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Essential Life-skills to Teach your Child at an Early Age

The benefits of early education are well known, and we have discussed them extensively here. However, specific skills are associated with the growth of children. Skills that help them fulfill their own needs. Learning such skills can also have a significant impact on their brain development. Here are some skills that you can teach your child even if they are babies-Basic Self-defense This doesn't mean they need to learn to fight. Of course, self-defense focuses on safety, but being able to defend oneself is a skill that comes with perks of confidence and a sense of security. Invest in giving them defense classes; it is worth the effort. Let them do their work.  Please remember this activity is age-based. The amount of...

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Calmer Parents, Happier Children

Stress is an uninvited guest, yet an inevitable part of our life. Everyone deals with stress, but we all can choose how we want to deal with it. Parenting is not easy, and when you are a stressed parent, it shows on the child and affects their behavior. In the end, we cannot control our children and their way of life. But we can control how we react and behave when they are around. There are several examples of how children can be seen mimicking their parents' stress responses. If the parent responds to frustration by shouting, the child is likely a screamer and yells when things are not in control. In contrast, when the parent acknowledges the stress but...

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Train the Brain- Brain Exercises for Children

All our brains are wired differently. And thus, they all work differently for different people. Similarly, as the growth is more rapid in a child, the changes in their behavior and functions can be noticed daily. Each passing day is a day of discovery on what new things your child can do.Mental abilities or brain functions- are managing time, planning, memorizing details, and many more. As your child grows every day, this is also a significant phase for you to help them mold their brain functions.These functions are also called executive functions that help them solve problems and communicate well. Executive functions are deciding factors of whether that individual can excel in the task or not. In addition, executive functions...

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THE WAY YOU TALK TO YOUR CHILD MATTERS

As parents, we are cautious about how our children speak. We correct them, and we make sure they are aware of good manners. By directing them away from rude behavior, we ensure that they grow up into well-behaved children. But we seldom pay any attention to how we say what we say. And the impact that our way of talking has on the child is more than we can imagine.The tone and voice you use to talk to your child are essential in building a vital parent-child relationship. Interacting in a good way is much more rewarding and has positive benefits.Here are more things to keep in check while we communicate with our children.Being harsh is never effectiveWhen you speak...

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Nurturing Self-Confidence in Children

Healthy self-confidence is your child's pathway to life with social happiness and mental wellbeing. Children are quick to learn new skills at an incredible speed, and they need to have the confidence to use the skills. The ability to trust their skills becomes the key. They need to have an understanding that success is not a mandatory outcome to all their skills. Think about a time when you were feeling terrific about yourself. You probably found it much easier to get along with others and feel good; it similarly works for children. Having good self-worth or self-esteem is a close step to acquiring confidence in themselves. Sometimes we tend to associate self-worth with being narcissistic or arrogant. But that is...

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