Child Development

Child Development · 20. July 2018
Any nanny who upholds the integrity of her profession will make it a point to keep all her public records clean. She knows that if someone is looking for a nanny, a written consent that will allow prospective employers to look into the nanny's personal and criminal records will be required. A professional nanny is aware that the process aims to avoid the risk of hiring unsafe nannies. Here are some of the pre-employment background checks that will provide you useful information when looking for...
Child Development · 12. March 2018
Self-motivation is a trait that is often underrated. It can have a huge impact on how well your child does in school. Children must have the ability to motivate themselves, a vital skill if they are to succeed. It’s true that self-motivation can only come from within, but there are ways you can help your child nurture it, giving them an advantage that will pay off in later life. Here are eight ways you can help. Encourage positivity - Focusing on solutions to problems rather than dwelling on...
Child Development · 06. March 2018
Parenting a teenager entails great responsibility – and it is never easy. As your adolescent goes through physical transformation, his mind changes significantly, too. Bad habits, mood swings, preference modification and rebellion are things that can happen and test your understanding, patience and parenting skills. Nevertheless you must help your child go through adolescence as smoothly as possible (despite its challenges), so below are some smart ways to tackle the teenage problems you...
Child Development · 06. December 2015
Parents often hope that their children will learn and build strength or character from setbacks in life, but it may not be as simple if they have low self-esteem. After all junior high and high school is often filled with social rejection and ever-changing relationships among friends and others. If we stop to think on this for a bit, we find that being harassed by someone who is looking for conflict is one of the most uncomfortable things we can experience in school. Here are three steps...
Child Development · 05. October 2015
Positive self-esteem is fundamental to a child's emotional and psychological well-being. It significantly affects their ability to form meaningful relationships, and how successful they are academically and, ultimately, in their chosen career. Be consistent. Children thrive on stability and predictability. It allows them to feel safe and secure. Children also need firm boundaries, so they have a clear understanding of what they can and can't do. It's really important to ensure that you are...
Child Development · 05. August 2015
Reading comprehension is made up of a three-step process, each one leading to the other. The first step is being able to identify the facts and ideas in the things that we read. After recognizing ideas and facts, the second step is understanding them. The third step is critical thinking. Despite the word "critical," critical thinking doesn't mean the ability to point out flaws or mistakes. What it really means is the ability to assess the ideas being presented, whether they are reasonable or...
Child Development · 28. June 2015
Do you have a teenager who is battling against criticism? As a parent, it is important that you support your child as every body else is questioning his credibility or style. However, you cannot always stay with your child and defend her whenever she's criticized. Here are some insights you can share to her in order to survive criticisms and make the most out of them. 1. Filter - Don't listen to all the criticisms that come your way. Learn to filter them and don't fall into the trap of the...
Child Development · 15. May 2015
Do you hear your child say "I hate myself!" or "I hate my body!"? While this is something that you should be alarmed about, try not to be overwhelmed by such statement. Rather, research about its causes and be determined to help your child to snap out of it. Absence of self-control - Kids usually commit unbearable acts when they lack self-control. As a result, they begin hating themselves when loved ones notice how bad their actions were. To keep your child from acting on impulse, teach him the...
Child Development · 29. October 2013
Note: This is just a continuation of my previous post. Refrain from letting them 'learn a lesson the hard way' - We usually think that failure is what will make kids tough and confient about the things they can do to make their conditions better. According to child psychologists, this is not always the case. When kids fail and fathers (particularly) let them go through the failure without any form of guidance, kids feel and think of a couple of negative things: a) they themselves are bound to...
Child Development · 26. October 2013
Self-confidence is something not all kids are born with. If ever a child is born with it, a hurtful and unforgettable experience can easily make it go down the drain and replace it bitterness and poor esteem of one's self. Did you know that fathers play an important role in building confidence among their kids? Although mothers also encourage self-confidence in a different way, researches show that kids who are highly-regarded by their fathers are more confident than those who are neglected by...