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9 Tips for spending quality time with your child

9 Tips for spending quality time with your child

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 enough time with their children. They wonder if this could lead to developmental delays. Some parents feel guilty about working full time, or experience anxiety about choosing to work out at the gym or go to dinner with friends.

 9 Tips for spending quality time with your child.  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 enough time with their children.
9 Tips for spending quality time with your child. 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 enough time with their children.
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On top of that when you see a social media posts from stay-at-home parents who are able to take their children to the local zoo or work on colors and the alphabet with them only add to this anxiety.

But have no despair! 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.

9 Tips for spending quality time with your child

1. “WE” Time 

     Have a daily “WE” time with your child. Do this face-to-face, if possible; but if this isn’t an option, create a routine for doing so in other ways, such as leaving a note in your child’s lunch bag, posting a note by his toothbrush, or writing an encouraging saying on a shared whiteboard in the house.

2.     Daily Ritual

     Create a special ritual for you and your child—something that can be done every day. For example, let your child choose and read one book with you at bedtime.

3. Say the magic word daily

     Tell your child you love her every day. And tell her how important she is to you and how she makes you feel.

4. Reinforce positive behavior

     For example, if your child completes his chores without your asking, do acknowledge it with words of appreciation.

5. Meal Minutes

     Make and eat meals with your children whenever possible. If time is limited, look for simple meals that require very little preparation, or grab a healthy snack such as an apple and sit for a few minutes and chat with your child.

6. “You Choose” Activity

     Schedule time for doing an activity of your child’s choosing. Be sure to follow through and complete the activity without any distractions.

7. Play with your child

     Play with your child, even if it’s during bath time or outside before you drop her off at preschool. Every little bit of time makes a positive impact!

8. Be Silly

     Laugh and be silly with your child.

9. NO-Tech.

     Turn off technology when you spend time with your child. Try not to text, answer calls, scroll through social media, or watch television.

To make your relationship stronger with your child you need to spend quality time with them, not quantity of time. Keep it simple and connect with your child in ways that make sense for your lifestyle and relationships. Each connection has a lasting impact and provides the support and reassurance* that your child needs.

Parents play a very important role in their child’s life.

Happy parenting is every parent’s delight.

All the best wishes to you on this amazing journey. This will surely give us an easy life.

If these tips help you in finding your answer, please comment. You can also comment, if you are having any other questions related to parenting. 

Posted in परवरिश में मददगार टिप्स

अपने बच्चे के साथ क्वालिटी टाइम बिताने की 9 टिप्स

अपने बच्चे के साथ क्वालिटी टाइम बिताने की 9 टिप्स

माता पिता का बच्चों के साथ बिताया समय ऐसा होना चाहिए वो सही मायनों में बच्चों को दिया गया विशेष समय हो।

 यहां व्यस्त परिवारों के लिए नौ सुझाव दिए गए हैं:
माता पिता का बच्चों के साथ बिताया समय ऐसा होना चाहिए वो सही मायनों में बच्चों को दिया गया विशेष समय हो।
 यहां व्यस्त परिवारों के लिए नौ सुझाव दिए गए हैं:
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अपने बच्चों के साथ पर्याप्त समय (क्वालिटी टाइम) व्यतीत नहीं कर पा रहे हैं?

आज हर व्यक्ति का जीवन बहुत व्यस्त है और काम और जीवन की जिम्मेदारियों के बीच, दिन पलक झपकते ही बीत जाते हैं। इससे बीच माता-पिता को ये चिंता सताती कि वे अपने बच्चों के साथ पर्याप्त समय (क्वालिटी टाइम) व्यतीत नहीं कर पा रहे हैं। 

उन्हें चिंता रहती है कि इससे बच्चों के विकास में देरी हो सकती है।

ऐसे में जब आप घर में रहने वाले माता-पिता का एक सोशल मीडिया पोस्ट देखते हैं।

 जिसमें वे अपने बच्चों को पढ़ा रहे है, उनके साथ चित्रकारी कर रहे है या स्थानीय चिड़ियाघर ले जा रहें हैं, तो आपकी चिंता और बढ़ जाती है।

आप निराश ना हों! हाल के अध्ययनों से पता चला है कि समय की मात्रा की तुलना में गुणवत्ता से समय बिताना अधिक महत्वपूर्ण है। 

यहां हम बच्चों को कम समय देने की या उनका समय काटने की बात नहीं कर रहे हैं। बच्चों को माता-पिता और देखभाल करने वालों के साथ उच्च-गुणवत्ता वाला समय चाहिए। 

माता-पिता के साथ बिताया गया गुणवत्ता का समय बच्चों के लिए अधिक फायदेमंद होता है। और यह अनुभव बड़े होने पर उन पर सकारात्मक प्रभाव छोड़ता है। 

माता पिता का बच्चों के साथ बिताया समय ऐसा होना चाहिए वो सही मायनों में बच्चों को दिया गया विशेष समय हो।

 यहां व्यस्त परिवारों के लिए नौ सुझाव दिए गए हैं:

1. “हमारा” समय

     अपने बच्चे के साथ दैनिक रूप से बैठिए। आप इससे “हमारा” समय कह कर भी संभोधित कर सकते है। और यदि ऐसा करना संभव ना हो तो अन्य तरीकों को अपनी दिनचर्या में जोड़ें।

जैसे कि आपके बच्चे के लंच बॉक्स में एक नोट छोड़ना या घर के व्हाइटबोर्ड पर कुछ अच्छा लिखना।

2. दैनिक कार्य

     आप और आपके बच्चे के लिए एक विशेष कार्य निश्चित करें जो आप रोज करें।

उदाहरण के लिए, सोने से पहले बच्चे की रुचि की कोई किताब उसके साथ पढ़ें।

3. प्यार का महत्व

     अपने बच्चे को बताएं कि आप हर दिन उससे प्यार करते हैं।

और उसे बताएं कि वह आपके लिए कितना महत्वपूर्ण है और वह आपको कैसा महसूस कराता है।

4. प्रशंसा करें

     उदाहरण के लिए, यदि आपका बच्चा आपके कहे बिना ही कुछ अच्छा करे तो उसकी प्रशंसा जरूर करें।

4. साथ खाएं

     जब भी संभव हो अपने बच्चों के साथ भोजन बनाएं और खाएं। यदि समय सीमित है, तो साधारण कुछ ऐसा बनाए जो आसान है और जिसमें बहुत कम तैयारी की आवश्यकता हो।

सेब जैसे स्वस्थ स्नैक कहते हुए भी आप बच्चों से दिन भर की बातें कर सकते हैं।

6. “आप चुनें” 

     अपने बच्चे को उपयोग में आने वाला चीज़ों का चयन करने दें।

फिर यदि आपको लगे कुछ अनुचित खरीदा जा रहा है, तो उसके बारे में बच्चे को कारण सहित स्पष्टीकरण दें।  

7. अपने बच्चे के साथ खेलें

     अपने बच्चे के साथ खेलें। बच्चे के साथ बिताया गया हर समय उससे व्यक्तित्व विकास को सकारातमकता प्रदान करेगा।

8. मूर्ख बनो

     उनके प्रश्नों के उत्तर में कभी कभी आप मूर्ख बने रहें। या उनसे प्रश्न पूछें।

9. ध्यान भटकने वाली चीजें थोड़ी देर दूर रखें।

     जब आप अपने बच्चे के साथ समय बिताते हैं तो बाकी सब बंद कर दें।

फोन, आ ई पेड,, सोशल मीडिया या टेलीविजन ना देखें।

अपने बच्चे के साथ अपने रिश्ते को मजबूत बनाने के लिए आपको उनके साथ क्वालिटी टाइम बिताने की जरूरत है। 

माता-पिता अपने बच्चे के जीवन में बहुत महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाते हैं।

इस अद्भुत यात्रा में हम सब साथ हैं।
read: What should be a parent’s role in child’s life?

यदि ये सुझाव आपको अपना उत्तर खोजने में मदद करते हैं, तो कृपया टिप्पणी करें।

यदि आप पेरेंटिंग से संबंधित कोई अन्य प्रश्न पूछना हैं, तो आप टिप्पणी भी कर सकते हैं।

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Why toy, games and puzzles are important? 

When children have time to play with toys, they manipulate, explore and experiment. They learn many concepts and develop important skills while having fun.

Why toy, games and puzzles are important? Toy, games and puzzles include a wide range of materials that children can explore, put together, pull and push, stack and create – sometimes for a long period of time. Appropriate toy gives children opportunities to practice new skills. Such as putting pegs into small holes, and to develop new skills. Such as matching pictures that are the same.

 Games, toy and puzzles are almost a basic requirement of family child care. A good toy is one that can be used in more than one way. In fact the more ways in which such objects can be used, the longer they will hold a child’s interest. Also the more value you get from your investment. This is why construction toy, coloured pattern blocks, doll houses and sets of people or animals are so popular. 

A good toy can be used by children at different stages of development; children will simply use them in different ways. For example, 1 year old and 4 year olds both enjoy nesting tubes. 1 year old typically put these toys in their mouth, drop them to see what happens, or just dump them into a container. 4 years old however will fit the nesting tubes together, make elaborate designs and structures with them and name the colour of each cube.

Many of the skills children learn using toys help prepare them for later schooling. For example, when they play with toy/games children learn about math s, patterning and direction.

Here are some ways in which children will grow and develop by playing with toys.

Children develop thinking skills by:

  • Using their senses to explore a toy (going on a plastic ring)
  • Identified colours in shapes ( playing with colour toy or using a game with geometric shapes)
  • Learning directionality (turning puzzle pieces so that they fit together)
  • Classifying objects according to size shape or function (playing with a button box  and dropping buttons in a box)
  • Being creative and solving the problem (trying to create a spaceship with the set of of pick up sticks)

Children develop socially by:

  • Sharing materials that interest them (using toy, games and puzzles together during free play)
  • Playing cooperatively (playing a Lotto game with another child)
  • Taking responsibility (using materials carefully and returning them to their proper places)

Children develop emotionally bye:

  • Experiencing their own power (pounding a toy with a plastic hammer and seeing it move)
  • Achieving satisfaction by completing a task (successfully completing a wooden puzzle)
  • Extending the imagination and creativity (using parkway tree blocks to create unique designs)

Children develop physically bye:

  • Using small muscles skills (picking up colour tubes and dropping them in a plastic container)
  • Practicing visual skills (playing with the set of stacking rings)
  • Coordinating eye and hand moments (stringing wooden beads)

When children have time to play with toys, they manipulate explore and experiment. They learn many concepts and develop important skills while having fun.

Also read,

Do children need a room full of toys? Rethink.