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@Anonymous As a parent we all come across some verbal speed bumps when it comes to talking to children especially teens about sex. But it’s better for you to answer her than let her find the answers for herself. Remember that talking about sex with your teen isn’t a one-time exchange. Admit your discomfort and stay calm,” you can begin by saying “this is going to be awkward but we need to talk about it anyway as it is an important health and safety issue.” Ask her what she thinks about sex. You can elaborate on what she says to answer her. Try to be open and honest with your teen about pretty much everything, in an age-appropriate way, of course. During the discussion try talking about puberty, the physical changes, good touch and bad touch. Give her freedom to express her views and ask questions by staying calm. Try using this is an opportunity to infuse her with values you’d like her to embrace — and to create a foundation for future discussions about more complex topics.
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@Anonymous At 11 she is too young. She must be confused and probably needs answers to all the doubts in her mind . ( It takes a lifetime to understand God,religion, and everything related to this subject. Her views can change) Actually all of us when we were kids wondered about things like prayers, rituals, ceremonies etc., Elders answered our questions to the best of their ability. Sometimes the answers lead to more questions. Yet, we follow what our elders did because we believe and trust them and participate in the celebration. Make sure you involve your daughter in prayers, poojas, visits to religious places like temples, churches, discourses etc., There are plenty of books that she can read about religion and spiritual topics but for a start, reading comics about mythological stories and about great saints /people is a great way to slowly change her outlook. Also,involve other elders in the family whom she likes, to answer her doubts and questions. Hope this helps.
@mahalakshmi adhavan I totally understand your feeling. Every parent is going through this. You are not alone. My daughter is in 12th std, whenever there is a difference of opinion between me and my daughter, I seek guidance from my mother or sometimes I would like to put her with someone she likes in our family. For example, she loves her aunt, so I will request her aunt to speak to her for certain decisions. Sometimes, you can bring their friends to home and do a casual talk to them about your idea, and if one of his friend likes you what you said... then things will fall in place. Sometimes, a casual movie watching, eating out with your kid will build mutual trust that makes things easier.
@PEP Community Manager Yes , I feel by talking to her about the future physical and mental changes and sharing my past experience s we have become closer and are open to share day to day stuff...