Parenting Tips

Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving – Dr.T.P.Chia

A parent is not only the loving mother who holds the child close to her for nine months and for many years after birth, or the dad who plays cricket with the child. It is someone who is there for the child from the start, guiding the child to the right path of knowledge and teaching the child how to stay on the right path independently.

Here are some tips listed out by Parents, teachers and educators

Promoting Independence

  1. Expect more.
  2. Resist doing for him /her what she can do herself.
  3. Don’t redo what they’ve done.
  4. Let them solve simple problems.
  5. Assign a chore.

Winning Cooperation

  1. Praise is key,
  2. Develop predictable routines.
  3. Lighten up.
  4. Warn of transitions.
  5. Use sticker charts and rewards judiciously.
  6. Give structured choices.
  7. No ifs.
  8. Prioritize play. .
  9. Do it to music.
  10. Encourage teamwork. .
  11. Let your child work out minor squabbles.

Disciplining Effectively

  1. Redirect.
  2. Prevent good-bye meltdowns.
  3. Involve her in righting her wrongs. .
  4. Don’t delay discipline.

To Stimulate Language Development

  1. Initiate conversations
  2. Make up stories along with your child.
  3. Increase the complexity of grammar and vocabulary you use to communicate.
  4. Read interactively to engage their participation.
  5. Ask questions
  6. Use dramatic inflections

Recognizing Problems

  • Look for poor eye contact and lack of attention and focus.
  • Listen to how they pronounce words.  Are they hard to understand?
  • Can they understand simple directions?
  • Are they having trouble with basic social skills?
  • Does your child not seem to be interested in having you read to them?
  • Do they repeat what you say or say the same thing over and over?
  • Do they lack empathy for the feelings of others?
  • Do they avoid conversations?
  • Are they only interested in talking or reading about one subject?
  • Is your preschooler not engaging in fantasy play?  Do they lack a sense of humor?

One Final Touch

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with fear, he learns to be apprehensive.
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty
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If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement he learns to be confident.
If a child lives with acceptance, he learns to love.
If a child lives with recognition, he learns it is good to have a goal.
If a child lives with honesty he learns what truth is.
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith in himself and those about him.
If a child lives with friendliness, he learns the world is a nice place in which to live to love and be loved.