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.

RIGHT AGE

What is the Right Age to Send Your Kid to Play School or School?

Right age. Speaking of maturity, this component is a major one. School readiness exists if your answer to these clues is affirmative

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What is the Right Age to Send Your Kid to Play School or School?

Every mom thinks that her child should be the best one and learn everything at the proper age. So she started thinking to send her baby to play group or school.

Parents generally start to think of this once their child has crossed first year of his life or when they see some other young kids going to a play school. Generally this a conversation starter to moms who meet each other in the garden during evening strolls. Play School is quite a confusing term for people who know that it is also the name of a toy brand.

But right now the play school that we are referring to is a nursery school that children attend for just a few hours per day. As warranted by the age group, the educational component is not very rigid. Really, deciding whether and when to send your kid to play school is more contingent upon other factors, and here’s what you need to know. 

The School Requirements

The school likely has a certain age requirement for the playschool program, whether it be 18 months or two years. Generally, schools are pretty strict with their requirements, so your child will need to make the cut-off date. Let’s say only children who will be 2 years old by December 31 are permitted to join, and your child was born on December 29. When birthdays fall that late in the year, you usually have the option to wait an additional year. Whether or not to do so depends on the maturity of your child.

Maturity Level

Speaking of maturity, this component is a major one. Of course, no toddler is going to be super mature, but some can be mature for their age. If your child still desperately needs to be around you at all moments, it might be better to find a gentle separation program first. However, on the other hand, children who have a strong sense of independence often thrive from such programs. There are some clues that you can use to determine your child’s school readiness age. 

Educational and Recreational Needs

You must also consider where your child is in terms of educational and recreational development. For example, if he or she has never socialized with children of the same age, if he or she is the only child with both parents being working, if he or she is the only child at home then all such cases going to a play group is a very good idea. Children get to meet other children of the same age, starts to interact with them. It has been seen that this kind of setup also helps a child with a speech-delay.

The General Age

There is a general age slab for admission in pre primary age. Play schools generally allow children from age 18 months to 2 years as their youngest enrolls, where as many formal schools have lower Kindergarten as their entry level class. 

When you are considering sending your child to playschool, the first step is to find out if he or she even qualifies based on his or her age. If you’re still uncertain about this decision, call the school to see if they offer trial sessions or a program where you can stay with your toddler for the first few days.

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

RIGHT AGE. What is the school readiness age for your child ?

. It is easy for parents to answer this. School readiness exists if your answer to these clues is affirmative:

What is the school readiness age for your child? This might sound a bit tough at first please. But know that it is the term that makes it sound difficult to understand. It is easy for parents to answer this. School readiness exists if your answer to these clues is affirmative:

  • Is your child able to communicate verbally with adults and other children?
  • Is your child toilet trained to some extent?
  • Does your child have enough independence to be separated comfortably from parents for the length of the play school day?
  • *Does your child have a sense of confidence and an ability to begin to do tasks alone?
  • Does your child have a desire to explore and have new experiences outside the home?
  • Have your child developed the beginnings of an ability to relate to other children?
  • Does your child have the ability to deal with the physical demands of a new environment, such as climbing stairs?
  • Have your child developed the ability to stay focused on an activity or enjoy rhymes?
  • Does your child express a desire to go to school?
  • Is the child used to staying with people other than the mother like grand mother or maid?
  • How easily she catches a cold from other people? 
  • Is the child comfortable with other people except mom and dad for 1-2 hours?

Please note that the parent’s desire/ need to send a child to play school is different from the child’s readiness to go.

Sending a child to play school before she is ready to go could result in severe psychological damage to the child.. You can think of sending her for short durations if you feel she is not getting enough interactions with other children and you are not able to stimulate her enough because of your work schedule.

As your child grows you will have less and less control on his educational environment. In play school you do. Choose the play school keeping in view benefits to the child rather than future worries.

What to look for in a good play school?

Don’t go merely by the name tag or brand name of the play school in the belief that admission to regular schools will be easier thereafter.
Get reliable recommendations from parents whose children have studied in your shortlisted school.
  • Don’t go merely by the name tag or brand name of the play school in the belief that admission to regular schools will be easier thereafter.
  • Get reliable recommendations from parents whose children have studied in your shortlisted school. 
  • Talk to the children themselves and see whether they seem happy and interested.
  • Find out whether the curriculum of the play school concentrates on all round development (including social, emotional, intellectual and physical) or only on securing admission to a regular school?
  • Are the classrooms attractive for children?
  • *Are children exposed to activities that encourage self-expression and development of a full range of motor skills?
  • Are children exposed to books, reading, writing, counting, music, science and nature on a regular basis?
  • Is there a dedicated area for safe, vigorous physical activity and an adequate supply of equipment. Are children supervised?
  • What is the teaching environment like? Are children allowed to be creative or think for themselves?
  • What is the ratio of teachers to children?
  • Are individual temperament based differences recognized?
  • Do the teachers question individual children and encourage them to expand their thinking and problem- solving skills?
  • Does the staff pay attention to the needs of the child?
  • How far is the play school from your residence? 
  • If meals are provided are they nutritious and varied?
  • Do the teachers pay attention to the children during mealtimes – making sure they finish their tiffin?
  • How is the behavior of teachers with the students?
  • Is the principle experienced as a teacher and as an administrator?
  • Does the staff welcome you as a participant, communicate regularly with you and respect your preferences and ideas? 

What are the rules and regulations followed and the fee structure for admission?

Each school has their own admission procedure and fee structure. 

What is the procedure followed for joining in pre-primary school? 

Admission procedure varies from school to school. You need to contact the school for admission procedure. Collect the application from the school, fill up the same and submit along with necessary documents. 

 Where to get this information?

You can get the information about the fee, curriculum and all other things usually on the school’s website or by personally visiting their office.

What are the necessary documents that are needed during admission to a play school? 

The list of necessary documents totally depends on a particular school, still here is a list of things you should carry with you during the admission process. Keeping these things ready beforehand will save your time, energy and multiple visits to the school office. 

  • photographs of your child
  • Family photograph
  • Birth certificate from a civic body
  • Blood Group report
  • Aadhar card number
  • Photocopy of ID proof of parents/Guardian
  • Address proof

This is just a tentative list, schools might demand more or less documents than the ones listed here.

What is the right class for the child in school?

In India, if the entry level class is LKG (Lower Kindergarten or KG 1) then, the right age would be between 3 to 4 yrs. Most schools keep this as 3yrs and 6 months around june end or during the beginning of new session. As this will be the average age of the class.

Before this age a child can only go to a play school or a school with a dedicated class to cater the needs for this age group. In most of the schools, this dedicated class is named as Nursery.

Normally, any  play school has an entry level class as a Playgroup. There are many different names for this level. The right age for Playgroup would generally be more than 1years 6 months to 2 years.

What is the right age for a child for getting admission in a Play Group?

Decision about admitting your child to a play group broadly depends on many factors. It depends on the level of understanding that particular child has. While considering age, kids of age between 1.5 yrs to 2 yrs and above can be admitted to play group. This again depends upon the readiness of a child and the entry age for a given play school.  It is normally seen that even kids of age 1.5 yrs go to a play group and adjust themselves very well.

Going to Play School also gives a tremendous boost to a child’s vocabulary. Children with cases of speech-delays also improve a lot better when around other kids of the same age. They learn to sing rhymes and songs all day long. Their eating habit and independence also improves by eating in the classroom with other kids. And these are the benefits other than the academic portions. 

If a child is smart and mature than folks of his age, is it OK to skip the entry level class and admit him directly to Kindergarten or primary school?

What is the right age for a child for getting admission in Nursery?

The minimum age limit for a child for getting admission in Nursery is 2.5 years. 

What is the right age for a child for getting admission in Lower Kindergarten/ LKG/ KG-1?

Please note that there is no specific age limit criteria for joining/admission in LKG. The minimum required age for getting admission in 1st standard in any CBSE school is more than 5 yrs and 6 months around June. So minimum required age for a child for getting admission in LKG is minimum 3.5 years. 

What is the right age for a child for getting admission in Upper Kindergarten/ UKG/ KG-2?

The required age for getting admission in UKG is 4.5 yrs. 

What is the right age for a child for getting admission in Class 1 / Grade I?

The minimum age required for getting admission in 1st class is 5.6 years and so on. Meeting the age criteria is a must for getting admission in CBSE based schools.  

The age limit varies with state. So, it’s better to visit school to get details for admission and eligibility criteria.

Deliberate Disobedience: How to handle a Toddler

Disobedience – How to handle a Toddler who is showing Deliberate Disobedience?

Do you often get frustrated when your child doesn’t listen to you on purpose? This happens to most of the parents at home or at social gatherings when toddlers do not stay disciplined even after being told or reminded several times. 

The room was full of toys, all scattered. I was surprised by this as this was not the usual habit of my toddler. I asked her to put things in their respective places. This went unheard. She was still playing with some toys in a different room.

Here are some tips which commonly work and are helpful when toddlers are acting deliberately disobedient.
Some tips which commonly work and are helpful when toddlers are acting deliberately disobedient. 

“It’s time to put the toys away,” I tried again, my patience waning. “That means you have to stop and put those cars back in the box.”

I raised my tone of voice a little with a hope that it would lend some weight to it’s importance, but instead she stayed rooted in her place, playing with the cars. Not only that, a smile spread through her face, as if the whole thing was part of a big joke.

How to discipline your child at different ages?

Even for the most patient mom, dealing with a toddler who is not listening to what is being asked to him to do is challenging. This is the point when you get the kind of anger, which you never knew you possess. And this is the time when you want to do anything to make your child listen to you. Things get hotter in your brain when no matter how angry you get or the threats you make, nothing seems to get him to cooperate.

Then a realization strikes and you feel terrible about how petty the initial “argument” had been: talking past his bedtime, not cleaning his mess after reminders, not coming to room when you asked him to. 

Deliberate Disobedience:How to handle a Toddler? Disciplining a toddler who doesn’t listen

When after nagging, repeating and losing your temper, you are still not able to discipline your child. You need to change something in the approach.

Most people punish their children at this point, to control their behaviour or follow a time out method as an alternative.

There are some other ways that can be adapted to discipline your child, which will change both your and your toddler’s behaviour.I then learned an important lesson in what discipline really means that changed my whole outlook and my toddler’s behavior.

Discipline is actually something different from punishments and time outs. Discipline is teaching. We’re teaching children how to behave and helping them understand and express their emotions.

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”

― Plato

Here are some tips which commonly work and are helpful when toddlers are acting deliberately disobedient. 

Deliberate Disobedience:How to handle a Toddler?

1. Make an eye contact: you need to get down to your toddler’s level 

It is always good to look at the situation from your toddler’s point of view, and I mean it literally. The simplest way to better communicate with children is to get down to their eye level when we speak to them. Three benefits of doing this are:

  • Chances of your being taken seriously increases.  Children of this age take everything as a part of play or fun. Your getting down to his level will most likely convey to your child that you’re trying to be serious with your child. Get down to his level so you’re making eye contact and phrase your instructions in a calm but firm tone.
  • You’re being more respectful. When we’re speaking to them from high above children feel “talked down to”. Kneeling to your toddler’s level forces you to speak and address his needs more respectfully.
  • You avoid power struggles. Eye to eye contact makes your toddler feel heard. He gets less defensive and more likely to oblige. Try this and you’ll see his body relax as he becomes more willing to comply.

Point to remember: Kneeling down to your child’s level will help him take you seriously and feel respected.

Deliberate Disobedience:How to handle a Toddler?

2. Find out about his side of the story,find your toddler’s intentions for such behavior. 

Defiance seems to be everywhere. And it surfaces when your child refuses to come to the table to eat. Or when he refuses to stop jumping in the sand pit  (especially after you’ve asked him not to do many times before).

Kids usually don’t misbehave to make us angry. Find your toddler’s intentions and you might see your child was trying to arrange a puzzle right when you asked him to come to the table to eat. Jumping on the sandpit was not to show rebellion, but it was the excitement which he was unaware or unable to contain.

Point to remember: Pause before reacting to your child’s behavior. Be curious to know about why he’s behaving the way he is. Doing so will make him feel that you are on his side and you are ready to listen to his view. 

Always try to acknowledge and show empathy with how your child feels and why he’s not listening before laying out consequences.

Maybe he is feeling tired from a long day and needs your company but unaware of his feelings. Looking for the reason behind your child’s action will make him feel understood, not attacked or scolded.

Deliberate Disobedience:How to handle a Toddler?

3. Keeping your word: give and follow through with consequences

“You behave properly or else [fill in the blank]?” 

Have you ever said so? And then didn’t follow through that [fill in the blank]. False threats are ineffective and rarely implemented

Consequences that tie to your toddler’s behavior are learning experiences, as  long as you follow through. Not following through the consequences establishes limits that your child needs.

Point to remember: Keeping your word strengthens the trust your toddler places on you. While you may not win short-term favor, you’re gaining your child’s trust when you follow through consistently. Otherwise, your child learns they can continue to misbehave because the consequences will never be happening. 

Deliberate Disobedience:How to handle a Toddler?

4. Wisely pick the important things to focus on. 

There are times when parents just watch their children like a hawk and point at every little thing that is not as per expectation. Spending time correcting your child is draining and that too when every interaction leads to fight. 

Sometimes we need to choose our battles wisely and decide which behavior is critical to correct, and which ones aren’t as important. 

There is no set pattern for perfect behaviour. While best behaviour is desired, allow some room for the nuances of life.

Ask and evaluate if what you’re arguing about truly matters, especially in the long run. 

Point to remember:  When you’re willing to pick your battles and keep your tone lighthearted and you stay calm instead of being bossy and mean, your toddler will be less likely to drag his misbehavior and sour mood even further.

Deliberate Disobedience:How to handle a Toddler?

5. Encourage your toddler to listen by giving your toddler a choice

Offering choices can curb a potential meltdown and encourage your toddler to listen. 

Offering choices leads to self satisfaction as otherwise toddlers are always under the rule of adult decisions. This also allows him to voice his decisions. Children feel that we care for them and respect their decisions. This develops critical thinking skills. He will stay responsible for the consequences of his decisions. 

Sometimes offering choices can backfire. So put the choices wisely. Don’t always give choice, limit this option. 

Point to remember: Always stay alert to offer a choice between two parent-approved options, either of which you’d be okay with.

If you are going to market, and your child is unwilling to get ready, give choices like, “which dress you want to wear to the market?” Don’t say, “Do you want to go to the market or stay here at home?” especially if you don’t plan to have him stay.

Deliberate Disobedience:How to handle a Toddler?

6. Explain why they should, what you want them to do.

children are more motivated to comply knowing why they should follow the rules, and what are the consequences when not.

Next time say  “Don’t play with the knife or you might hurt yourself.”

Point to remember: Knowing a reason takes the parent out of the equation and focuses on the task that needs to be done. Children will understand the reason for your concern.

Deliberate Disobedience:How to handle a Toddler?

7. Praise your toddler when he follows the rules 

Point out and praise the good behaviour done by the child. Children thrive on attention. Attention could be of any nature good or bad. 

Love, praise, cuddling, playing or working on an activity are good attention, arguments, yelling, and scolding are types of bad attention. They take both as attention.

Parents are expected to judge the nature of the attention. 

The best way to counter misbehavior is to praise your toddler and give him attention when he is behaving.

Point to remember:  Basically kids want to please their parents. They want our approval and are crushed when we’re disappointed or angry with them. Use that to your advantage and praise your toddler when he behaves well.

Deliberate Disobedience:How to handle a Toddler?

8. Have some weight in you instruction

There are times when parents give the instruction but follow it halfway, this is when the whole effort shreds away. 

When you have asked them to come to bed, don’t let them keep playing for a long time. Your instructions could be crisp and clear. It is time for bed, let’s sleep. 

Point to remember:Avoid negotiation when you can’t.

Deliberate Disobedience:How to handle a Toddler?

9. Use positive language

Use positive language when you speak to your kids. This means phrasing your words in something your child can do, not something he can’t. 

Point to remember: Kids respond better to positive language because no one likes being told what not to do.

Deliberate Disobedience:How to handle a Toddler?

10. Talking will work only after the tantrum storm is over. 

Children don’t listen when they are in a tarturm. Talking will not work. 

Allow the tantrum to subside, stay there for your child, give a hug and allow your child to settle down. 

Point to remember: Once she’s calm, only then can you talk with the expectation of being heard.

Deliberate Disobedience:How to handle a Toddler?

11. Attend them

Listen to your children. Listen to what they have to stay. Their stories might not make sense, still try not to give the empty “ hmm hmm hmmm” response.

discipline without physical punishment

Happy childhood is every child’s right.

How To Discipline Your Child

It is important to stick to some form of discipline consistently for your child. Parents also need to stick to those rules and consequences, if they don’t, their kids aren’t likely to either.

How To Discipline Your Child At Different Ages.  It is important to stick to some form of discipline consistently for your child. Parents also need to stick to those rules and consequences.
How To Discipline Your Child At Different Ages. It is important to stick to some form of consistently for your child. Parents also need to stick to those rules and consequences.

You will find some ideas about how to vary your approach to discipline your child to best fit your family.

From ages 0 to 2 yrs

Ages 3 to 5 yrs

From ages 6 to 8 yrs

Ages 9 to 12 yrs

From ages 13 and Up

Discipline Without Physical Punishment One is not permitted to hit one’s spouse or a stranger. Why in the world should one be permitted to hit a smaller and even more vulnerable child?  Studies show that children who are hit identify with the aggressor and are more likely to become hitters themselves, i.e., bullies and future abusers of their children and spouses. They tend to learn to use violent behavior as a way to deal with disputes.   

Happy childhood is every child’s right.

Happy Parenting! All the best wishes to you on this amazing journey.

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Discipline – 0 to 2 yrs Old Child

How To Discipline Your Child

It is important to stick to some form of discipline consistently for your child. Parents also need to stick to those rules and consequences, if they don’t, their kids aren’t likely to either.

You will find some ideas about how to vary your approach to discipline your child to best fit your family.

How To Discipline Your Child At Different Ages.  It is important to stick to some form of discipline consistently for your child. Parents also need to stick to those rules and consequences.
How To Discipline Your Child At Different Ages. It is important to stick to some form of discipline consistently for your child. Parents also need to stick to those rules and consequences.

From ages 0 to 2 yrs

Babies and toddlers are naturally curious. Whatever comes to their hand reach their mouth too. It’s wise to eliminate temptations from their reach. These temptations and no-nos could be anything like stationery, kitchen articles, TVs and video equipment, stereos, jewelry, and especially toxic cleaning supplies and medicines. 

When your crawling baby or toddler goes toward dangerous or unacceptable play object, calmly say “No”. 

Avoid giving physical punishment to a child of any age. So, let’s see what are the other ways to discipline your child.

Rule you should remember: 

Take your child away from that object or area which is the cause of inappropriate behaviour and distract him or her with some other activity.

What can be done:

  • Timeouts can be effective discipline for toddlers. For example, if a child has been hitting, biting, or throwing food, should be told why the behavior is unacceptable and taken to a designated timeout area. A timeout can be a place like a kitchen chair or bottom stair. 
  • Just keep in mind timeout for toddlers are effective only when it is just a short time like for a minute or two to calm him down.Babies and toddlers cannot connect the relation between their behavior and physical punishment. They will just feel the pain.
  • It is also important to remember that kids learn a lot by watching their elders.So it will be better to make a much stronger impression by doing things you expect your child to follow. For example, by putting your own belongings away rather than just ordering your child to pick up toys while your stuff is all around the place.

From ages 3 to 5 yrs

Ages 6 to 8 yrs

From ages 9 to 12 yrs

Ages 13 and Up

Happy childhood is every child’s right.

Happy Parenting! All the best wishes to you on this amazing journey.

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5 ways child will stop biting.

5 ways child will stop biting/ biting problem in children

When your child bites, you feel bad for the way your child is behaving and also for the victim who nurses a throbbing red mark. You want your child to stop biting. Other parents are appalled. You wish you could just sink into the ground. For your child’s age, this could be the most antisocial work. Understanding why a child bites is key to beating the problem. Not all children bite out of anger or to hurt another child – in fact kids can’t really understand how much pain they’re causing.

5 ways child will stop biting.

 this article will tell you about 5 ways the child will stop biting habit.
5 ways child will stop biting.
this article will tell you about 5 ways the child will stop biting habit. As a parent, to stop biting habit of your child, you just need to understand the causes behind this. Just handle the situation calming next time. 5 ways to stop child from biting.
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As a parent, to stop biting habit of your child, you just need to understand the causes behind this. Just handle the situation calming next time. 

Read 5 Reasons Why do children bite?

In all instances, react swiftly, and keep your cool. Don’t ever – ever – bite back or hit – retaliation could be dangerous. “You’re just teaching them violence causes violence,” But don’t dodge the issue – children need to know immediately that what they have done is wrong.

Here are the 5 ways to stop child from biting:

1️⃣Intervene:

 You need to be observant, look how intense, how frequent the bites are and what are the targets. 

  • One of the best ways is to act before your child has a chance to sink their teeth into anyone. Parents might be slow at doing this, but it is always one of the best ways. 
  • Separate your child away from the person they’re about to bite. 
  • Don’t put them into large groups if that’s where it happens. Plan in advance for their behaviour.
  • Children often clench their teeth before they bite – an unmistakable sign. React swiftly.
  • Take the child somewhere quiet to calm down.
  • If a teething child is trying out his or her teeth, find toys to chew and chomp on.      

 2️⃣Teach them it’s wrong:

  • When your child bites, use simple but firm words. 
  • Try, “that’s biting, that’s wrong” or a firm “no”.
  • If you’re in a group, remove them from the situation. 
  • Explain that it hurts others and why you don’t like kids biting.

3️⃣Teach them to express themselves: 

When things have calmed down, try to help your child find a less painful way to express their feelings.

  •  If a child is biting to show his affection, there are chances he might not do this again.
  • *If your child’s expressing love, teach them to hug rather than bite whenever they feel strong emotions.
  • If your child bites out of defence, show them how to tell somebody they don’t want him or her too close. Teach them to make the “stop” sign (a hand held up) or ask them even gently to push the other child’s shoulder which won’t hurt but gives a clear message.
  • Teach them to come and find you instead if they’re angry.

4️⃣Reduce the effectiveness:

When children bite to gain attention, dealing with it is trickier. 

  • After the first big  incidence, don’t try to reason or explain.Give a firm “no”. 
  • Put your body between victim and biter and turn your back on the biter.
  • Give the victim sympathy and the biter a clear message this is an unproductive way of getting attention.

5️⃣If time-out is one of your methods:

*If time-out is one of your methods, now’s the time to use it.

  • *If the bite was over a toy or treat, remove it for a short while.
  • If a child tries to control his or her mum by biting, try physically putting a part of their body in the way as they go to bite – an arm or a leg, which will stop them in their tracks.

Now as you have read till here, this is an extra tip, which works wonders –

Praise them for good behavior”: Praise them for good behavior and see how the problem fades away. Beware, don’t over do it. 

When to ask for help: Don’t rush to a therapist; seek help or advice from friends and other parents, or teachers. This is very unlikely that you will fail after this, but if you do, then surely visit a therapist.

Happy childhood is every child’s right.

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

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5 reasons why your Child BITES

5 reasons why your Child BITES / biting habit in children

When your child bites, you feel bad for the way your child is behaving and also for the victim who nurses a throbbing red mark. Other parents are appalled. You wish you could just sink into the ground. For your child’s age, this could be the most antisocial work. When your child bites, you feel bad for the way your child is behaving and also for the victim who nurses a throbbing red mark. When your child bites, you feel bad for the way your child is behaving and also for the victim who nurses a throbbing red mark. Other parents are appalled. You wish you could just sink into the ground. For your child’s age, this could be the most antisocial work.

If a child bites an apple it's OK, but biting others is not. Find about 5 reasons why your child bites.
If a child bites an apple it’s GOOD, but not when he bites someone else. Find about 5 reasons why your child bites. Photo by Saya Kimura from Pexels

Not all kids bite, but experts say up every 4th child will do at some stage – mostly between the ages of 2 & 3. It is a phase that passes by 4 yrs, most children have grown out of it. Some try the odd bite and move on, others grow into REGULAR biters.

And when we are talking about regular biters, it’s a serious issue. It hurts to see the victim in so much pain. This could also get your child kicked out of nursery. It doesn’t mean your child is a monster – many biters are otherwise gentle and sociable.

5 Reasons Why do children bite?

Understanding why a child bites is key to beating the problem. Not all children bite out of anger or to hurt another child – in fact kids can’t really understand how much pain they’re causing. “Question yourself what the child is gaining by biting,”

“Think what the reward is for him or her – does he get a huge amount of attention?”

Experts advise parents to try and see biting as a way of communicating rather than just bad behaviour – once we do that, we’ve got more choices in how to respond.

5 Reasons Why do children bite?

  1. Expressing emotion: Oddly enough, young toddlers can bite as a way of showing love. “Toddlers have really intense feelings but don’t know how to show them, “Biting can be a way of expressing their feelings. Mothers often don’t understand why it’s just them who get bitten.”
  2. Experimenting: Toddlers are learning how their body works – they put things in their mouths, and sometimes bite.  It’s impulsive and they don’t mean to hurt. Often, a baby bites someone when they’re teething. Sometimes toddlers bite when they’re over-excited.
  3. Defending: Young children learn to bite as a defence, especially if they can’t talk. Sometimes when children are late at learning to speak, they use biting as their defence. They bite whenever they are anxious or feeling threatened. These children are trying to establish a safety zone. Sometimes changes or upsets at home can bring on this type of biting. 
  4. Controlling: Some children know biting as a method of getting to do what they want from the other children or their parents. They don’t always do this consciously. It may happen when a group of children are jostling to be leader. Sometimes the youngest child in the family bites to gain power. Those who have done this, knows biting is a fantastic way of getting attention, even if it’s negative, still purpose solved.
  5. Frustrated or irritated: Your child wants a toy back. Or they want a biscuit or adult attention, or can’t cope with a situation. They may not understand turn-taking and sharing. Or things may have changed at home or the child feels under stress. Your child doesn’t necessarily mean to cause harm, but just can’t find the words to express themselves.

As a parent, you just need to understand the causes behind this biting habit. Just handle the situation calmly next time. Comfort your child. 

Read 5 ways to stop child from biting. 

Happy childhood is every child’s right.

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

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Is Playschool Education Necessary?

Should you send your child to a playschool? Here's what you should consider before making the decision.
Is Playschool Education Necessary?

Should you send your child to a playschool? Here’s what you should consider before making the decision.


A few decades ago, the concept of playschools in India was unheard of, and few children, if any, attended playschool. Still, everyone grew up into mature, sensible, well read and well-spoken adults. Now however it seems as if every parent sends their pre-nursery child off to a playschool.

Most playschools in India are privately owned, and expensive. If you are wondering whether to send your child to a playschool or not, here’s what you should consider before making a decision.

Time

Do you have a lot of time that you can devote to your child?

If both you and your spouse are working and you don’t have a lot of spare time, you may not be around to teach your child much – with the result that when your child starts school he may lag behind his classmates who have attended playschool. However, if one spouse is a stay-at-home parent and has the time to attend to the children and teach them, you could consider not sending your child to a playschool. Remember that very young children too have an incredible ability to learn. Their brains are remarkably sharp, and it makes sense to put them in an environment conducive to learning at this young age.

Playschool Education – Academic routine

When deciding which playschool to send your child to, try and find something that isn’t very academically inclined. Your child shouldn’t be struggling, trying to learn something like math at such a young age. Instead, find a play school that focuses on letting a child have fun while learning.

Playschool Education – Social opportunities

Play schools also provide an opportunity for children to socialize with other children. In addition, he will also gradually get used to the concept of a classroom in an informal manner, making his transition into school that much easier. So, if you live in an isolated neighborhood or in a place where there are not many other children your child’s age, it makes sense to send your child to playschool. Your child will learn to interact with numerous children at a young age.

Yes, the social benefits of sending your child to playschool are undeniable, but don’t expect miracles. If your child is shy, sending him to playschool will not automatically transform him into a confident person. In addition, you may find that there are other ways to help your child socialize. If you have membership to your local club for example, you could consider enrolling your child in sports.

Routine

Sending your child to a playschool helps ease him into a routine earlier on. However, remember that even if your child doesn’t go to playschool initially, 12-14 years of schooling followed by college will get him accustomed to a routine anyway. Whether or not he continues with the discipline depends on his innate nature and the job he takes up – and not on whether he has been to playschool or not.

What’s the point of homework?

Happy childhood is every child’s right.

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.