|Posted by [email protected] on February 17, 2019 at 2:20 AM||comments (0)|
Why my child is obese? Have I done anything wrong? Is my child concentrating enough? Is it a serious problem?
These are the questions which run in most of the parents' minds. In recent times both of parents are working and they have no other way but to leave their child in a crèche or engage a baby sitter. In this age of money inflation necessity becomes a big clause and which tend us to work more and earn more. But to bring moral values and bonding we go in for a child. But who is making this inflation? Who is spending more to be lazy? Who is making their work easy and in-turn making the child obese?
Till 3 months after child birth every mother gives utmost attention to the child and the child is healthy. After the 3rd month comes the problem of imbalances. When the child starts weaning many of us give heavy fatty foods like cheese and bread and other stuffy food which makes the child very sluggish and vexed. That is when the child gets into a psychological disorder. The child is pushed into a condition where its curiosity and brain working power is decreased and the imagining capacity is brought down. But the mother is at a momentary pleasure that the child is sleeping and she can carry on her routine without hindrance. She hardly gets time to give physical activity to the kid. She hardly holds a bat or a ball with the kid. Most of the mothers forget to feed the baby milk and vegetables which keep the brain of the kid active and they depend on the readymade formulas which cause tastelessness of the tongue and reduce the digestion capacity. Hardly have they prepared a shake with fresh fruits and milk, a strawberry shake or a mango smoothie. They have no time to cut vegetables and make a stew and feed the kid and instead they depend on the companies to give them ready-made foods and convenient foods. They in-turn make them lazy and spoil the kids appetite. Why did our grandparents feed us natural food? They were benefited and they spent less and they had lots of time in spending with the kid and physical activity was good. Lifestyle is the main reason which makes complications in the life.
Go in for a steamer than buy a ready-made baby food. Give her a natural shake may be with dry fruits than go in for these formulas. Make porridge at home than getting a ready-made one. Check the internet for recipes.
Helene Goldnadel suggests spending time with the kid. Cut commerce. Make them psychologically happy. Give them company. Don't make a baby bed and make them sleep with you so that they find the love and bondage. Give them a nice massage and a bath which strengthen their bondage with you. Make a good pudding at home or a nice cake than feed them a chocolate or a mousse from outside.
Keep them happy and healthy which will make them stay away from obesity
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|Posted by [email protected] on February 10, 2019 at 6:55 AM||comments (0)|
All of us have been gifted by the almighty with some kind of creativity. Some people may be good in painting, some in cooking, some people are talented writers and poets and so on. Crafting is something that showcases your creativity and nurtures your talent, especially of your children. There are many easy craft ideas, which may be helpful not only enhancing your child's creativity but in many other ways, as it gives you an opportunity to spend time with your child and get involved with him. This will make them involved as home craft ideas are always very interesting.
If you run short of the ideas, there is a plethora of websites having thousands of home craft ideas. You can use them as it is or modify them as per your choice. Children need support from their parents to complete any craft project and when the project is completed it enhances their confidence and gives them a sense of accomplishment.
Helene Goldnadel suggests while selecting a craft project for your child, you must consider his interest and age. It may as simple as making a ship using matchsticks, or making different masks from chart papers and so on. Making handmade greeting cards on various occasions also is a good idea of showcasing your talent and saving money at the same time. You may use different material for making these cards from paints, to glitters, to mirrors, talk sheet etc. You may not need to spend a lot of money every time, there are many craft ideas which can be made by using many waste materials from your home.
Doing creative work not only improves ones skills but also helps in the development of the overall personality of a person. Craft work also saves a lot of money too and at the same time helps you spend leisure hours doing some creative work. In their free time your children will do craft work rather than wasting their time in watching T.V. Instead of spending money on those expensive lamp shades, you can just buy some textured or handmade paper, colors and some sparkle to make your own lampshades at home. Doing this work with your children will help them gain interest in such activities and help them bring out their own imagination. Apart from that this will give your house a warm look and present your creativity.
It can be even more fun doing it with your friends and family. You can tell your child to ask his friends to come over and hold craft competitions like paper bag making competition, wrist band making competition, card making competition etc. For this you can provide them with material like paper, scissors, glue, ribbons, glitter etc. This will help them to understand community living and sportsmanship. Further it will help them in exchange of creative ideas and views. You can also hold best out of waste competitions among your family members with waste carry bags, cloth pieces etc. This way your waste too won't go waste. At the end this will help you as well as your children to broaden their imaginative horizon and improve their skills and way of living.
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|Posted by [email protected] on February 4, 2019 at 7:00 AM||comments (0)|
Often we're so busy with trying to teach our children the practical side of things we forget how wonderfully creative they are. Between teaching them to read, tie their shoes and brush their teeth, sometimes one of the most important lessons is lost - learning to think outside the box - to think creatively.
In addition to work as a parenting coach, Helene Goldnadel often coach people on their careers and one of the biggest requests she hear from employers is that they want someone who can problem solve in really creative ways. It's not only artists who are creative, but also the best inventors, scientists; physicians...essentially the best people in any field are able to think creatively.
How can we nurture this in our children?
We tend to tell our children what to do and how to do it. When they do it differently, we tell them they're doing it wrong and correct them. Instead, consider the following tips by Helene Goldnadel - to help your little one keep his creativity growing.
When kids learn to think creatively, they tend to develop a love for naturally learning things. They become more self-reliant and confident.
Creativity is more than painting and drawing - although that can be a good start. Creativity is incredibly valuable because it helps children grow up to be inventive problem solvers.
|Posted by [email protected] on January 24, 2019 at 7:05 AM||comments (0)|
Children are naturally creative creatures. They don't have the limits that adults have learned through life experience. When children are very young, they explore the world because of natural instincts that they have which encourage them to learn about their environment. Through exploration and observation, children often get creative in ways that adults never thought the children could be. Children don't think of it as art, or really think of it as anything at all, other than enjoying the pleasure of sensory exploration. Parents who give their children room to explore will also find that their children are more inclined to express themselves creatively.
Let Kids be Kids
One of the biggest issues with parents is that they push their children to be more than what they are, constantly comparing them to books and the rate of development of other children. When parents learn to appreciate their children for the accomplishments and interests of their individual child, they will find parenting to be a much more enjoyable journey, as will the child. As Helene Goldnadel says that creativity is developed through a sense of freedom, which only comes when restraints are limited.
Provide the Setting
Parents should keep their home safe for children, but also allow them to explore the world around them, providing exploration opportunities at every turn. For example, parents might put a sheet down on the floor for the baby to play on, but the baby enjoys the texture of the carpet. Therefore parents simply need to keep the carpet clean. Montessori sensory materials also provide sensory stimulation for children. Keep in mind that children are not having academic thoughts during this time. They are operating on sensory signals and instincts. By stimulating those sensory signals and instincts with normal items around the house as well as Montessori sensory materials, the child is encouraged to explore and, by default, to create.
Curb the Need to Control
Parents almost always feel as if they need to guide their child in every area. Take a simple drawing of the sun, for example. Children will draw the sun as they like, until someone shows them to put the partial circle in the corner. Although parents don't realize it, by demonstrating these little tricks, they limit the child's creative expression. After all, that one tip with the sun just took unlimited ways of drawing a sun and turned it into one boring little partial circle in the corner.
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|Posted by [email protected] on January 16, 2019 at 7:05 AM||comments (0)|
It seems like a very simple question as to whether your child is a creative or analytical thinker. Before we get into the details of it, let us first understand as to what means to be creative and analytical and how the brain functions for one to be either.
The brain is primarily divided into two hemispheres mainly the left and right. Both sides of the brain perform different actions and process data differently. The right side of the brain looks at etc whole picture and then at the details. The right brain process data more intuitively whilst focusing on visuals. The left brain on the other hand, is verbal and analytical. It takes in the pieces sequentially, analyses them and then creates the whole picture.
The creative thinkers are more likely to think in pictures and the whole while the left brained analytical thinkers are more likely to think in words and sequences. There is nothing good or bad about being predominantly left or right brained i.e. being creative or analytical. Making a statement that a child is creative or analytical simply means that a particular side of their brain is more dominant than the other.
It also means that both sides of the brain can be developed to work equally well. It requires training, but can very easily be done. Teaching a child to develop both hemispheres of the brain so that the child can make use of the required faculty as and when needed
To know whether your child is predominantly creative or analytical, various online tests are available for you to use. This is just to give a clearer picture as to which side is more dominant. Or you can just observe your child and come to the conclusion. Creative children are sloppier than their analytical counter parts that prefer to have things on order. It also shows in their choice of toys. Creative children opt for toys and games that let them use their imagination while the analytical ones go for constructive problem solving type games like puzzles.
Whether your child is creative or analytical is no measure of your child's capabilities it is just a part of it and should be treated such. Many parents like to have their children analyzed so as to take further action accordingly, however its best to provide them with overall experience of everything and let them choose and grow on their own accord.
Don't be surprised if one day your creative child comes in having made a Lego house with even the minutest of details or your analytical child comes home with an A at painting. Helene Goldnadel suggests you to don't put your child in a labeled box of being creative or analytical. Your child is so much more than a label and a box.
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|Posted by [email protected] on January 10, 2019 at 6:40 AM||comments (0)|
If you want to help your child become a better learner, keep them active! Physical activity helps develop children's brains as well as their bodies.
Researchers have proved that children who are active, who play team games, participate in physical activities of some kind, not only learn more when they are being active but retain more of what they learn for a longer time than children who are less active.
Helene Goldnadel says that children need three sets of learning skills; physical, emotional, and cognitive. Physical learning skills make up the first, and most important set of skills a child needs, without these it is very difficult for a child to develop the other two sets of skills.
Physical learning skills are the skills that allow children use their body and brain in ways that promote learning. They includes such skills as good eyesight and good eye movements, good hearing and good listening, good running and good sitting. Without these skills children cannot begin to learn.
Active children are more likely to have developed the physical learning skills they need and are therefore more likely to learn more, and remember what they have learned for a longer time.
Make sure that your child does something active today. Go for a walk, run for a bus, even take the garbage out!!
|Posted by [email protected] on January 5, 2019 at 6:45 AM||comments (0)|
There are many people who suffer from one disability or the other, with the only difference being the fact that some of these are more severe while some can be cured. Among one of such problems that can be cured and must be cured is the learning disorder. This disability not only troubles the person who is suffering from it, but also others who are around him.
From a very early age, a child suffering from this disorder is given remedial teaching for helping him overcome this. However, as he grows, he learns to identify that he is not normal in all aspects, and sees how he is not faring as well as his peers. This makes him go even deeper into a psychological shell of sorts, and he becomes isolated, always trying to remain away from any kind of interaction, which even further deteriorates his condition.
Another typical characteristic of patients having this disability is that they always prefer maintaining relations with those who are experiencing some or the other difficulty in leading a normal lifestyle. This is also because of the fact that things which normal adults can easily do as a part of their routine are extremely difficult for a person suffering from the learning disorder. Further, if he gets into a romantic relationship with a normal person, it would be a very harsh experience for him, since he would not be able to take the emotional fluctuations that are omnipresent in every relationship.
Hence, the near and dear ones of a person suffering from this disability need to have a lot of patience and understanding for ensuring that not only does the person continue to lead a fairly stable life today, but also has a substantial chance of recovery in the future. Remember, it's not only physical disabilities that are painful for the person suffering from them. Mental problems are sometimes even worse than what one can see on the surface. Make sure you do the right thing!
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|Posted by [email protected] on December 30, 2018 at 5:25 AM||comments (0)|
Being impressive and innovative at young age is a sign of great success. This creativity can be developed from childhood. The creative and funny behavior of a child is very important to do well at school. These activities will help your child to perform well and have fun in every situation whether it could be home, schools, or some holiday visit.
There are many easy and funny habits that will help in encouraging creativity in the children at home and this practice will be funny for you too. Helene Goldnadel discusses some of them below:
Playing creative Games - Playing games with your kids should always be a great fun. When a normal playground game doesn't seem innovative, the let your creativeness takes over. Try to play imaginary games with your child or make some game by engaging with the kid. These types of inventive games will make your child to stay dynamic and keep amused for long hours.
Making a new story - Stories are full of knowledge and wisdom. Children are interested in listening to stories right before the bed time. Try to make a new story every time for the kid, and it must be innovative, humor and some kind of knowledge too. It will help children to think of what can happen in some particular situation. You can engage with your kid by making up an interesting story together, inspiring your teen to think of what is going to come about next.
Make Drawings - It is real fact that an image can speak thousand words. Instead of making your child to learn by writing things, inspire your kid for making drawings. Research on children shows that drawing help kids to remember things and learning new things too. And image can stay for longer time in a kid's mind. Drawings and Paintings are real source of creativeness.
Artistic work - Well, it might be cluttered but let your child to get some finger paints and chart papers and let them draw and decorate whatever come in their mind. It's going to be a funny approach of presenting them that there are no limits for success and they can attain anything if they want to get it.
Spending time with your kid - This is the most important way in which your teen can learn new things and habits. Stay together with your child while drawing, painting, or making something else, and in this way your child will get the opportunity to learn many things which they might not have come up on the other hand. You can help them in understanding different scenarios of different tasks.
Singing and Dancing - Music is the way to peace. Encourage your child to sing or play some music instrument. Singing and dancing is an art as well as the best way to overcome stress. Get involved in some drama or play, which will help in exploring the creativity in your child.
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|Posted by [email protected] on December 20, 2018 at 5:10 AM||comments (0)|
Once you have discovered your child's learning styles and multiple intelligences. There is a good chance you will discover they are at odds with the way lessons are traditionally taught in the school system. How can you go about making sure your child gets the best opportunities to learn? Here are some strategies discussed by Helene Goldnadel a life coach and child development teacher:
Get To Know Your Child's teacher - This should be your first and most important step going forward. Teachers want their students to succeed but in most cases the deck is stacked against them. Standardized testing, rigid curriculum, cost cuts, large class sizes, and lack of support are all challenges that teachers face every day.
Getting to know your child's teacher gives you and your child an advantage. It lets the teacher know you are involved and concerned about your child. You can pass on valuable information - such as your child's different learning styles and issues they may be having that the teacher is not aware of.
Scheduling a face to face meeting with your child's new teacher each year should be a priority. Call and find a time that is good for them. Dropping in or trying to discuss your child at the end of a school day is usually frustrating and not successful as the teacher needs a clear head and schedule to absorb and address your concerns.
Come Prepared - Make the most of any meetings you have with teachers by being prepared. Create a list of the issues you want to address and have an idea of what outcomes you would like to see. It shows you are proactive and, if you offer solutions instead of just a whole bunch of problems, you are more likely to get what you want.
If your child is having difficulty in school because of their preferred learning style or multiple intelligence, look for solutions that are easy to implement in the classroom. See if there is any flexibility in how projects are done.
If your child is an auditory learner, see if they can do a presentation as opposed to a written report. If they are Kinesthetic see if they can get up and stretch from time to time. Incorporating stretching exercises, even for a few minutes at a time throughout the day, makes all students learn better. If your student is visual, practice good note taking skills at home and have kids write down any instructions they receive verbally. This will help them process the task at hand.
Offer Assistance - If there are any ways you can get involved, teachers are generally very grateful for the help. Does your child's class have parent helpers? Sign up!
See if there is any material the teacher needs that you (or a parent association, or community member) could help provide. There are lots of free resources out there that teachers don't have the time to track down. Many teachers operate on a tight budget, and any "extra" things such as art supplies or teaching aids that do cater to other learning styles are usually bought out of the teacher's own pocket. It gets expensive to be a good teacher.
If there is a skill you have that you can share that might benefit the students, see if you can come in and teach a lesson. If your child is Kinesthetic you could teach a quick lessons on exercises you can do while sitting in their seats (look up instructions for exercises to do while flying for ideas). This wold be great for students who have to be active while they are learning.
Find Out What You Can Do At Home - Ask your teacher for suggestions on ways you can help your child learn better at home. See if they can recommend any extra resources for you. It might take your child a little longer to finish their homework if you have to present it in a way that fits their learning style but it is worth it!
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|Posted by [email protected] on December 16, 2018 at 6:40 AM||comments (0)|
Most parents have a concern about their child being ready for kindergarten or not. You want to start your child at the right time too. If too early, it's a difficult experience. If too late, the child will get done with school at a much later age. There are some things Helene Goldnadel a life coach believes to look for to make sure your child is potentially ready for kindergarten.
Have your child been socialized with other children? If your child hasn't been around other kids, you might want to work on this. You need to know your child will get along with other kids and understand basic respect. This is normally learned through types of daycare, church functions, preschool, or other activities where your child is around other children.
Is your child emotionally mature enough to be apart from you? If your child is clingy and has strong emotional attachments to you, you might have to wait another year.
Can your child learn basic skills? If your child is already been learning things like the ABCs and numbers, this is a good sign that they are ready to learn in a classroom environment. While your child doesn't need to know all of this before entering kindergarten, it sure does help.
Can your child focus? If your child has very little attention on anything, school is going to be difficult for him or her.
Is your child interested in learning? If you have noticed that your child is asking questions and seems naturally curious about the world, this is the perfect time to be in kindergarten. This will give your child the learning they are looking for.
If your child is in preschool, it's easiest to talk to the teacher there. They will have more insights on whether your son or daughter is ready for the next grade level intellectually and emotionally. Don't pass up on this advice.