Parenting Tips – The Value of Storytelling As Part of Education and Family Life

There are numerous writings of very reputable people talking about the many benefits of storytelling, not only in child education, but in family life. What I am presenting here is a personal assessment of the points that I consider most important, with special emphasis on those that are not usually mentioned, but which may be helpful.

The greatest benefit of education, no doubt, is the ability that has a story to convey values. Perhaps we have not consciously made good on it, but if you think, most values more firmly rooted in our own personality came to us from the hand of a story: in “The three little pigs”, for instance, we instilled the importance of working well; “The tortoise and the hare” were showing us that constancy and modesty had borne fruit, and “The cicada and the ant” made us see that it was more profitable to be working than being a laggard.
This is not accidental. Every story, including tales, has a logical argument that unites the different parts, making them much easier to remember.

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Practical Parenting Says Rear Face Is Still the Best

by Collin R Shortino

A new parenting tip: children should be placed in rear-facing car seats when traveling. This was the policy statement published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). It is still safest for children to be placed in rear-facing car seats until they have touched the age of two or until they have reached the height and weight limit of the car seat as stated by the manufacturer. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration supports this.

As doctors always advise this and parents think of them as crazy, the 2007 study by Dr. Basem Henary and colleagues found that children aged 0-23 months who were in forward position were more likely to be seriously injured during accidents. Accordingly, rear-facing car seats proved efficient in providing more support to the neck, head, and torso.

But why do many parents still do not listen to this? Here are some of their common statements.

They feel that their children’s legs are cramped and they fear they will be injured.
The thing is that lower extremity injuries are very rare for children who are in rear-facing car seats. When they are faced forward, their legs swing about and bang on to things in the car which may eventually lead to injuries. When the child is in the rear-facing position, the natural curled up position will keep his or her legs in place but will still keep him or her comfortable.

When children are rear-faced, they keep screaming in the back and it distracts the parents when they are driving.
The child crying and screaming in the car is going to be the case for both forward-faced and rear-faced car seats because children simply do not like to be placed in them. The best thing parents can do is to find or do something that can keep the baby busy.

If this won’t work, be reassured that it is okay for children to cry. Eventually, this will teach them that crying won’t change anything especially if the situation is for their own good.

Some parents have compact cars and the car seat when rear-faced just will not fit in it.
This problem is true and common among many parents. It is also difficult to address it as it is. However, parents should consider carefully choosing the car seats for their children to provide the ultimate protection and safety for them. Also, parents may consider going to shops that specialize in fitting car seats in cars.

These concerns are true and pediatricians understand the parents’ plight. However, practical parenting still upholds the safety of the children in cars and so all these concerns are outweighed by the benefits. When this parenting advice is followed correctly, children will be safer and sounder in the back. Should anything happen, they are protected. Should injuries occur, the good thing is that the impacts are minimized and risks are lowered.

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10 Parenting Tips To Help Your Kids Perform Better in Life

by Preeti Narayan

Want your children to perform better in life and enjoy more success?

Here are ten tips that will help you to motivate your children to perform better…

1. Shower praise and encouragement on them. This is a great way to inspire your children to perform better.

2. Provide safe and supportive environment to your children. Laugh and Play with them. Do things together. Talk with them. Let them express their opinion and feelings.

3. Allow your children to explore and build their natural abilities and interest. For example, if your son is interested in painting, let him paint. Encourage him to participate in painting competitions.

4. Appreciate and praise whatever abilities and qualities your children have. Never compare your children with others and criticize them.

5. Don’t just ask about tests and grades. Frequently ask your children what new things they are learning in school. What fun they had. This helps to create a positive impression in your children’s mind that school is also about learning and fun, not just exams.

6. Celebrate your children’s every achievement, even if it’s small. Hang your children’s craftwork or schoolwork on a wall or refrigerator.

7. Talk with your children regularly to make sure they are not feeling overwhelmed with study work, extracurricular activities and other work. If they are, help them prioritize their work. Ask them to do the most important work first and leave the less important work to the last.

8. Try to remove your children’s fear and weaknesses. The best way to do it is to encourage your children to focus on their strength and good qualities.

9. Make sure your children eat healthy, nutritious food. Also, never allow your children to go to school without a good breakfast in the morning. As research shows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and influences mental performance.

10. Encourage your children to exercise for 30 minutes a day. This keeps the body fit and healthy. Also, make sure your children sleep for at least 7 or 8 hours. Good sleep provides adequate rest to brain which helps to learn better and remember more.

All the above tips are simple. If you use them regularly, you will see immense improvement in your children’s confidence and success.

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