If your child regularly has meltdowns after school, fear not. Most kids do, even older ones. And this is quite normal. Children show their worst side to us parents. And this is because they feel most comfortable in our zone.
Today’s kids are easily attracted to screens and get sucked into texting, video games and sometimes just plain old watching cartoons. While, this does keep them out of mischief, they do end up with a sedentary lifestyle. As parents we can encourage kids to get more active by being active ourselves. And for those times when we are busy, here are some simple objects that nudge kids to be more active.
Children whether going to school for the first time or they are returning to school after long summer holidays, tend to be reluctant before starting a new academic year. Parents in their turn should try to organize everything in the best way to show their support to the children.
Labelling school supplies is very useful for kids to identify their stuff from among similar ones in school. It is also especially useful when someone in school finds a misplaced, lost or forgotten item and can easily trace it back to the child when there is a name on it!
The countdown to the next school year has begun and these simple tips will help you and your family begin the year with a great start.
Certain simple life skills, are quite good to know at a very early age. Although teachers at school will help or guide kids, as a parent I feel safer when I know what my child would do in a certain situation.
Sure, our kids can work amazingly with technology, but do they always smile or say hello when they bump into someone on the street? Technology has helped us connect seamlessly with people across the world. But our upcoming generation might just not be able to have an actual conversation ‘in person’.
Many years ago, kids in school were called ‘bad boy/ girl’ or ‘not a good child’ when they didn’t comply with the teacher’s instructions or showed signs of tantrums or frustration. Now, we’ve come a long way. Children today are taught to manage their emotions by developing social and emotional learning.
The ideology is that if we need to raise children who are self-aware and conscious, we must teach them to be kind to themselves by mastering their own emotions.
Most parents these days are working and when the school holidays hit us, it’s juggle time. Well, as most parents know, planning is key when kids are at home. Creating a routine for the kids and yourself can help to ease the mental pressure, but those two months will sure be busy!
Weekends, holidays and vacations – these are times when it’s really hard to keep kids occupied through the day. And as parents, we all try to let our kids have an extra bit of ‘outdoors’ so they tire out and hit the bed early.