Celebrate Your Child!

Mar 26, 2010

What If Your Child Was Born A Genius?

What if you could show your child how to discover, unlock and develop their natural talents and creativity? Every parent has the right to know how they can be in the best position to help their children develop their unique gifts and talents. You can equip your young children with the knowledge and skills to become masters of their own learning. Not many people know that babies or young children can learn math at reading as young as a month-old.
With the right technique, young children can learn to develop :
1. Individual gifts and talents
2. An effective and flexible learning strategy suitable for them
3. Independent thinking skills
4. Their own creativity
Learning to read early and learning math early in babies or young children is probably one of the most important skills that are essential for children development. It is equally important that parents spend some time teaching reading and math to their children early in life as part of child education.
Have you considered how an Einstein, da Vinci or Beethoven thought so creatively, learned their area of expertise and developed their talents to such a level? When I started my research, the first thing I noticed about the lives of past geniuses was that having the opportunities to learn new things early on in life and express their individual ideas had been an important factor in their development from childhood.
Today, children of school age are exposed to tests for basic skills and for just about everything else. Statistical inferences are used often to gauge the children’s abilities. Just think what past geniuses might make of all this if they were alive today. What if the manner in which we learn had become so basic-skills focused, so test oriented that if, say, Beethoven was in junior school he may not only be bored, but very frustrated with tests after tests, because it was as if his individual gifts, thinking and creativity were hampered at every corner? Likewise, a child need not be a Beethoven or an Einstein to feel the same way.
With the coming of the global knowledge economy, it has become relevant to underline the importance of individual ideas, creativity, independent thinking and intellectual property. But none of these 21st century ‘facts of life’ are congruent with traditional mass education systems the roots of which lie in the 19th century.
This has led to a re-think for the educational systems around the world. You may not realize this but your child is in the middle of great changes in education. So why is there a need to change? Traditionally, mass education systems were designed to prepare your child to pass examinations. Jobs and careers were for life.
Today, economies have become volatile and jobs and careers likely to change. Children of the next generation can expect to have a range of careers as new markets and technologies come out and more opportunities are created. The speed of communications technology will mean that new knowledge is being produced rapidly all the time.
The ability therefore not just to learn, but learn rapidly, and see learning as a life-long process rather than having ended in school, will be the norm. What edge can we give our children today, to help them get a brain that can learn fast and learn new concepts to prepare them for the world tomorrow? A brain that is as creative as it is flexible in its thinking, to identify new patterns to can be transferred in different areas?
Again, lets consider what would Beethoven, Einstein or da Vinci thought about all this happening around them, if they were children, knowing how rapidly the world is changing around them, looking outside their classroom window and wondering what they would do when they left school?
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Mar 23, 2010

A happy and unforgetable Daycare Experience

Most of this information comes straight from the daycare professionals in the industry. Careful reading to the end virtually guarantees that you'll know what they know. :-)

Most child and child psychiatrists recognize that the ideal environment for raising a small child is in the home with parents and family. Intimate daily direct parental care of infants for the first several months of life is particularly important. Since the ideal environment often is not available, the role of day care, especially in the first few years of the child's life, needs to be considered. Some experts recommend a minimum of six or more months leave for parents. All agree that when day care is used, the quantity and quality of the day care are significant in the child's development.

Before choosing a day care environment, parents should be familiar with the state licensure regulations for child care. They should also check references and observe the caregivers with the child.

Parents sometimes take their young child to the home of a person who is caring for one or more other children.

Infants and children under two-and-one-half need:

* More adults per child than older children require
* A lot of individual attention
* The same caregiver(s) over a long period of time
* A caregiver who will play and talk with them, smile with them, praise them for their achievements, and enjoy them

Parents should seek a caregiver who is warm, caring, self-confident, attentive, and responsive to the children. The caregiver should be able to encourage social skills and positive behavior, and set limits on negative ones. Parents should be sensitive to the caregiver's capacity to relate to children of different ages. Some individuals can work well only with children at a specific stage of development.

It is wise for parents to find out how long the individual plans to work in this day care job. High turnover of individuals, several turnovers, or any turnover at critical points of development, can distress the child. If parents think or feel the day care they have chosen is unsatisfactory, they should change caregivers. All parents have the right to drop in during the day and make an unannounced visit.

Many children, particularly after the age of three, benefit from good, group day care, where they can have fun and learn how to interact with others. Child and adolescent psychiatrists suggest that parents seek day care services with:

* trained, experienced teachers who enjoy, understand and can lead children
* enough teachers and assistants, ideally, at least one for every five children, small rather than large groups if possible. (Studies have shown that five children with one caregiver is better than 20 children with four caregivers)
* staff that has been there for a long period of time
* opportunities for creative work, imaginative play, and physical activity
* space to move indoors and out
* lots of drawing and coloring materials and toys, as well as equipment such as swings, wagons, jungle gyms, etc.

If the child seems afraid to go to day care, parents should introduce the new environment gradually: at first, the mother or father can go along, staying nearby while the child plays. The parent and child can stay for a longer period each day until the child wants to become part of the group.

Though parents may worry about how the child will do, they should show pleasure in helping their child succeed. If the child shows unusual or persistent terror about leaving home, parents should discuss it with their pediatrician.

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Mar 20, 2010

Do You Listen to your Child?

Communicating with our children can be a difficult task at times. We feel like they're not listening to us; they feel like we're not listening to them. Good listening and communications skills are essential to successful parenting. Your child's feelings, views and opinions have worth, and you should make sure you take the time to sit down and listen openly and discuss them honestly.

It seems to be a natural tendency to react rather than to respond. We pass judgment based on our own feelings and experiences. However, responding means being receptive to our child's feelings and emotions and allowing them to express themselves openly and honestly without fear of repercussion from us. By reacting, we send our child the message that their feelings and opinions are invalid. But by responding and asking questions about why the child feels that way, it opens a dialog that allows them to discuss their feelings further, and allows you a better understanding of where they're coming from. Responding also gives you an opportunity to work out a solution or a plan of action with your child that perhaps they would not have come up with on their own. Your child will also appreciate the fact that maybe you do indeed understand how they feel.

It's crucial in these situations to give your child your full and undivided attention. Put down your newspaper, stop doing dishes, or turn off the television so you can hear the full situation and make eye contact with your child. Keep calm, be inquisitive, and afterwards offer potential solutions to the problem.

Don't discourage your child from feeling upset, angry, or frustrated. Our initial instinct may be to say or do something to steer our child away from it, but this can be a detrimental tactic. Again, listen to your child, ask questions to find out why they are feeling that way, and then offer potential solutions to alleviate the bad feeling.

Just as we do, our children have feelings and experience difficult situations. By actively listening and participating with our child as they talk about it, it demonstrates to them that we do care, we want to help and we have similar experiences of our own that they can draw from. Remember, respond - don't react.

Mar 17, 2010

When Single Parenting Is Best For Your Child

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As years went by, there are a growing number of kids that are products of single parenting. This is result of the increasing number of marriages that have failed and of course, of all the relationships that didn’t work out.

Many people—whose relationships are on the rocks—don’t realize it yet that single parenting would be the best option for their child rather than placing them in an environment where there is tension everyday. Aside from their personal growth, experts say that one of the areas where the child is greatly affected by constant fighting inside the house is his or her schooling.

If you are one of those parents who would not want their kid's schooling to be affected so much by being in an unhappy relationship then now is the best time to opt for single parenting. Not many parents know that schooling has become less and less friendlier for kids. And though there are better classrooms and teachers, this doesn’t change the fact that there is more pressure that is placed on the kid's shoulder. Given this set up, it would not help if the child lives in an environment where there is animosity.

Seeing the signs

If you are centered on the welfare of the child, it would be best to make his or her as the top priority of your life. If you feel that being in a relationship no longer helps your child to be better, then you might want to raise the child on your own. Experts say that single parenting would be best for the child if he or she shows:

- persistent frustration. This is the major sign of kids who are losing interest in school due to pressure brought by the people around him or her. At first, this may be vague and can be mistaken as tantrums but eventually, this behavior will become more and more noticeable because it will manifest in other things as well as places not only at school but outside the home as well.

- failed grades and repeated failure in completing school works. This is a very alarming symptom of the child who is greatly affected by constant fighting of his or her parents. Experts say because this shows that the problem at home affects his or her everyday function in school. If nothing is done this early, it may manifest to other destructive behaviors of the child.

- extreme struggle in staying in one task. This is one of the worst effects of having parents that argue everyday because this leads to decrease on confidence of the child. If the child loses his or her confidence, he or she would not be able to complete anything thinking that nobody will be there to guide him or her.

- tends to ignore people and the things that they say. Experts say single parenting is the best option for kids if you and your partner are on the verge of separation. When the child no longer pay attention to what others say and generally lose interest in school and in other aspects of his or her life, then now is the best time for you to extend help.

Resources : Kids and Divorce

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Mar 6, 2010

Parents Cause Low Self-Esteem In Their Children... Without Knowing It!

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If you want to raise your family with love, peace and nourishing connection... and ensure your children grow up with the self-confidence to succeed in the world... without feeling guilty about discipline, then this will be one of the most important messages you'll ever read.

Shelly Birger Phillips (a parenting coach, studied child development at the University of Illinois, taught at Montessori preschools and worked as an in-house nanny for a number of families) believed the conventional ways of parenting are outdated and unhealthy!

Shelly just released This Jam-packed 45-minute Audio Program... Eight Steps to Connected Parenting...

You will discover in the Audio Program :

* What one crucial, life-saving measure major airlines know about parenting -- and how, if you don't follow this simple rule... you cannot even begin to connect with your children.
* The most common mistake parents make when they watch their kids play... a mistake that can stifle their self-confidence in later years, and as they grow up.
* The one thing your child desperately starves for when they throw tantrums... and how most parenting books (especially pop "parenting coaches" on TV) have it completely wrong, wrong, wrong.
* How to be authentic in front of your child without lying, hiding or dumping your emotional baggage on them.
* What your friends and family may be doing unknowingly, (in front of you and your child) which causes them to have a low sense of self-worth.
* The single, most effective way to connect with your child when they are screaming, shouting or being disagreeable.
* The single, most powerful way to bond with your child. (Most parents do not do this enough!)
* How to prevent unnecessary upset when picking up your child, dropping off your child, or the difficult moments at home, before getting ready to go somewhere. Knowing why is half the battle. I'll tell you what it is on this audio.
* How simple games and play can get your child to do what you want without shouting, bribing or threats.
* How the traditional way of punishing -- or even rewarding -- your child can create low self-esteem! What's worse, the effects continue into their teenage years and even adulthood.

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