It has never been a secret that people all over the planet experience number one problem in the mornings, and this is waking up. This issue gets even more complicated when it comes to children. Being in the process of developing their sense of responsibility, they find it hard to accept why it is important to wake up early in the morning, especially during the weekdays.
Morning is the key part of the day, and it is important for both children and you to start the day enthusiastically. Sticking to the idea that children are usually following parents’ behaviour, it is important to set the trend. Your words are bound to be compared to your own actions. When you show easiness and desire while starting the day, you inspire your child to undertake the same attitude towards it.
We would like to come with some possible tips that could help you experiment with motivational approaches to the whole matter, trying to consolidate your child’s development and ease your job.
Be consistent in showing example. Becoming a parent means to do things you haven’t been doing before. For example, being a role model for your child in your day to day life is considered important for the relationship between you two. Once you want your child to wake up easily, you need to be strict with yourself about it. Stick to the same waking up time, keeping a few minutes for yourself, before your child is starting his day.
We often hear people saying that when they were younger, things used to be different. Indeed, the world has taken a harsh turn since we were younger, and the activities that were interesting for us a few years ago are no longer presenting interest for younger generation today. However, there is nothing wrong with this twist of priorities. The world may have changed when talking about youth entertainment tools today, but changes are the force of evolution.
Today children are mostly concentrated on activities that keep them busy in front of TV, computers, tablets, etc. They steal children’s attention for hours, often leaving them with no desire to do any other activities like playing games, reading books or even help adults with some errands. Children who play football or badminton in the courtyard have become synonymous to old fashioned. Their hobby collection is often reduced to the list of channels on their TV or the range of computer games. They stay indoors, preferring the solitary activities, online conversations and TV shows.
Numerous researches have been made regarding the power TV and computers have on children’s development. The number of hours spent watching movies, shows, or playing games and chatting online are alarmingly increasing, and become a point of concern for many parents, especially when compared to the number of hours spent on homework or physical activities.
We have proposed to outline a few rules which could be discussed with your child regarding their time spent at TV or computer.
Decide on the programs your child will watch. If you choose and give options of development programs for your child, he will choose from them. While getting the list of options ready, think of the different skills you child can acquire from these shows, fit for their age development needs.
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Photography had grown into one of the most practiced and accessible activities. However, it is still argued whether it should be called a new established art, or remain just a hobby. Doing photography might seem an easy process, yet, it is important to understand how it works in order to create something valuable.
The photography art tools have evolved from film camera to digital camera, counting many accompanying features like camera controls, filters, the variability of pixels, etc. In the last 10 years photography has progressed, making the process of taking and sharing photos more accessible.
Our life is an endless rush, full of stress and worries; we run in a constant search of a safe shelter that would give us peace and harmony. The books are that magic place that could smooth our worries and the constant stress. As for children, they discover them out of curiosity, finding out that books hide inside a whole new world that gives them a spectrum of new emotions.
People had invented books for a reason, as the best way to pass on the information, experience and thoughts to coming generations. The history of books is long and challenging; as all new discoveries, books were not considered beneficial for a very long time. It took many written, printed and sold books before they became a common thing to have in any home.
The reading fan clubs, reading forums, literary clubs, book stores, book fairs – all of these prove how much importance people attribute to reading. Going to a book fair, where books can be touched, viewed, discussed, read, shared with other people – would be a whole brand new experience for you and your children. Book fairs, organized worldwide, give people opportunity to meet and share their love for books with others; they give the chance to see and listen to the author of your favourite books, making this experience valuable for your entire family.
It’s most probable that you have already touched upon this delicate matter of the world of books when speaking to your child. We would like to share some of the benefits of reading and a few arguments why reading is so important for you and your children.
Reading enriches your vocabulary, bringing to your child’s attention unknown words, interesting phrases, idioms and grammatical usage. Also, it has been proved that reading helps improve people’s academic and intellectual background. A good reader is more likely to succeed in school or in his personal and professional development.
As a parent, you are in a constant interaction with your children by helping them discover the world around and their place in it. Most of those major discoveries are made during your children's free time, being driven by their special interests and practiced activities. Eventually, you come to the question of hobbies and their importance in your child’s life.
During the day, children are kept busy with the classes and school assignments, for mostly educational purposes, while numerous after-school activities are meant to define and develop your children’s broad interests and abilities.
When your family is checking for an interesting festival to attend as a special family event, your first focus is on the activities range proposed by the organizers. Normally, one of the most important questions appeared would be: what is going to interest my children? And because we value your time, we want to share some useful advice and steps in finding activities that your children would love!
Observe your children - they will give you the answer. While thinking of a list of activities that will attract your children, research the neighborhood for related interest clubs or groups, think of your availability to take your children there few times a week if it’s the case, and let your child choose.