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    Tips for Fostering A Healthy Reading Habit

    We live in a world that is slowly but surely turning away from books and getting glued to monitors or television screens. The importance of developing a passion for reading is often overlooked. Reading is a habit that should be established when the child is relatively young. What can you do to foster this habit? Pique your child’s interest: Select your books based on your child’s favorite characters.  Pick a series of books that feature these characters. For my son, it was Spiderman that he could not get enough of. Thanks to this friendly neighborhood spidey, my son latched on to books fairly early in his childhood. Build a home-library:…

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    Hobbies Give Children an Opportunity to Express Themselves

    Hobbies Help Develop Interests In Children Hobbies benefit children in many ways. They give children an opportunity to express themselves, and allows them to discover themselves and build self-esteem. Hobbies are also great educational tools. A child interested in rock collecting learns about geology and science, while a child interested in writing stories learns about sentence structure and proper grammar. Hobbies teach children to set and achieve goals, solve problems and make decisions. They can also set the course for what your child becomes later in life as they often turn into lifelong interests or careers. Children who have hobbies are usually following in their parents footsteps.  Setting a good…

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    The Importance of a Regular Routine For Your Child

    Some parents do not buy the idea of repetitions and routines for their children. In reality, routines builds structures that serve as disciplinary measures for children. Children thrive well in repetition and routine, which can be exhausting for adults. Parents are to plan these times and moments together with children. When should parents begin these routines? Immediately pregnancy comes in, parents should commence the setting up of these structures for the unborn child to walk in from the first days of their birth. Some of these routine structures for children can be regular rest time, meal plan, and other activities. A child feels safer, more independent, and sound when he/she…

  • Healthy Habits,  Parenting

    Encouraging Play Encourages a Child’s Development

    The ability to play is not only to being happy, but also to sustain social relationships and being a creative, innovative person. Play is important for children. Various research have shown the importance of play in children and why it should  be a fundamental part of a child’s life. Why is play important and what does it do for children? We all know that children like play but not many know what play means to the impact t of play to their life. Play provides an opportunity for children to practice skills they will need in the future. It allows children to practice  decisions- making skills,share,learn to work in groups,…

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    Managing Conflicts About Applying Rules At Home

    Some parents may think that setting strict rules can create a barrier between them and their children. However, this is not true. Yes, you must indicate these rules to your child and the consequences if they violate any of them. A parent must also proclaim flexibility in relation to these rules. A child can complain and get angry when they become the perpetrator of any offense, but they will later realize that this you did because you care about them. A parent can define and apply certain parameters that will allow your child to feel loved and safe, and these same rules can sometimes be a problem for them. Parents…