@Sikandar Samad Dear parent It seems you have your hands full with your 4 year old! Homeschooling your child is a great idea, and something that a lot of Indian parents are opting for these days. You have to start by choosing a curriculum that best suits your child's learning style. For more information and guidance, you can follow any number of Indian parent blogs to learn how to start homeschooling your child. Some examples are: https://afathersheartbeat.com/start-homeschooling-india/ and https://thatindianmom.com/ These also offer ideas on making studies interesting and fun. You can also refer to books such as 'Give your child the world' by Jamie Martin to access the list of recommended books for all ages. With regard to her being moody, children this age are moody because they are gradually learning to be independent and yet at the same time are still dependent on their parents. You can help you child feel independent by giving her choices, within limits, for some daily activities. For example, Would you like to paint or play with blocks? Would you like to bathe or brush first? Not sharing at this age is common. You can enable the siblings to take turns with the toys, and praise them when they play cooperatively with each other. You can say to your daughter, "Its so kind of you to share with your brother" but avoid offering material rewards, such as candy to encourage her. Its also a good idea to set simple, clear family rules and establish routines for her. Tell her why you're setting the rules and involve her in setting these rules,and deciding the consequences if the rules are not followed. For example, 'Fried and junk food only on weekends, fruits and vegetables the rest of the week for the entire family'. Be friendly, but firm and consistent when enforcing the rules, and remember to follow the rules yourself! All the best!
@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.