@Anonymous It must be difficult and overwhelming when your child is given comfort by other family members. Parents know and do what is best for their children. Your child seeking comfort with other family members could be because he is more comfortable with them or he knows how to get what he wants from them. It’s difficult to set rules for your child when other family members do not respect those rules. One way to handle this is to handle him in ways that make you his comfort zone. To do this build a strong bond with your child by connecting with his emotions, his interests so that he builds trust in you and feels safe with you. Then he will be more ready to cooperate with you. Also, pick the few most important things you want him to listen to and let go off the rest. If possible, speak to your family members about the rules you would like to follow for your child. When you give them a reason they may be more cooperative. You will also have to gently but firmly keep reminding your family members and child to follow your rules.
@Anonymous While it’s normal for children to cry it's not always easy to figure out why they are crying. A child's cry indicates that he needs attention so it's best to respond immediately with a hug to help him calm down and feel comforted. He is then ready to explain why he is crying. Once he calms down and you help him with whatever he needs, you can teach him how to ask for your help.
@Anonymous One of the biggest concerns of parents today is getting their child do homework. Play is always more attractive than homework so use play and fun while getting your child to do his homework. Create a homework space and schedule. Play a fun game with your child before he sits down to do his homework. This will relax him and improve his mood. Use fun comments and playful ways to motivate him as he does his work eg your alphabets are disco dancing, lets make them look like soldiers. Allow your child to take breaks if needed. Do read this article for more tips on how to help your child do his homework https://www.parentcircle.com/article/how-to-get-children-to-do-their-homework/
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@Anonymous Your child seems to be very active and energetic. Play, conversation, reading and music are good ways to channelize her energy, help you and your child to bond and are best for your child’s body and mind to grow. These activities lay the foundation for learning. Some of these activities would need you to spend time with your child, while outdoor play will help her make friends with other children. Group play is important for your child’s social and emotional development. Please ensure that your child does not spend more than an hour a day on gadgets. Be with your child during this time and have conversations about what he watches on the screen. It’s a great way to help him express his ideas and feelings.
@Anonymous Spitting can be one of the most annoying behaviours children exhibit. Children spit when they dislike what is told to them; or when a friend refuses to share. Sometimes, kids just spit for fun. They may simply spit on the ground because they think it's entertaining. If they get a reaction from anyone, it can make spitting even more fun. Pre-schoolers tend to spit out of anger. When they can’t verbalize their feelings of frustration, they spit to show how upset they feel. Spitting can also be a self-defence tactic.??? The way you respond to spitting will play a major role in how likely your child will do it again. So, be firm, show your disapproval and correct your kid every time he spits. If the behaviour continues a reward system can be helpful. Create a behaviour chart that allows your child to earn stickers or points for managing his behaviour appropriately.
@Anonymous It is frustrating, but temper tantrums are common in pre-schoolers, especially when they have a need; or when they insist on having something. Our article on Taming the Tantrums will help you understand why children throw tantrums and gives practical tips on how to recognize and handle a tantrum. Please click on this link to read the article https://www.parentcircle.com/article/taming-the-tantrum/.
@Anonymous Dear Parent, Thank you for asking this enlightening question. In this ever-changing world, the need to provide your child with a proper education is very much needed. This new age generation needs an education that will provide skills to thrive in the future. We are so far bridging the gap by attending classes to develop certain needed skills. But, it is important that we appreciate the need to promote a learning culture and curriculum that identifies skills that need to be learned at an earlier stage that will enhance the standard and quality of what we do. The next generation educational growing methods might solely focus on children’s learning pattern. The ROTE method that is currently in practice might not work anymore. Because the importance and benefits of experiential learning have started paving ways for children’s success. It is being more and more recognized these days.