Parenting is a challenging journey of growth, learning, and mistakes. It requires patience, adaptability, and unconditional love. Parenting is a journey filled with challenges and learning opportunities. It's important to acknowledge that making mistakes is a natural part of the process. Here are 5 common parenting mistakes parents should avoid.
Messy play refers to any activity that involves tactile or sensory experiences with different textures, such as sand, water, paint, playdough, and more. While messy play might seem like a nightmare for some parents, it can actually be an incredibly beneficial tool for promoting child development.
oosting a child's confidence is important for their overall well-being and success in life. Here are some ways you can help boost your child's confidence:
Encourage your child to try new things: Encourage your child to try new things, even if they may feel uncomfortable or unsure. Praise them for their efforts, even if they don't succeed.
Provide positive feedback: Provide positive feedback and praise when your child does something well. Focus on their efforts and accomplishments, rather than their mistakes or failures.
Helping your kids find their interests in early childhood is crucial for their growth and development. To do this, expose them to various activities, follow their lead, ask open-ended questions, and be supportive. Providing opportunities for exploration and creating a supportive environment will help them to discover their passions. Remember to be patient and allow them to try different activities before settling on something they truly love. Encouraging curiosity and a love of learning will also help them to explore new interests.
What is the occupation of a child? … To play.. Yes! It’s as simple as that, and there is tremendous potential in play. The truth though is somewhere while teaching A,B,C, 1,2,3 we have forgotten to let our children play.
Remember our childhood, when we came back from school, without even waiting to change our uniform or to finish lunch we would just run out to play with our friends. In each of these games, be it hide and seek, running and catching each other or pretend playing teacher, teacher, doctor, doctor (that’s how we use to call these games as kids ) we never realised that we were developing so many vital skills which were going to help us later to become physically strong mentally agile, emotionally stable and problem solvers. But, Is our children playing enough?
In my profession as a special educator, I always meet parents, anxiety written on their face and thousands of questions racing through their minds. I am a parent too, being the mother of an autistic child, I suddenly rewind back to those days, when I was on the opposite side.
Usually, the conversation would be like my two plus child knows 1-10, A-Z, knows some colours and shapes and yes, some fruits, vegetables and vehicles too. I would see a cute bundle of joy reciting all that the parents asks him/her to do with lots of coaxing. I then call the child’s name and simply tap the table at times or clap, only to find the child lost in his or her own world and not even aware of the actions I have done. No fault of the parent too, for our education system expects a child barely in his 3rd year of life rattle all this and at times write too in a play school.