Building Confidence In KidsBuilding confidence in kids is not as hard as one may think. Psychology has proven that human beings of any age feel confident when they are knowledgeable and well equipped for challenges.
This is also referred to as the competent-confidence connection. The more competent we feel about ourselves the more confident we feel. Kids are not excluded from this phenomena. Even in the infancy stage when a baby makes that first attempt at crawling or walking and succeeds they gain confidence and continue to do it with ease.
It is important that children are armed with the tools that they need in order to feel capable. An easy simple start is to make them aware of the things around them and to communicate everything very clearly so there is always a teaching moment. If your child is about to slap the TV screen, instead of just saying “don’t touch that,” or “stop,” saying “please don’t touch the television screen,” provides more information to a curious child. You can continue with the lesson by being specific about why the television screen should not be touched.Filed under Child Development, Parenting Advice | Comment (0)
As parent, I sometimes wonder what kind of activities that can both fun but yet educative for my kids. Is there any activity that we both can do it together and pretty flexible in time and place since I am a working mom. After doing some research on the internet about it, the answer is surprisingly pretty simple and I wonder why I never aware about it faster. Yes, its coloring page folks.
Both my kids actually doing this regularly, but I really didn’t aware about all that kind of the advantages after I do my little research. I just though, okay the kid’s seems like it and that’s all. It turns out by doing coloring activity the kids can reap many benefits from this simple task. Here some of the benefits that might blow of your mind parents.Filed under Child Education, Kid Activities | Comment (0)
Just when I think I have parenting down, I find out how much I still don’t know anything. I have 7 children ranging from 22 years down to 7 months old. There is literally a different generational gap between the older ones and the younger ones that I am already experiencing.
As much as I try to shield my kids from the effects of too much electromagnetic radiation, they are growing up in an age where technology rules. They have an intrinsic interest and knowing of electronics that almost seems to be hard wired into them. My older kids refer to people they have never met as “friends” and they would much rather text than talk on the phone. Even employers will send texts about job applications.Filed under Kids & Computers | Comment (0)