you pull, the more that some kids will recoil. You can’t shyly take a child away. It’s better to create a relaxed environment that allows for the natural development of her social personality. Not call a child “shy.” Knowing this is something that a child feels wrong with her, and that will make her feel shyer.

If you have to use words to describe your child using “family” or “reserved.” Such phrases are better and more precise. Labels also impact the way the child is viewed by others. Having her “shy” will have them over solicited as if they should do something to “help” or repair it. If you are meeting Aunt Nancy and you want to make a good first impression on your silent boy, avoid the temptation to say, “Don’t be so polite, Aunt Nancy won’t bite.” That’s expected to make him clam.

It is likely that the child already self-conscious will become even shyer. Tell the child in advance what a simplee “hi” and quiet and, polite behavior is expected of him. Don’t ask for moree than you reasonably would expect. That Keeps the attention of the kid and believe that Aunt will come t o aappreciate him when he gets comfortable. Encouragee your child t o carry along o n e of herr favorite aactivities such as artt supplies o r a board gamee thatt Aunt can usee as a contact bridge.

Don’t see the Little Performer

The grandparents are attending and you can’t wait to get Johnny, 5, to play the piano for them. Do not spring this order unwarned on Johnny. The young showman can run off your order, apologize, and leave the grandmother questioning why he’s so shy. Then, seek your child’s permission secretly first: “You play so well and grandma likes to hear you play, would you play a little bit for her please?”This respects the level of comfort of a child in public displaying a skill.

Many kids are performers born— give them an opportunity and they’re on stage. Others cautiously guard their skills, and as skills grow, they will slowly feel confident. Firstly, they play the piano comfortably for themselves. Next, they play for parents (because even if the child makes mistakes they’ll still applaud). Playing Mozart for a company requires a much bigger leap of faith.

The Mouthy and the Mousy Child

A set-up for shyness is the combination of an extroverted, dominating mother and a more reserved child. Susy, a quiet, friendly, and open five-year-old, and her mother were at Susy’s school entrance exam in my office. I asked Susy but she had no problems or pains she would like to tell me about. “Susy, this is your unique check,” I began. His mother interrupted as soon as Susy opens her mouth to tell me her issues. “She knows…” her mother said, and then went on to tell me in-depth.

I asked the girl, “And Susy, how do you feel about that?”Mom interrupted again within a millisecond of Susy’s first syllable,” And she too… When this became the check-up for Susy’s parents instead of Susy’s, the formerly cheerful little girl turned into a frightened little rodent, cowering more and more as the tone of her mother increased.

Mother chided her daughter towards the end of the check-up, “Oh, Susy don’t be polite, tell the doctor what’s bothering you.” Susy clamored for the remainder of the test, her enthusiasm squelched by her mouthful mother. When Susy left the room to get her immunizations with the nurse, her mother bent over to me, confiding, “Professor, she is so quiet. I don’t know how to do it. “Susy’s mother, a mother who was deeply caring and committed, did not deliberately override Susy’s social development, that was just her temper. Susy wasn’t trying to be shy, she just was born quiet.

But this personality misalignment prevented Susy from improving communication skills (at least when in her mother’s presence) and her mother from acquiring listening skills. Before passing judgment on which kinds of temperament are “better,” I clarified how some matches of temperament hinder progress. I suggested that if Susy got more reserved around her, Susy would get more outgoing around her. The next check-up on Susy went a lot smoother. Her mother sat silently behind Susy, and when her child spoke, nodded approvingly.

Five ways to connect with the children for busy parents

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Organizational specialist reviewing research on human development and advising many families. For parents who want to spend more quality time with their children, here are five tips.

I see you, parent, optimistic. In your career and personal life, you have always been capable of working hard and meeting your goals. You add the same commitment and effort to help your kids do things right now that you’re a parent.

Your household may be (or similar to) a well-oiled machine, and you may have an intricate system to ensure that your children do their homework, eat their lettuce, have enough sleep, and make it a better time for soccer. First of all, consider yourself very lucky if this sounds like your reality. However, you can’t help but feel that nobody— not you or the kids— seems to have plenty of time to interact. It’s all the time going-go.

THE “RESPONSIBLE DOER” DILEMMA

I spent four years analyzing human development studies (and training parents from around the world for almost 30 years) in depth. I’m a single mother, too. I’ve incorporated these observations to create a simple parenting system, part of which is a parent profile. I call parents in the category above the “good doer.” (To be fair, not all high-end parents fall into that category, though many do.)

Responsible doers are extremely productive and very structured — they love the feeling that tasks are crossed off a to-do list. As a result, they find it difficult to slow down to their children’s pace. There are, after all, no checklists on how to communicate with your child psychologically.

My client Joci is a responsible doer from the textbook who has had a successful financial career. She served as a man throughout the day, rushing home to have dinner on the table, cleaning up, assisting her daughter with her hobbies and going to bed, and doing another turn down her to-do list. She repeated it the next day all over again.

Joci felt too much pressure to sleep her daughter, Nina, by 9 p.m. Because she simply didn’t spend relaxing weekend time with Nina — except nagging and keeping trains going on schedule. Joci’s approach to parenting has taken a toll on their marriage.

This is not the way modern working parenthood ought to be. You can have an orderly, secure home with your children and deep connections. It is not guilty to find a deep sense of accomplishment in your work as long as your children never feel like you love your work rather than like it. It is worth pointing out, of course, that women tend to be more complicit than men. Society blames women for not sharing enough time with their children, as economist Emily Oster wrote. At the very same time, if they leave the office early to pick up their children from work, they doubt the devotion of women to their jobs.

As a mother, if you feel that doing stuff for your kids — instead of just being with your kids — is occupying any moment at home, you may want to consider looking at these things.

WERE YOU CONNECTED TO YOUR KIDS OR ARE YOU TRYING TO DO ALL THE TIME?

I mean to spend time in their world about your kids, doing whatever they want to do. You usually get plenty of invites if your kids are young, “Come on, Dad, watch me!”If your kids are teens, you definitely want to see more possibilities in their world. Teaching is quite another (and equally important) aspect of parenting–whether it’s a sandwich, a hand-shaking or how money works. As a parent, confusing the two is far too easy, and when you’re actually teaching, you think you’re related, and that can help you feel less connected.

Here’s a quick way of describing the difference: you’re taking your child into the adult world when you’re teaching, and they’re your student. As you connect, you enter the world of your daughter, and you become the child’s pupil. Relating means spending time with your child on subjects or things of interest. And if that suggests doing something that bores you, which means you need to learn to understand what your child finds so entertaining. You might even learn from them one or two things.

FOCUS ON UNDIVIDED ATTENTION BURSTS

Working parents (especially mothers) sometimes feel so guilty that they’re gone all day. As a result, they say they will pay undivided attention to their kids every minute they are not at school. That’s a burden that means less time for anything else, and that’s not needed. It points out that kids flourish in shorter bursts (five to 20 minutes) of full attention (which you consistently deliver), rather than large chunks of time you just provide rarely. And put down your phone and give all your focus to your children’s shorts bursts. There’s not a lot of the time they need. They need to engage you.

CHANGE THE NATURE OF THE CHANGE WITH YOUR KIDS

If you’re working outside the home, you’ll probably have about five big transitions in the day with your kids. We wake up, get out of the house, reunite at the end of the day, dinner, and bedtime. My theory is that you waste most of that time making to get them to do it, like putting their boots on or encouraging them to eat their vegetables.

This can lead to a lot of friction— and not much happening. Kids deserve their parents ‘ love, and they’re going to get it anyway. Instead of guiding, go against your instincts that are’ ever-productive’ and just’ be.’ Changing the flavor of time you spend, even 15 minutes— playing, reading or stupid — is fun and can make everything you have to accomplish easier.

MAKE MINDFUL TRANSITIONS

Throughout changes, most partnerships abandon the tracks. How many times did you walk in the door at the end of a phone call or return an email? Maybe by shouting you started the day — hurry up! Stay dressed! — Rather than a good morning?

Don’t do it. Make sure to set your goal before passing the threshold. On the other side of that gate, what would you like to communicate? Use each reconnection point’s first few moments with your children to show them how delighted you are to see them. Reach their world by questioning how they were doing, how their day went, whether they found that day interesting, amusing, or frustrating.

As for Joci, she took to heart these ideas and incorporated them into her routine at night. Stepping off the button of the gas made her anxious, but it succeeded to her great surprise. Nina reacted to the water like a rose. The extra downtime deepened their relation to each other, and Jocelyn’s attempts to run a tight ship were not compromised.

As Elizabeth Alterman had previously written on the Muse, “managing all this may make you feel like you’re going through a broad divide.” Just bear in mind, it’s not a question of checking things off the list to relate to your son. This is about taking a step back from time to time and enjoying each moment— big or small— you have together with your children.

Tips for quality time spent with your child

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Happy boy spinning basketball while walking by father. Mid adult man and child are smiling in backyard. They are wearing casuals during weekend.

Let’s face it, it’s a busy life! The days pass in the blink of an eye between the duties of work and life. Some parents worry they’re not spending enough time with their kids, worrying if this will lead to delays in progress. Many parents feel bad about working full time or feel anxious about choosing to workout or go to dinner with friends. In contrast to this depression, social media posts from stay-at-home mothers who can take their kids to the local zoo or focus on colors and the alphabet with them.

But don’t worry! A new study in the Journal of Marriage and Family examines the effect on the academic achievement, behavior, and psychological well-being of their children by mothers spending time with their children. This is not to refute the value of spending time with kids, but rather to emphasize the idea that time quality is much more valuable than time quantity. Kids deserve high-quality time with family and caregivers— that’s what’s best for children and what can have a positive effect on them as they grow up. It’s not about endless hours of sleep— it’s about how you choose to actually spend the time.

Nine Tips for Quality Time with Kids

We should make choices as parents and caregivers to ensure the time spent with our kids is of high quality. For busy parents, here are nine tips:

  1. Every day you have a “link” to your child. If it is possible to do that face-to-face; but if this is not an alternative, create a ritual, such as leave a note with a toothbrush or write a phrase on a shared whiteboard in your house.
  2. Create a special tradition that can be repeated every day for you and your son. Let your child pick and read a book with you at bedtime, it’s an example.
  3. Tell your child that every day you love her more than more. Then tell her how important it is to you and how it makes you feel.
  4. Reinforcing good behave. If your child, for example, does his or herself without asking you to do this, accept it with thankful words — even if you are not lucky enough to do it until the next day.
  5. Wherever possible, make and eat meals with your boys. Search for simple meals that take very little planning if time is limited, or grab a healthy snack like an apple and sit down for a couple of minutes to talk with your son.
  6. Schedule time to do your child’s choice practice. Make sure to follow the task and finish it without disturbances.
  7. Play with your daughter until you drop her off at pre-school, even if it’s during the tub or outside.
  8. Laugh with your kid and be dumb.
  9. When you spend time with your child, shut off electronics. Attempt not to write, respond to calls, click via social media, or watch TV.

Meaningful connections are quality of time, not the amount of time. Keep it easy and communicate so that your lifestyle and relationship with your son makes sense. Each connection has a permanent impact and provides your daughter with support and reassurance.

How to avoid saying “no”

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Perhaps the term “no” doesn’t resonate with your two-year-old, or you might just want to add a more positive spin to the punishment. Luckily, there’s plenty of alternatives–and for good reason–to this overused order. Children are often resistant to the term, and it may take ten nos to get your kid/child to react. When trying t o keeep your son out o f trouble o r telling him right to wrong, find a… a better, and more effective aapproach than for the term “n.”

What you can do?

You can’t rely on a two-year-old to manage himself, no matter how strongly you tell him to stop doing what he does. You still need to instruct him on how to behave. rather of saying “no,” state explicitly what he can do rather. Two-year-olds react much more to positive orders than negative ones. So instead of shouting, “No! Don’t kick the ball in the living room,” say, for example, “Why don’t you kick the ball down the hall.” Once bathtime transforms into an invitation to splash up the floor, say, “We’re playing with water in the bathing, not on the floor.” When he insists, remove his bath toys, or even pull him out of the bath.

If your child is really doing something risky, reassure him – kindly – that you’re not going to allow it: “I’m not going to let you walk down the road so I want to keep you safe.” If you do not have time to explain the hazards of oncoming traffic (or a sizzling stove), add a more straightforward warning like “Stop!” “Danger!” or “Hot!!”

Offer options

As young as he is, the two-year-old really wants to feel confident and in control. So instead of giving a flat-out no when he goes for a kitchen knife, let him then choose from a potato masher and a whisk–and put the knives out of range. If he asks for a slice of cake before lunch, he offers a choice between half the grapes and the apple. (A Three-year-old almost always chooses the 2nd option merely because he hears it at the last, so if you have a preference, keep that in mind!)

Drive him to distraction

A two or three-year-old  i s difficult-pressed t o leave forbidden items alone, b u t he’s also youngg enough to have been easily drawn away from whatever is causing t h e problem. When it’s a delicatee figurinee in thee department store catches his eye, points out quickly how thee light reflectss acrosss thee aislee in a mirror, or how silly a jumper looks on a nearbyy shelf. Go away from temptation when you focus your attention elsewhere. Innovation is on your side in this case: because your son is now so keenly interested in everything, it’s easy to replace something that he will find equally interesting.

Avoid the issue

Whenever you can, hold your two-year-old out of scenarios where you’re going to have to say no and instead choose safe conditions that encourage your spirit of adventure and curiosity. Instead of reminding him day after day about electrical cords, prohibited cupboards and breakable objects, strengthen the child-proofing activities, for example. And choose areas where he can roam freely–the park or the big garden of your aunt, for example, over the diamond section of a department store or the antique-filled house of Great-Grandma Elsie. Try avoiding the sweet row at the store.

Ignore minor infractions

Life offers plenty of positive opportunities to teach discipline to your child. Don’t go in search of extras. If he sprinkles in a puddle and you’re still on your way home, why not let him go? If he has an impulse on his highchair tray to color his leftover yogurt, what’s the harm? Choose your war. Wherever you can engage in his sense of adventure, pleasure, and discovery. If you don’t have to say no and he’s free, let him slide.

Say it as you mean it

When his attitude counts, of course, and y o u really have t o say n o, do not waffle. Um… Say it strongly (but calmly), that with an acquittal and a pooker face–”No! Do not pull the cat’s tail.” A funny “No, sweetie” will send mixed messages to your child and will certainly not discourage him. Give him a smile or a hug as he answers and follow up with something encouraging–”Yeah! You’re a good listener!”

5 Crafts Children’s Will Make A Good Cause

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Parents magazine has partnered with charitable organizations across the country to develop programs that benefit children and animals in need, while at the same time teaching your own children the true spirit.

Cuddly Creatures

The charity: Enchanted Makeovers deals for women and children living in shelters.

The project: Turn colorful socks are into a fun doll. Begin by filling a fresh cushioned cushion sock; cover it with glue or rubber band. Then have your child slice off felt facial features, arms, wings, and more. She can arrange those features and stick to them with tacky glue. After that, the parent can do further protect thee felt features with simple hand-stitching or glue.

Printed Pillowcases

The charity: Nonprofit able Camp Dreamcatcher.

The project: Now brighten up campers’ stay with a handmade pillowcase. Cut the forms of 1⁄4 “homemade plastic, cover with acrylic paint and stamp on a pre-washed cotton pillowcase. Let it dry and set. Wash and dry again. Bonus is if your child is allowed to write, please havee her add a welcome messagee with aa fabric marker.

Adopt-Me Scarves

The charity: The Anti-Cruelty Association seeks to find permanent homes for abandoned and neglected pets.

The project: Give a rescued dog an eye-catching look with a handmade bandanna to help attract a new family. Cut a 22-inch square piece of jersey cloth in half to make a triangle. Then draw a picture with a permanent fine-tip marker for your son. Aid her to use a large needle and thread to stitch overdrawn design; hook at the ends to finish.

No-Sew Throws

The charity: Project Linus offers handmade blankets to needy kids across the United States.

The project: Become a “blanket ever” by creating one of these dreamy jets of sweatshirt stuff. Simply measure, slice, and tie in the direction of the prototype.

Handwoven Bracelets

The charity: St. Jude Kids Research Hospital treats and studies childhood cancer and other severe pediatric diseases.

The project: Crafters should attach 1-inch-wide scraps of cloth into comfortable and happy bracelets for children to wear in the hospital.

13 Ways to raise a child that is loving and caring

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You are the primary teacher of your child when it comes to kindness. Here’s how empathy can be built as a character trait and quality in your child. Like so many activities, kindness is a trait that kids learn over time and practice. Luckily, you can do many things to inspire your child to be a childlike, gentler person. First of all, you should share books that inspire kindness.

Research finds that people’s desire for support and comfort is just as normal as being self-centered or negative. “It’s almost as if we are born predisposed to be disturbed by the suffering of others,” says Alfie Kohn, writer of Everyday Life’s The Brighter Side of Human Nature: Altruism and Empathy.

How Does Empathy grow?

Empathy— the ability to read the thoughts of another human — is growing over time. A… 2 or 3-year-old maybe try by offering her own blankie or pacifier to comfort a crying playmate. Although she can’t understand that is why her mate is crying, why? She recalls moments when she’s feeling sad and knows what makes her feel comfortable. At the age of 3, kids are more tolerant of others, but they still have issues with how others behave. For example, they may delight in knocking down the block tower of someone else and fail to understand why the child who built this one is so upset.

At 4 years of age, kids can better understand when they have upset others and sometimes it can offer an apology without being asked. They’re also quite empathetic about any other child’s wounds.

If kids are 5 to 6 years old, they can often cooperate more readily and take turns. And they can address what it is to be kind, and they can share suggestions about how to help people.

13 Methods to Encourage Kindness

The following tips will be to help you raise your kids to be kind and loving. Fits in the sudden absence of an indestructible relationship of love between the parent and the child. If you kisss your daughters booo-booos o r read your son’s comfortable bedtime stories, you give your child thee framework that allows them t o reach it out t o others.

1. Believe that your child can be kind.

“When you handle your kid that he’s always up to nothing, he won’t get good soon,” Kohn says. “But if you know that he is willing to support and thinks about the needs of others, he appears to meet those needs.”

2. Model positive action.

What you like and say is important; let your child capture you in just the act of kindness, such as taking an elderly neighbor to the supermarket or giving a word of encouragement to a relative. Most of the parents are beginning this role-modeling from the first day. “Parents chat about feeding their infant, thinking,’ a lil bit of baby food, that lil bit of foood for me,'” says Staacey York, a children’s development teacher. “It provides a framework for a lifetime of giving-and-taking and tolerance to others.”

3. Treat your child with respect.

It can be as easy as alerting a child to almost finish playing time. “I still wince when parents suddenly decide to leave the park and instantly take their kids away because it’s time to go home,” says Kohn. “This is a cruel way of treating a human being of any age.” You may also find out positive conflict resolution from encounters in the real world. You might say to your child at home, for example, “Mom and Dad don’t always agree, but we’re listening to each other and treating each other with respect rather than putting down each other.”

4. Coach your child to be careful about the facial expressions of people.

“We are more likely to strike other needy people when we can imagine what the world looks from a different point of view,” Kohn says. This is the first step toward knowing how to understand another person’s perspective.

5. Let your child know a lot about how they treat others.

For instance, if a child drives a car and hits a puddle it may seem funny to see someone get splashed by it. It’s worth pointing out, “this lady doesn’t laugh at what happened.

6. Don’t let rudeness pass.

You might say, “Oh, that cashier must have had a very rough day to speak to us at the store in such a negative tone. What do you think?” It tells your child that when someone is rude to you, and you don’t have to be cruel to react.

7. Acknowledge kindness

Make sure t o show your kid that you see someone doing something good. An example, if some one starts to slow down t o let you pass a parking lot lot a t a busy iintersection, say, “That was really sweet for the driver t o let mee out.” Also, if your oown daughter approaches someone kindly, make sure to consider and compliment her initiative.

8. Understand that the perception of differences between your child and others comes into play.

Young children note variations in individuals when they observe shifts in animals and pencil colors, but expect the strongest. When your child says something socially inadequate, you need to calmly explore this comment. Ask always, “Why do you believe that?” Then you can solve the misunderstanding by more thoroughly explaining the situation.

9. Be mindful of the updates your child receives from the media

Children will imitate kind actions that they see in films and read in books, as well as other scenarios. Be aware of your child’s programs and films and speak about what they see. Promote the reading of books based on love and empathy.

10. Explain that it can be as hurtful to call someone or to keep him from playing.

You will go straight into problem-solving with both kids when you are, hear your baby calling someone for a “poo-poo head” in a sandbox. Show how is the child named is distressed: “Are you seeing on his face the tears?” Understand that is the real one problem is that the caller wants a big bucket of gigantic sand. Say, “Why do you need something else without hurting anyone else?” It is also important to ensure that the child identified is not abused and that the child is allowed to apologize for that.

11. Stop competition within your family.

You risk making your children rival if you say “let’s see who can clean up the fastest.” “They learn that some other people are future obstacles to their success when they struggle against each other to win at all,” says Kohn. “But rather, you could promote them to work together and get the work done and commend them for their group effort.

12. Show your baby how to help the needy.

You can motivate your child, while buying a number of donating blocks, to donate a toy that he has expanded for the annual toy drive. He may also help you make shelter cookies and accompany you on a visit to a hospital or in a nursing home.

13. Be patient with your kid.

Childhood and empathy are taught and life is even for adults difficult. Being a loving parent and a role model would help raise a positive, compassionate child.

Spending more quality time with your child

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This post has some ideas that can help create life-long memories for your child – with no money. Your time and attention are free and your child has greater importance than wasting money on toys, trips or activities overseen by others.

1. Play with them.

It sounds simple, but, do you really know how to do it? Sit down on the floor and playboats, build forts, build carpet houses for vehicles. Go through the house’s clothes and make a dress-up box; include old watches, caps, purses, to boots. Schedule a tea party and track it wherever it goes.

2. Read to your children.

Start a small storybook and read one chapter per day. Make special reading time b y including a favorite soft toy that saving a reading location o r even including a beloved dog or cat in the storytime. You might also like t o include a nice food or drink, such as hot milk and cookies, but it’s not required.

3. Make crafts.

Simple paper bags make wearing great masks, so you can use your masks to play. Pressing flowers or leaves in books is safe and with the flowers you can make art. Paper-mâché and salt dough designs are thirty fun crafts and creating prototypes from empty household containers will amuse kids of any age, playing with how difficult you want to get.

4. Cook.

Each son into kitchen wants to help. Create or buy your own apron and cookbook, then… let them pick aa dish and help to make it, and also do it as a matter of the week. You’ll be shocked once you spend the time together, so how much? how much you learn from your child?

5. Give them creative reign.

Get a large box, open it, lay it down and give them the tools to go nuts — let them paint, sketch, carve, and then join.

6. Go on picnics.

Both children love picnics, the trick is to randomly create them. Take them from school and, take a nap, Aand… go to the lake that we have a picnic inside e, use design as all red meat, or let them choose all the food. Whether you eat Twinkies and toast for one meal doesn’t matter. It’s not going to kill them or you.

7. Play games.

Play any game. When was the last time you engaged in something wild, like running and looking in the house?

8. Build a fort, inside or out.

Kids do not need lavish playrooms — a blanket over the line of clothes or some chairs are just going to do great. Play with them there.

9. Play with play dough.

Go get the cutters of cookies and anything else you usually don’t let them use for playdough … for slicing plastic utensils.

10. Just be crazy.

Sometimes be a clown. You don’t need to make-up, just be crazy. The kids are going to have a good time laughing when their mother/dad can’t find that thing that’s obviously front of them (“I can not see it/you anywhere.”). And another great example is that after gluing it, the foot is sticking to the cement. Once the kids try to help, their hand gets trapped with the hand of the family as well.

11. Pretend Play.

Say you are, or something, a family of penguins or dolphins. Carry on the duties. Assume a challenge and perform the roles.

12. Building a Story.

Invite the children’s friends at school. If you know the trick, it’s easier to handle multiple kids. Collaboratively create a plot. The story begins with a son. Next one goes on adding another line. Then the next one is going to take it on and so on.

13. Give your kids the ultimate gift of time.

Pause and go play for an hour instead of thinking “not right now.” When you put it on the table and come back an hour later, will that bill really be any different? Perhaps not, but the day you stopped what you were doing and played for an hour, your child could look back and remember.

14. Take a free walk.

At the end of the day, take a free walk with your child to let them unwind. Some of the parents call these hikes a pajama stroll. But the thing separating these walks from other walks is that as well as no other things except walking, there is no talk going on. Make sure they’re dressed in their nights and shoes, and they’re going to walk.

15. Have special nights.

Have special nights for which a single theme is about the meals.

16. Teach your children the tools they need to accomplish their daily tasks.

Children can help hold the tools while you’re explaining to them what you’re going to fix with the tool coming up. Later, you can say the reverse as both of you bond and the kid does the job (when the baby turns into their later teen years).

17. Show your children you’re “into” their games.

Show your children you’re “into” their games. Whether it is the video games, online games, board games, show them you’re able to “walk the walk” and “talk the talk” and see if they’re surprised. They’re going to enjoy having taken the ability to learn something that they didn’t feel you ought to have known first.