Share your Life Experiences with your child. अपने बच्चे के साथ अपने जीवन के अनुभवों को साझा करें।

Share your Life Experiences with your child.

अपने बच्चे के साथ अपने जीवन के अनुभवों को साझा करें।

Spend some time with your child, talk about yourself. It is very important for parents to be able to communicate openly and effectively with their children. Open, effective communication benefits not only the children, but every member of the family. Relationships between parents and their children are greatly improved when there is effective communication taking place. In general, if communication between parents and their children is good, then their relationships are good as well. We can still make it better. 

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Let me put it differently

My hobby is gardening. That is why the season of rain, greenery brings more joy to me. I love watching plants grow. I feel joyful when around lush greens. When  plants get best environmental conditions they grow and flourish well.

SAVE YOUR CHILD, BY STRETCHING HIS CHILDHOOD.

A blog post by Roshni Shukla, Educator & Happy Parenting Coach on how small things can burden a child, if the activities are not age appropriate.

By profession, I am a preschool teacher, so I am always around lots of energy and positivity. I love watching toddlers grow and get ready for their formal schooling. Childhood is all about joy and happiness.

It is July, season of rain. Best time to plan, design, redesign, shift, your terrace, kitchen garden, balcony, front garden,back yard or any other place that you have. It is also best time for the Nursery owners and farmers to plan for upcoming season. It is July, also season for school admissions. Best time to plan admitting your 2-3 years old to his very first play school, shifting a 6 years old to a formal school, shifting a primary student to a middle school because you think the other school will do justice to your child, shifting a ninth grader to a school which provides better preparatory classes for tenth and higher studies, shifting your confused and still adjusting adolescent to coaching centres that produce a batch of adults with tired minds. It is also best time for parents to choose best subject for their eleventh grader, because, parents think their child is good at their choice of subject, and that very subject will decide the fate of your child. It is know fact, we, the parents know it all. We everytime know what is best for our child. We even know which are their choice of subjects.

Ok, let me not confuse you, with these long and complex sentences. Let’s just consider one part at a time.

Coming back to our gardeners, they put seeds first in green house, in seedling trays. They  make the environment suitable for these seedlings, so they could grow properly.

Similarly,  we admit our toddlers to a playschool or preprimary school setup. Yes, it is true that play schools and preprimary schools are places  which are designed keeping in mind the learning requirements to this age group. It provides separate setup, separate set of teachers, who are smiling, motherly and most importantly soft spoken. The curriculum also gives these schools the liberty to do things at a pace which is not too tiring for the child.  Just imagine if the gardener decides to put some of the seedlings in to the open garden area, within 15 days of their life. Nature is very kind, they will still grow. Gardener, might feel happy, that he has saved his time by shifting the seedlings early. But will this not put some stress to these seedlings? Gardener could have avoided that harsh Sun or heavy rains for few more days.

As parents, we have made plans for our child’s future, a timeline set for everything.

Some parents come to our school, trust us, follow the age criteria and admit their child accordingly.

Some parents come to us with better plans.

” Mam, my child is 2 and a half years old, but I know she is very active, so I request you to please admit her in a class higher than her age group.”

To this, we as teachers tell them, that it will just lead to alot of stress to your child. School will be a new place for her to adjust to. On top of that if she is admitted to a class where all the other children  are one year elder to her, she will have to adjust and cope up with that batch. A batch which is physically and mentally one year elder to her.

Some parents agree, and some don’t.

This lengthy writeup is addressed to all those who do not agree to our request. 

Trust me on this, at this early years of life, this difference in mental age counts.

Imagine this girl sitting in a class learning to hold a pencil in her grip, where everyone else has mastered the prewriting strokes. Oh! and this is not enough, she will be doing some extra effort at home to hold pencil and write, because, parents want her to catch-up with the class too.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE

Be the patient Gardener, give your child, his time to grow, than shift him to the next setup.

Don’t be the gardener who just wanted to shift his seedlings in hurry.

DON’T SAVE YOUR TIME, BY STRESSING A CHILD. 

SAVE YOUR CHILD, BY STRETCHING HIS CHILDHOOD.

I wish this message reaches every parent. If you support this philosophy of extending childhood years, please like, share, comment and follow.

Activity with children during Lock down

Activity with children during Lock down.

As the whole world is following social distancing our kids have to stay home too. And it is bit hard to handle their energy if not channelized properly. Thanks to lots of activities available online, we have lots of options to choose from. Every child is getting exposure to a new mode of learning. Be it their regular classes or hobby classes.

Parents are doing a lot of activities from teaching basic cooking to getting other household skills. We picked up an online workshop on Facebook. Images:

Activity with children. Thanks to lots of activities available online, we have lots of options to choose from. A new mode of learning.  www.happyheartforever.com
Activity with children. Thanks to lots of activities available online, we have lots of options to choose from. A new mode of learning. www.happyheartforever.com
Activity with children. Thanks to lots of activities available online, we have lots of options to choose from. A new mode of learning.  www.happyheartforever.com

Activity with children. Thanks to lots of activities available online, we have lots of options to choose from. A new mode of learning.

Everyday a new activity was the key attraction. I attended along with my kids. They used to wait for Sapna to come Live.
We have made some beautiful memories.

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Activity with children

Life is busy and between work and life responsibilities, the days pass us by in the blink of an eye. Parents have a common concern that they are not able to spend quality time with their children even in the lock down. They wonder if this could lead to developmental delays.

Recent studies have shown that spending quality time is much more important than quantity of time. This is not to negate the importance of time spent with children. Children need high-quality time with parents and caregivers. Quality time spent with the parents and caregiver is most beneficial to children and it leaves a positive effect on them as they grow. It isn’t about endless hours of time but it’s about how you choose to spend that time that truly matters.

As parents and caregivers, we can make choices to ensure time spent with our children is high-quality.

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Activity for Children during Lock down

Activity 01 with children during Lock down.

Activity with children during Lock down

As the whole world is following social distancing our kids have to stay home too. And it is a bit hard to handle their energy if not channelized properly. Thanks to lots of activities available online, we have lots of options to choose from. Every child is getting exposure to a new mode of learning. Be it their regular classes or hobby classes.

Activity  with children during Lock down

Activity with children. Thanks to lots of activities available online, we have lots of options to choose from. A new mode of learning.

We have made some beautiful memories.

Chain pull painting

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Activity with children

Life is busy and between work and life responsibilities, the days pass us by in the blink of an eye. Parents have a common concern that they are not able to spend quality time with their children even in the lock down. They wonder if this could lead to developmental delays.

Recent studies have shown that spending quality time is much more important than quantity of time. This is not to negate the importance of time spent with children. Children need high-quality time with parents and caregivers. Quality time spent with the parents and caregiver is most beneficial to children and it leaves a positive effect on them as they grow. It isn’t about endless hours of time but it’s about how you choose to spend that time that truly matters.

As parents and caregivers, we can make choices to ensure time spent with our children is high-quality.

These series of posts are curated online activities. These series of posts are curated online activities. I find these best and easy to follow from my experience in the educational field.

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Parent Involvement In Early Education

Parent involvement in the early childhood education. Today parents are more aware and involved than they’ve ever been with their children’s development. 

Preschool years are the most important years of a child’s development. Most important cognitive development happens during these preschool years. Parents can help their child to grow to  their full potential, by getting involved actively in the early childhood education process,

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Why is it very important that parent stay involved in their child’s Early Childhood Education?

Except for when it comes to preschool.

Many parents just stay involved in dropping their preschooler off to school in the morning while the teachers take over, and then pick them up at the end of the day. To get the true benefits from early childhood education, parents can include some practices at home.

The Benefits of Parent Involvement in Early Childhood education

Preschool years are the most important years of a child’s development. Most important cognitive development happens during these preschool years. Parents can help their child to grow to  their full potential, by getting involved actively in the early childhood education process,

  • Parent involvement helps extend teaching outside the classroom.
  • Their involvement creates a more positive experience for children.
  • Involvement helps children perform better when they are in school.

Involvement of parent is essential in learning what is happening in the preschool setup, as 

  • Parents support is essential in the learning that happens in preschool settings at home as well.
  •  Parents involved in happening of their child’s preschool classroom or child care facility can establish better connection between what is learned at school and what takes place in the home.
  •  This connection is a key component of a child’s development and supporting further learning.

How does it affect a child?

Not only does family or parental involvement help extend teaching outside the classroom; it creates a more positive experience for children and helps children perform better when they are in school.

Some parents who are in search of preschools for their child, do researches before selecting a school, these researches commonly involve questions like:

Hope you find answers for your query if you are also looking for a early education center or looking for shifting to a better choice.

Road To Healthy Eating*

The road to healthy eating* is easy with delicious recipes from Food Network. Let’s Find Out About Healthy Eating.

The road to healthy eating is easy with delicious recipes from Food Network. Let’s Find Out About Healthy Eating.

Healthy Eating*-Fabulous Food

Have you ever wondered why you get hungry? Your body needs healthy food, and there are many reasons for this.

Healthy food keeps your body working properly.

Why do you eat?

You need food to give energy to play, and do what you want to do. Your body even needs to sleep!

What are calories?

Some kinds of food give you lots of energy. The energy in food is measured in units called calories. Food that is high in energy has a lot of calories.

How are you feeling?

If you want to stay well, you need to eat healthy food. Eating too much of the wrong kind of food can make you ill. 

If you are unwell, eating good food may help you get better.

Why should you try to eat healthy food?

Fresh food is usually better for you as it contains more of the essential vitamins and minerals you need. Try to eat as much fresh food as you can. 

Children need to eat healthy food to grow.

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Healthy Eating*- Eat your five-a-day

You need to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. A portion is a whole piece of fruit, a serving of one vegetable or a fruit juice drink.

What are vitamins and minerals?

Vitamins and minerals are nutrients that are found in fruits and vegetables. They help to keep you fit.

Vitamins and minerals help you to grow.

 Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables can help to prevent heart disease. It will also help to keep your digestive system healthy.

What is the meaning of nutrients?

A nutrient is a natural chemical in food. Nutrients help you to grow and stay healthy.

What is fibre?

Some food is hard to digest. This means it takes a while to pass through your body. Fibre is a nutrient that helps digestion. It is found in many fruits and leafy vegetables. 

Fruits and vegetables contains fibre.

What should you do if you don’t like fruit or vegetables?

Try drinking fruit juice – a pure fruit juice counts as one portion of fruit and vegetables. As you get older, you may find that you like them!

Healthy Eating*- Food for life

You need energy to get fit and keep your body healthy. Some high-energy foods help you stay active for longer.

What are carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are foods that are high in energy. They are very filling, and stop you from feeling hungry again for a while.

Foods that contain carbohydrates include bread, rice, pasta and potatoes.

Playing sport uses up energy, which makes you hungry. You need to eat to get your strength back. 

What are pulses?

Pulses are seeds that grow inside plant pods, for example beans and lentils. Pulses add proteins to your diet, especially if you don’t eat meat. 

What are whole grains?

Try to include whole grains like wheat, barley and oats in your  diet. Whole grains are natural, and are not processed in a factory. They are a good source of fibre, vitamins and protein.

What types of food give you energy?

Carbohydrates provide most of the energy you need. Your body breaks them down into glucose, a type of sugar that the body can use for energy. 

Healthy Eating*- Do you drink milk?

Dairy foods come from farm animals that produce milk, such as cows and goats. Cheese and yoghurt are made from milk, and are kinds of dairy food.

What’s the alternative?

Some people choose not to eat dairy foods, or they can’t because they are allergic to them. There are lots of different milk substitutes, including soya milk and rice milk. 

Dairy foods contain a nutrient called calcium, which is good for your bones and teeth.

Some people prefer to drink soya milk. Soya is a vegetable product.

Are eggs dairy food?

Eggs are not a kind of dairy food, but they are not meat either. They are an animal protein, which helps your muscles and bones to grow.

Free-range chickens are farmed in a natural way, and can go outside to find food.

Why are dairy foods good for you?

Dairy foods contain calcium, which helps your teeth and bones to grow and stay strong. Children need more calcium than adults because their bodies are still growing.

What is food allergy?

If you are allergic to some food item, you have a sensitive reaction to it.

The road to healthy eating

Healthy Eating*- Eating meat

Meat is good for you because it contains protein. This nutrient helps you grow and  repairs damage to your body.

Meat can be an important part of a healthy diet.

What kinds of meat are there?

Red meat includes beef and lamb, and white meat includes chicken and pork. Most fast food meals contain processed meat. This is made from meat, but has other foods added to it.

Do you like meat?

A small amount of meat is good for you, but don’t eat too much every day. Many shops sell alternatives to meat, such as soya and tofu.

Many burgers contain meat, but they are also full of fat and salt. Don’t eat them everyday.

Cows provide lots of our food. Milk, butter, cheese and beef all come from cows.  

What is a vegetarian?

Vegetarians never eat meat. If they are careful about what they do eat, they can still have a balanced diet.

What is a vegan?

Vegans are vegetarians who don’t eat any animal products. They don’t eat eggs or cheese, or drink milk. Many don’t wear leather or wool, or eat honey as it’s made by animals. They get all the nutrients from vegetable products.

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Healthy Eating*- Do you eat fish?

It is a good idea to eat fish twice a week. One of your fishy meals should include oily fish, such as kippers, salmon and sardines. Oily fish are full of healthy nutrients. 

Oily fish contains vitamins that are good for your eyes, skin, hair, bones and teeth.

Why choose fish?

Eating fish adds protein to your diet. Fish are also rich in minerals, and are not as fattening as some meats, for example pork and lamb.

Which fish is best?

The oil in oily fish is called unsaturated fat. It contains a nutrient called omega 3, which helps your heart to stay healthy. It also helps different parts of your body to work well, for example your brain. 

Eating oily fish is good for your brain, and may help you to concentrate on your work.

What are unsaturated fat?

This kind of fat is liquid at room temperature, and can be good for your heart.

Why is fish good for you?

Fish is full of healthy vitamins, minerals and proteins. Oily fish contains a healthy kind of fat that is good for your heart and brain.

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Healthy Eating*- What are fatty foods?

You don’t need much fat in your diet. The two main kinds of fat are saturated and unsaturated fats. Unsaturated fats are better for you than saturated fats.

What shall I eat?

When you can, try to choose foods that are made with unsaturated fats. For example, eat nuts instead of crisps.

Doughnuts contain saturated fat. They should only be eaten as a treat. 

Biscuits, cakes and chocolate contain saturated fats. 

Nuts and olive oil are good sources of unsaturated fats.

Sweet potatoes have more nutrients than ordinary potatoes.

Why should you try not to eat fatty snacks?

Snacks that are full of saturated fats are bad for your heart. Fatty snacks can make you put on weight. Choose a healthy snack instead, such as a piece of fruit.

Is It fattening?

Fatty foods give you energy, but make you put on weight if you eat too much. Starchy foods, for example sweet potatoes, fruit and vegetables, are also high in energy, but much less fattening. 

Snack attack

Sugar and salt are often added to food to make it taste nicer, but you don’t need lots of sugar and salt in your diet. Too much sugar will rot your teeth, and too much salt is bad for your health.

Many snacks contain salt and sugar. 

Avoid tooth decay

Try not to have too many sugary foods and drinks. Sugar that is left in your mouth turns into a sticky substance called plaque, which can cause tooth decay. 

Clean your teeth about one hour after you eat sweets.

Does it need salt?

Many convenience foods are very salty. You don’t need to add extra salt. A salty diet may lead to heart problems.

Oven chips are a type of convenience food.

Why do manufacturers add salt to food?

Adding salt to food is a good way of making it last longer. Throughout history it was used as a way of storing food. It also improves the flavour of some food.

Make a choice

Not all snacks contain added sugar or salt. Next time you are hungry, try eating some fruit, plain popcorn, unsalted peanuts or breadsticks.

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Healthy Eating*- Drink up

You need to eat, but you also need to drink in order for your body to work properly. About two-third of your body is made up of water!

Try to drink at least one or two litres of water a day. Don’t have too many sugary drinks.

It is a good idea to drink water before and after doing something very energetic.

Use this water intake calculator to find out how many cups of water you should drink each day.

Are you thirsty?

When you exercise, you sweat and your body loses water. This makes you thirsty. You also sweat when it is hot, so you should drink more on warm summer days.

How does your body tell you that you need a drink?

When the body needs liquid, your mouth feels dry and you feel thirsty. You need to drink some water to replace the liquid your body has used.

What happens when you sweat?

When you sweat, moisture comes out of your skin. You may feel hot and sticky.

Can you eat water?

Fruit contains water, and is good to eat. About half of the water you consume is in the food you eat, and the rest is in drinks.

The road to healthy eating is easy with delicious recipes from Food Network. Let’s Find Out About Healthy Eating.

What is a balanced diet?

You should eat three meals every day, with one or two healthy snacks and lots of water. Remember to eat food from each of the five different food groups for a balanced diet.

This picture shows how much of each food group you should eat. For example, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, but not much fat or sugar. 

Have you had enough?

It is important to have the right kind of food, but also the right amount. Eating too much or too little can make you ill.

Off the menu?

Some people don’t eat particular foods for religious reasons. For example, Jewish people do not eat pork and Hindus do not eat beef. They can still have a healthy diet. 

Why is it important to eat a balanced diet?

A balanced diet will give you all the different nutrients you need to stay healthy. Eat lots of different kinds of food, from each of the five main food groups. Don’t be a fussy eater!

Are you hungry?

Don’t fill up on fatty snacks between meals. Instead, choose high-fibre snacks. They stop you feeling hungry, because they take a long time to digest.

Golden rules to discipline Children

Golden Rules: To brief up the different ways of disciplining your baby, parents can use these Golden rules. 

To brief up the different ways of disciplining your baby, parents can use these Golden rules.
  1.  Love works: the first and most powerful way to discipline a child is always through love. Try to assure him why he is asked to follow some rules. Also hug him so that he feels loved and respected.
  2. Understand your child: before you start to make conclusions about the situation you are dealing with, try to understand your children’s point of view. You might surely find some reason for his behaviour.
  3. Consistency is key: parents need to present a united front in their approach. 
  4. Stop tagging your children: children can have a poor level of controlling their emotions. But this doesn’t mean one should be tagged for doing a certain kind of behaviour for a few days. She is naughty, nervous, shy, adamant etc. are some tags that are given to our kids. Listening to this every day makes them also believe that the kids themselves behave this way.
  5. Establish some rules: it is important to have some firm rules for children.If Children are allowed to do everything without boundary they will have to face some problems and their consequences. So it is suggested that children should have few set of rules to be followed even at home.
  6. Physical punishment is not necessary. There are many alternative ways to discipline your child.
  7. Distraction works wonder for this age. If you think your child is showing tantrums try to take his attention to other things, which might have potential for your child to  calm down.
  8. Share your calm: you will not be able to make any constractive comunication with your child when he is upset, crying, angry or into any other emotional outburst. Let them calm down before you start teaching them something of their benefit.
To brief up the different ways of disciplining your baby, parents can use these Golden rules.

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