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7 Tips for Evaluating Your Child's Care

Your child may look somber, lost, or isolated at home. If it is yes, you would like to evaluate the childcare center. You may not have done it before. Many times it is better to find out that whether the problem originates from caregivers or daycare. We are providing you with some tips on how to evaluate your childcare. 1. Do You See Your Child H appy Everything looks great at the childcare. Even though if your child is not happy about daycare. There is something that is going against the child socially or individual level. Find out whether your child is making friends or not. 2. Is Your Child's Caregiver Loving Children Make sure your caregiver or nanny shows genuine love and care. The person does the job of the caregiver because of fondness for kids. Caregivers should be passionate about caring. 3. Is Your Child Safe? Kids are most likely to be attracted to risky items and conceivably perilous objects. Cautiously assess whether your youngster's in-home care provider has every

Parenting Mistakes You Should Avoid

The most challenging yet rewarding job in the world is parenting. Parents want their children happy. They do things for children beyond their capabilities. Despite being careful about children they are bound to make mistakes. Awareness about these seven common parenting mistakes will help to improve your parenting style and techniques. 1. Doing everything for kids Guardians feel liability regarding their kid's prosperity. However, that shouldn't make an interpretation that you have to fulfill all their whims. It's fine to help them somewhat, yet doing everything for them is not good. 2. Reducing quality time When you are with children, spend most of your quality time with them. Focus on your children and do not try to do other things simultaneously. 3. Letting technology over the head Technology is useful as far as it saves time. On the contrary, we overuse technology and waste time. Parents should restrict themselves from excessive use of gadgets. Children should not be al

7 Tips For Toddler's Safety At Home

Your children are the most precious gift of God. Parenting is a feeling that is incomparable to anything else in the world. When your baby becomes a toddler, responsibilities add on, and parenting becomes difficult. Young kids are susceptible to danger at home. We may feel like home is the safest place in comparison to other areas. Ironically, home is not the safest place for toddlers. There are some d toddlers. Here are the seven most common dangers at home for toddlers that you may find in your own home. 1. Sharp Object Sharp objects such as blades, knives, forks can harm your child. Keep them away from your toddler's reach. Do not misplace them after using sharp objects. 2. Dangerous Chemicals If you use poison at home to kill mosquitoes or cockroaches, you have to be very careful while using chemicals or substances. 3. Stairs and Balcony Windows, balconies, and stairs should be grilled with iron rods to prevent children from falling. When the child starts crawling, the safety g

7 Health Tips for Your Kids

Children are vulnerable to health problems such as flu, coughs, colds, and fever due to weaker immune systems. Therefore, their health is always a matter of concern for parents. Parents need no qualifications in healthcare to keep children healthy and infection-free. Offering nutritious food and good hygiene practices is good enough to raise healthy kids. Here some tips to keep your children healthy are provided. 1. Offer Nutritious Food Parents can decide after discussion with the nutritionist and pediatrician what food is good for them. Do not let your child decide what food they want to eat. Make a habit of offering good food to your children. 2. Never Let Your Children Skip Breakfast Offer a healthy breakfast every day. Breakfast is essential to remain active and concentrate on studies at school. Offer milk product at the time for breakfast. 3. Encourage Them To Wash Their Hands Regularly Hand wash is a healthy practice to avoid health-related problems caused by germs. Reprimand yo

How to protect kids from kidnappers, predators, sex traffickers

In the present scenario, parents are worried about their studies, future, and health, and safety. Child safety is one of the major concerns for parents because of atrocities to children increasing like never before. Here we are providing you with some tips on how to protect children from bad people. 1. Never talk to strangers Don’t allow children to talk to anyone they don’t know. Strangers can talk to them with ulterior motives. 2. Permission before going anywhere Develop a home culture where children must take permission whenever they go out. Ask some questions such as where are they going? When they will return home etc. 3. Ask If something is secrete If your child looks lost or depressed. Make your child comfortable ask if there is anything secret he/she must tell you. 4. Empower Your Child With Abduction Prevention Skills Train your children how to rescue themselves from abductors or it is better to prevent abduction. You can remember them your phone number, address, emergency num

How Can We Help Children in Decision-Making?

Childhood is a period loaded up with pleasure and disclosure. Parents can prepare children to learn to make choices and what consequences they would bear if they choose the wrong course of action. It is crucial to empower them to make a firm decision. Therefore, it is important for them to recognize what they really want to do and act accordingly. Improving Children's Decision-Making 1. Involve Your Children In Day To Day Decisions Making Involve your kids where the discussion takes place like purchasing a piece of furniture or planning a weekend activity. Involving them in discussion will sharpen their logical thinking. 2. Help Them Letting Know They Want To Do In Future The more you have a conversation, the more your children are likely to decide what they want to do in the future. 3. Remind Them What Other Option They Have When they have choices they can better predict the outcome. It helps them to grow their analytical ability. 4. Encourage Children To Participate In Different

10 Facts About Childhood Cancer

Malignant growth (cancer) is rarely found in kids. Adults, especially older people are prone to develop cancerous cells in their bodies. More often than not, pediatricians don't have any idea why children get malignancy. In kids, a hereditary disorder, for example, Down syndrome, can at times build the danger of malignant growth. Here you will find some key facts about childhood cancer. 1. There is almost 1% of cancer patients are children in the world. 2. Leukemias, brain cancers, lymphomas, and neuroblastoma are the most common type of cancers that the child can develop. 3. Leukemia accounts for about 28% of all cancers in children. 4. Brain and spinal cord malignant growth are the second most common cancers in kids, summing up to around 26% of childhood cancers. 5. About 6% of childhood cancers are Neuroblastomas. This type of cancer develops in newborns and young children below 10 years. 6. In high-income countries, 80 to 85% of children with cancer are cured. In low- and midd

7 Tips to Raising a Happy Child

When you search content on childcare and child development, there will be a lot of content on raising successful kids. You will find lesser content on how to keep your child happy. What is the point if your child is successful, but not happy? Happiness and success go hand in hand. Successful people are happy people because they enjoy success, but all successful people are not happy. Discover things that make your children happy and at the same time good for their health and development. Your child won't need to compromise happiness. We have jotted down and made a list of what can make your child happy for life long. 1. Nurture Your Happiness Your happiness will reflect in your children. If you are happy, you behave well with them and you are more likely to forgive them easily for their small mistakes. 2. Guide Children To Build Relationship We all know the importance of relationships, but somehow we don't put our best effort into teaching or guiding them to build relationships.

How To Deal With Picky Eaters Children

Is your child declining to eat something besides one particular eating stuff? Your kid plays more and eats less because he doesn't have many choices because he eats monotonous food. Numerous guardians stress over what their kids eat — and don't eat. You may want to consider these tips to deal with mealtime fuss. 1. Have patient with new food items. It takes time to develop a taste for new food. You can put a morsel in your kid's mouth initially he may resist, but after doing it multiple times the kid may develop a taste for it. 2.  Encourage your child to savor new food talking about food's color, aroma and its benefits. 3. Serve a new food alongside your kid's #1 food item. It will leave him, wondering at least give it a try. 4. Adhere to the daily practice. If you follow the routine to serve breakfast or dinner every day, offer an opportunity to eat nutritious food for your kid. 5. Do not promote your kid's picky eating habits by preparing separate food, even

Common Challenges Faced by Preschool Teachers

Being a preschool teacher apparently may look like an easy job. But the reality is different. Believe it or not, it is one of the most challenging jobs in today's time.  The preschool teacher job is often under-evaluated as on the surface, it is just about following the routines and make children learn the basic mannerism. Imagine a toddler who comes from a very protective and sophisticated environment to get prepared for the future where all are strangers.   Preschool teachers take the responsibility to groom him/her in the right direction. The job is not at all the easy one. Here we have pointed out some basic problems that everyone must know who wants to start a career as a preschool teacher. 1. Overcrowded Class Taking care of a single kid is difficult. Taking care of multiple kids is multiple times difficult. Imagine a classroom is filled with more than 30 kids, how difficult it would be for teachers to manage. 2. Dealing With Disobedient Children Disobedient children are a ma

How to Strengthen a Father, Son Relationship

In general, our communication with the father is brief and crisp. We don't see often our father elaborate things to stretch into full-fledged stories. This is how we predict an organized conversation with him. Now things have changed as you play multiple roles in the life of your children. Sometimes, you act like a teacher at times, like a friend, and at the same time, you maintain fatherhood. Remember, most of the time you remain the father. You change your role when there is a need arises. 1. Find Different Ways To Spend Time Together Our occupation takes plenty of time. The remaining time should be entitled to the family, especially, with the young kid in our home. There are plenty of ways to spend time together such as gardening, participating in son's after-school activities, or playing a sport together. 2. Be A Good Role Model Son learns so many things at home, especially from his father. Father leaves a great impact on children. A son learns how to manage money matters f

How to Deal with Children’s Disobedience?

You instruct your child. Does the child follow your order immediately? If, yes, it is great. If it doesn't, it is okay too. What if the child just ignores your request or order after instructing once… twice… thrice or even more times! Your blood boils ups and you start yelling at the kid. Later, you regret shouting at your child. You would probably want to learn how to get children to tune in without roaring. The following points assist you in understanding what is happening in your little one's head. 1. Be Quiet However Firm Never lose your temper with the kids. Remember you are much older than the children's siblings. You have to maintain your parental authority. Being authoritative, doesn't permit you to shout. You can still be calm while instructing your child. 2. Get to the Root Cause of The Defiant Behavior Search for what triggers your child to become defiant and attempt to monitor your kid's rebellion. Maybe the child is unhappy about the way you order him o

How To Help Children Make Adequate Progress

Teaching skills to children and tracking their progress is an important part of child social, behavioral, and cognitive development. While tracking the progress, you find that your kid is doing adequate progress. This means new skills can help in learning and making a way to progress. There is a lot you can do about your child's progressive development. We have shortlisted some points where you can help your children to make adequate progress. 1. Attain Parents' Meetings At Schools Discuss progress and growth. Ask all your worries and listen. It is a route for guardians as well as teachers to examine how the kid has been doing in school. 2. Help Your Child To Get Organized Checklists and to-do lists can help your children get organized. Checklists can act as a tool to better organize homework and assigned tasks to ensure consistency and completeness. 3. Assign Household Duties Help your children doing the chore until your child can do it on their own. Look surprised at how your

Helping Kids In Transition To Kindergarten

Progressing to kindergarten can be a starting time for some small kids. Regardless of whether they've gone to preschool or remained at home with a family member or guardian, all prospective kindergarteners are at any rate somewhat terrified of the obscure. As a teacher, you can assist families with setting up their kids for kindergarten by guaranteeing that they comprehend what abilities young kids ought to have when they step into kindergarten and how they can urge children to acquire and rehearse those abilities. There are some ways to help children to adjust the transition to kindergarten. 1. Over the mid-year, practice some exercises your little one will be doing in the classroom, such as the shape of different objects, holding a pencil and scrubbing the eraser over the paper, etc. 2. Help your child in getting dressed himself or herself. Serve them breakfast and do not indulge in feeding make sure he/she eat by self. 3. Find some of your kid's new classmates. If you find t

Healthy Food for Growing Kids

Between the ages of two and 12, children grow fast and need essential protein, minerals, and vitamins in food as these are critical to their growth and development. Your children don't need to take supplements if these essential growth elements are provided with food. These nutrients are present in grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy, and protein foods. Here we are providing you the list of 7 important foods for the healthy growth of your children. 1. Eggs  Since eggs are rich in protein and vitamins, they contribute a lot to children's healthy growth and development. Eggs are easily available in the market to fulfill the need for protein, choline, and essential fatty acids in children.  2. Milk  Milk is a good source of calcium and phosphorous, which gives strength to bones and muscles. Serve cow milk if, it is available in your locality. If your child shows tantrums to take milk, serve milk with cereal or cookies, or blend with fruits. 3. Fish Fish contains high amounts of omeg

Helping a Grieving Parent

Motherhood and fatherhood are the most precious and lovely things on the earth for parents. When they lost their child their grief is unfathomable. It becomes very difficult to cope who have lost their children. Here we are providing some helpful tips that you can apply and help the parents overcome their grief. 1. Show Up & Listen People fear they will say the wrong thing or make the grieving person cry. Simply showing up and listening is required.  2. Offer Help Assist grieving parents such as yard work, cooking or baking, taking out the garbage, grocery shopping, etc. 3. Plan For A Religious Trip Religious visits give people a chance to withdraw all their grief. It helps the person restart his life with positive energy. 4. Plan Some Activities The activities could be reading a poem, lighting a candle, praying, releasing balloons, planting a tree or potted plant, among other things. 5. Share Your Grief  Sharing your grief can help parents to overcome the trauma and tragedy they h

How To Deal With Home Schooling

With the closure of schools, most of the parents have started parenting and educating children together. Of course, teachers are teaching online and putting in their best. But without parents and children's effort, homes schooling is not effective the way it ought to. We are giving you some tips. That will help you to adjust to homeschooling. 1. Reduce your expectations to a level that justifies a worldwide pandemic. It is difficult to be a parent, a teacher, and a psychologist for your children. As these are three different jobs, you cannot do all the jobs perfectly. But the situation demands all you have to do. Believe in yourself that you are doing well. 2. It is okay if you do not get stuck to the schedule. There is no harm in making then scheduling the plan. But it's different from 8 hours of schooling. Perhaps, you want to do more in less time. If you fail to maintain schedules, reschedule your plan according to the availability of time. 3. Teach critical social-emotional

Smacking Vs. Peaceful Parenting

Smacking appears as though it is a simple method to mend children's way. It seems to work when they get a smack. Smacking is not an appreciable decision to make your child a disciplined one. Children don't find scope to develop self-confidence.  Parents often think that when they were kids they used to get hit by parents. They apply the same with their kids. The parenting style may look like effective one, but in the long run it will only spoil your relationship with kids.  Do parents need to realize that when they used to get smacked do they feel happy? certainly not. Parents choose to beat children because this is the easiest way to handle kids. Remember, this is not the only way to teach a lesson. Peaceful parenting is a much better parenting style than smacking. Here we are providing you some tips for peaceful parenting. Tips To Peaceful Parenting   1. Maintain Self-control  Never lose your control. If you lose your self-control how can you help your children to control em

Developing Leadership Skills In Children

Children are born with leadership qualities. In some children, it is visible, while in some often buried under the parent's expectations and peer pressure. Research says every child can be a leader because they all have what we call leadership quality. The children who seem to be followers than leaders can nurture to become a leader. Here we are helping you to develop the leadership quality in children. Your child needs to take care few basic things. 1. Communication Skills Whenever you take your children along with you, let your child speak on behalf of you.  For example, if you travel, let your child deal with the manager, receptionist, and housekeeping staff. Your child would learn effective communication and get the confidence. 2. Teamwork The best way to learn teamwork in children is to encourage them for sports. When they play for a team, they collaborate. They discuss the opponent's strategies and their strategic plan to win. If they lead the team, they can lead an organ

Divorce or Separation Effect on Children

After dragging the marriage for so many years, when parents figure it out to call it off for good and file a divorce in court. The children are the ones who are likely to bear the consequences most. It is like the world has completely turned around and things can never be the same after the divorce. Let's find out the emotional and psychological changes and their effects on children. 1. Apprehension About Being Abandoned Being left alone is the biggest fear of children. They might feel that their parents no longer love them. Children may become depressed and aloof thinking about that. 2. Insecurity Kids can turn out to be uncertain about the future. Mother and father will be fighting over kids' responsibilities. Children might show their trouble by acting mischievously or pulling out into themselves. 3. Chaotic Frame Of Mind At times, divorce makes them helpless. Thinking about their parents' separation they get disturbed. In a chaotic frame of mind, they don't know wha

Ways To Raise Confident Kids

Kids learn things right from the day they born. They keep on learning on their own. Sometimes they don't find ways to learn. When they do not find ways to learn they are more likely to lose their confidence. We must help our children so that they do not lose their confidence. Here, we are providing you some tips. 1. Don't get upset when you fail Success and failure are temporary they are just two sides of a coin. You don't need to feel bad about the failure. You need to put your efforts to do better next time. 2. Encourage them to learn new things Your children should never waste their time. They should always try to learn new things. When they learn new things, they get self-confidence. Self-confidence is a must when you venture into new things. It always helps you to do start with a good note. 3. Help your kids to discover themselves It happens many a time that your kids are capable, but they choose the wrong things to do. If you help them to find what they are passionate

Ways To Connect Your Son

  Having a son is a blessing of God. Your son can be stubborn, uproarious, and or boisterous. But you still like to develop a solid bond amid so many distractions. Connecting with your children, especially with the son is not an easy task. We are providing you some tips on that.  1. Devote a lot of time to your son.  2. Play outdoor, indoor games with your son. Young boys have a great tendency towards sports.  3. Play musical instruments together. Talk about his favorite music or songs. 4. Have a leisure walk together and discuss casually trivial things with your son. 5.  Narrate true and inspiring stories. 6. Talk about when he was a newborn. 7. Talk about your expectations without pressurizing him. 8. Discuss his dreams and his aspirations. 9. Show him family pictures and his older picture. Reveal your family history. 10. Give your son's pocket money with clear instructions on how to spend it. Stonebridge Academy Preschool,  McKinney , Texas Where little ones have fun and learn