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5 Best Tips for Good Parenting

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parentingWe all know that children are special and each child needs to be treated in an equally special way. We, as parents, are responsible for our child’s behavior in the society as well as towards the society. It is our responsibility to provide proper grooming to our children so that we can proudly say that “Yes, he/she is my child and I m very proud of him/her”. Parenting cannot be defined in a sentence as its definition is very vast. It is not a standard term which can be applied on all children; rather, its definition varies from child to child as every child is different and needs to be handled distinctly. We need to consider the following things while dealing with children:

1. Every child is prerogative: Parents should consider their child as a privilege, a gift given to them by god. Every child born is a beginning of new life in this world and a moment of joy for the entire family. The child SHOULD NOT be considered as an investment or be treated as a liability; rather he should be accepted as a god’s gift to the parents.

2. Love your children unconditionally: Just like you would want your parents to be with you forever, your children would also look for love from your side especially when in their young age. It’s time to repay your parents love to your children. Love your children and care for them too. Get them things which make them happy, not always though. Love is an equal and opposite reaction, the more you love your children, the more will they love you. Always try and create a jovial and an affectionate environment around them.

3. A healthy and a friendly relationship: Try your best to maintain a friendly relationship with your children throughout your life. A child may be shy in sharing his thoughts with his parents but will never hide anything from his pals. So if you maintain an image of a friend instead of a strict parent, your child will never hide any of his feeling from you and his life would become an open book in front of you. It would also be easier for you to guide him during his ups and downs in life with the help of your own experiences. You should always listen to the child first and never jump to conclusions immediately. Always keep in mind the difference between your age and the maturity of his mind. The child will not be able to think like a parent but it is the duty of a parent to think from a child’s mentality. Do remember the time when you were at their age and the decision you would have taken being in that particular situation.

4. Bring back the child in you: Remember all those things which you used to do when you were small. Sit back and enjoy those special moments as your child will bring back those sweet memories into your life. You may also want to join him in his notorious acts and behave like a child most of the times. Don’t feel shy to do all this as god has sent this special gift to you as he wants you to become happy and live your childhood again. Play, laugh, crawl, shout, jump and do all sorts of notorious things along with your child to keep alive the child in you. You are definitely going to enjoy this wonderful experience.

5. Child safety is really important: Parents should always consider child safety as one of the priorities in their lives. While indoor while safety can be taken into account with buying things like baby monitors, small barricades for stairs and switch covers etc., the outdoor safety products can be a convertible car seat, a stroller and a shield from the sun etc. Taking child safety as a priority will ensure that the child is safe at all the times and hence lives a healthy life always.

How to Teach Your Kids?

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Kids being the most innocent souls on this planet follow and apply things which they see and learn. So if you make them learn certain good things, they will apply the same throughout their life. At the same time we also need to be aware of things which we would not want them to learn, be it from their parents or from the society. We will have a look at various things which kids learn from the society at different age groups.

For young kids aged between 3 to 6 years

Children at this age group generally enter the kindergarten or playschools. This is the first time in their life that they are going to be left in the company of strangers, entirely for a certain period of time. This is the time when they get to interact with kids of similar age groups and make the first friends of their life. Kids at this age are not only taught about good and bad habits, but are also taught about various ways on how to behave in the society. They are also made to perform minor physical and mental activities in order to help them develop their physical and mental abilities. Children at this age are also taught about the Do’s and Don’ts of the society as well as the basic etiquettes and behavior.

If your child is going to a playschool, you should ask him/her about the various activities he/she performed at the playschool. You should ask your child about the friends he/she made today at the playschool or what all things did the teacher discuss with them. Keeping a friendly relationship with children from an early age will help you in knowing the child’s mentality and behavior at a later stage. Also, developing this habit of sharing things with each other will develop a sense of security and companionship between the parents and children.

The children must also be taught about potty training, if not already done so, because it is one of the most essential ways to keep a good hygiene and also helps to reduce the embarrassing moments of parents while they are out with their kids.

For kids aged between 7 to 10 years

Kids at this age are generally in regular schools and out of their kindergartens. They are now in the territory of more discipline and punctuality unlike their playschools. They gradually understand that they are also surrounded by children from the opposite sex. This is the age when they tend to laugh upon petty things like underpants, love, kiss, who likes who and stuff like that. They might tend to hide such things from you but being an understanding and educated parent, you should not give much importance to such topics or try to humiliate children over such petty issues. For instance, if your child tells you something about a girl who sits next to her in the class and you start teasing him by her name every time, he might feel offended and would gradually stop telling you other stories which happen in the class. You might not want this to happen so just be patient, relax and listen to his daily gossip about what happened today at the school without reacting much. Don’t be judgmental without listening to the complete story; don’t act immediately even if the child has done something wrong at school, try to understand things by putting your feet in his shoes and realize the fact that unlike your mind, his mind is not mature enough. Think about the solution which you would have done, had you been at his age. At last, make him understand about any mistake that he might have committed and forgive him for the same with a warning such that the child does not commit the same mistake in future.

What Sort of Baby Clothes to Buy?

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baby clothesBabies tend to grow at a very fast pace especially when they are very young. What you are likely to receive while your baby is still growing is heaps of baby clothes as gifts especially from your closed ones and your relatives. However you won’t be able to use them for too long as the baby size increases rapidly at this age. This is definitely not the right age for buying expensive clothes for your baby if you are a wise buyer. You can still start buying clothes for your infant if you follow these tips wisely:

1. Shop for one size large than what fits your baby: Being a smart buyer and knowing the fact that the baby is still in his fast growing years, it is a wise decision to buy one size ahead of your baby’s actual size. This will allow the baby to wear his baby clothes for a longer duration however these clothes can also be worn at this age as there is not much difference in the subsequent sizes. For example, babies who are 6 months old can wear clothes of size range 9-12 and so on. Also, there is a specific type of baby monitor which fits into a t-shirt and monitors the baby movements.

2. Do Sales Shopping of baby clothes for the next season: If this is the end of the season and there is sale in the market over baby clothes for the current season, it is a wise decision to make a purchase at discounted rates for the next season keeping in mind the age and the size of your child when he will be an year older than the current age. You may look for one size bigger than the actual size but the good thing about this is that you are buying it at a discounted rate, isn’t that amazing!!

3. Make an online research before buying baby stuff: This is a general advice which is not only specific to baby clothes but to all the baby products that you wish to purchase for your little one. It is always advisable to do a complete research of the brand, price and variety of the baby products that you wish to purchase for your baby this season. You will never find all the varieties displayed at the nearby store, nor you will find all the brands in the store to compare from. It is always sagacious to compare stuff online and also look for stores where discounts and sale is on. While researching, you will also come to know about stuff which you have never seen or heard about. You can also go for online shopping, purchase baby clothes and other baby products with heavy discounts or attractive deals online. Another advantage which you can get while shopping baby clothes online is custom made baby products. For instance, you can select your favorite color of baby t shirts, pants, shorts etc and even get your favorite baby quotes done on them. Online shopping for baby products can be fun and exciting as it also helps you get reviews from people who have already tried and used various baby products. These reviews can be really helpful for first time moms. Some websites even offer customer care support over the phone as well as over the chat so that you can get detailed information about their baby products before buying them.