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Team ParentCircleApr 17, 2020@Vishakha Shroff
10 Ways to Keep Your Child Away from TV
Spending hours in front of the television can be disadvantageous and in many ways, curtail the creativity of children. We tell you some easy and effective wa.../article/10-ways-to-keep-your-child-away-from-tv/
Dear Parent, thank you for reaching out to us. Its nice to know that you want to help your child. It shows that you are very observant of how your child is developing. It is worrisome when a child seems to struggle with simple tasks that should come naturally to a 7-year-old child. You also mentioned that your child seems to be doing well in her studies, which means that her thinking skills are fine. Could it be that carrying a glass of water without spilling it is just one of those tasks for which she needs some more time to master? If your daughter does not have difficulty in writing and playing ball games and its only the glass of water that seems to be a problem, we suggest that you take the attention off it and show your appreciation for all the other things she does well in. Age seven is a critical time for your daughter to develop confidence. Let us not allow her loss of confidence because of one little task she is not yet good at. Because we expect our children to automatically learn simple tasks, we get frustrated and end up teaching them with anger. A kind and simple demonstration of how water falls from a tilted glass and a few gentle reminders may just do the trick. Carrying a glass of water safely involves hand-eye-motor coordination. Does your daughter have difficulties in tasks such as writing, playing a ball game? If so, it may explain why she also has a problem with carrying the glass of water. These activities require your daughter to coordinate her eyes, hand, and movements. Some children require additional training in this area. You may consult an Occupational Therapist who will suggest certain exercises to help your daughter improve her eye-hand-movement coordination. Do let us know if you need further assistance. With regards to TV viewing, you may find some useful tips here: https://www.parentcircle.com/article/10-ways-to-keep-your-child-away-from-tv/Reply
Vishakha ShroffApr 18, 2020
@Team ParentCircle Thank you very much for your guidance. I will surely make it a point to not get angry and teach some basic routine things that she lacks. She doesn't have any problem in writing or playing ball.Reply