Blogger Joanna has collected in his blog, Cup of Joe tips experienced parents. Here are some of them.1.
If your child fell, the first thing to ask him, "are You hurt or are you scared"? Usually children are just scared, or embarrassed. If so, tell us a story about how one day you or the father (or "uncle even, you would not believe!") also fell when I was a kid. Kids love these stories, they help them maintain a good spirit.
If you have the whole family fly on a plane, always take place in the different ranks: let one parent sits next to the children, and the other separately. Switch places every two hours. A proven way to ease the journey for everyone.3.
If you want to attract children's attention at the dining table or somewhere else, start that sentence with: "have I ever told you the story about..."4.
Learn how to draw some simple animals, such as frog, bird, or objects (an airplane, a doll). Children will be asked to draw them again and again.5.
Stopwatch is a great motivator when you need your child to tie laces, eat what is on plate, to clean his room, in General, do ANYTHING quickly.6.
In order to avoid exhausting battle for the "wear a coat it's cold outside please I said now", instead of the first words ("wear jacket") say, "hold out your hands," and then just put baby.7.
Think of a weekly "day of the donut" or "cookie day". Instead of all the time to tell you "no, you can't have dessert", recall: "We eat candy on Wednesdays." The ritual will make the day special, children will look forward to it and at the same time to develop this useful quality as patience.8.
Preschoolers can be asked to choose and pack a long way on the metro or other transport favorite book – it teaches them to entertain themselves. The size and content of the most suitable books with pictures, where to find the hero or object in the thick of things.
9. Kids don't always like to drink some water and pee. Even if they say no, if you put in front of them a glass of water or a pot, they will.10.
Not only is it important to stay with your baby physically, but to fully focus on it. When you come home from work, if possible, leave the phone in the bag and just stay with the child (10 minutes or an hour, depending on your circumstances). Even if you are tired, you have a bad mood, had a rough day at work, forget about everything for a time and interact with the baby, before you prepare dinner or do other household chores. Ironically, sometimes children are too busy to spend time with you – keen to play or do homework, and for full happiness it is enough to know that you are nearby and ready to communicate.11.
You can think of the game: every weekend go to the market and ask the children to choose two vegetable. As a rule, their occupation extremely fascinated. Home can work together to choose new recipes and to try out a lot of useful vegetables: chips, spinach, guacamole of avocado, browned pumpkin green smoothie. A great way to introduce kids to new products.12.
Brushing teeth is one of the most unattractive things for kids to do. Invite a child to choose a song and sing it while he's brushing his teeth. On the one hand, the singing will not let him miss, because he knows the words, and with another – will work as a timer, by which he will know how much is left.13.
Easy into the concern the kids will be easier to cope with anxiety if you take it a rule in the morning you briefly explain what business and event planning that day. For example, if you have a difficult four years in office situation, you can give him time to prepare in advance, tune: "We're going to do a birthday party in the evening, there will be many children younger than you, and you will need to show patience with them, okay?"14.
Children don't particularly like to clean up my room, but I love other household chores: take out the garbage, unload the dishwasher, vacuuming, wash the plate. It remains to find out what your child likes. Start with small tasks, for example, have him pull the Laundry from the washing machine, disassemble the socks. If you have no work for them, but desperately need twenty minutes to yourself, think of your job (but it should sound serious!): "I really need to shift all those peanuts from the package in a bowl".15.
If the baby starts to act up during a walk, ask him to try to go new ways: marching, jumping like a frog, walk waddle like a penguin.16.
It is a good idea to invite to the birthday child as many guests as years your child. Then he won't be overworked and will not be too overloaded with impressions. One year or one guest, four year – four other...17.
At lunchtime go for children to school without warning and go to lunch together.18.
Going to the Playground, bring at least two small toys for new friends. Usually, the kids play next to each other and then begin to play together.19.
Always tell your child goodbye when you leave is important, even if the parting was causing him tears.
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