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5 effective ways to good parenting

5 effective ways to good parenting

 

Raising kids is one of the toughest and most fulfilling jobs in the world and you might feel the least prepared for it. But remember how we have grown up at our family, how our parents contributed their efforts for us, now it’s your time and you can’t neglect this responsibility, cause your parenting will build the future of your kids.

Here are nine child-rearing tips that can help you feel more fulfilled as a parent:

 

1. Boosting Your Child’s Self-Esteem:

Kids grow up with their parents, they tend to follow every action of their parents. That’s how they grow their senses. Your words, body language, your each and every expression are absorbed by them, it leads to build their self-esteem more than anything else. Make sure you behave well in front of your kids, don’t sought before them, don’t do anything offensive, that will leave a mark on their mind which they may follow in future.  

 

2. Catch Kids Being Good:

When it comes to parenting, we become very much judgemental to our kids, sometimes it’s good to be supportive instead of supervising them in every step. Suppose if your boss is treating you negatively in every step even if unintentionally, how would you feel?

I meant to say, the more effective approach is to catch kids doing something good on their own, like: “You made your bed without being asked – that’s great!” or I have seen you playing with your friend and you were very patient when you got out” these compliments will do more to encourage good behaviour over the long run than repeated scoldings, praise them for their good moves.

 

3. Set Limits and Be Consistent With Your Discipline:

The goal of discipline is to help kids to choose between good and bad, right and wrong also how to react to certain situations and learn self-control. Discipline is mandatory for every household but there must be a limit to it.

You must be consistent with the set discipline and set a limit too. A common mistake parents make is the failure to follow through consequences. You can’t discipline kids for talking back one day and ignore it the next. Being consistent teaches what you expect.

 

4. Make time for your kids:

In modern day, parents are busy with their jobs, balancing between work life and family life is a big challenge for all, but you have to keep it in mind that the most precious gift you can give to your kids is time. I know that might not possible everyday but like many parents do, arrange a ‘special night’ each week, maybe during the weekends to dine out with your kids, or by spending a quality time with them or else put a special not for them inside their lunch box.

Don’t feel guilty if you are a working parent, you can make your kids feel special even by making popcorns for them, singing songs with them or by doing window shopping. They will always remember your efforts.

 

5. Show That Your Love Is Unconditional: As a good and responsible parent, you are responsible for correcting and guiding your kids. But how you express your guidance makes all the difference in how a child receives it.

        When you confront your kid for doing something wrong, avoid blaming them or criticizing them, that lowers their self-esteem. Instead, strive to nurture and encourage, even when disciplining your kids. Make sure they know that although you want them to do better next time or rectify themselves, your love is there no matter what. That is the ultimate pursuit of happiness for both parents and their kids.

 

Teacher reducing stress

Ways teachers can reduce stress

Teaching kids’ day in and day out is a rewarding career, and many teachers will tell you that they love their job. Teaching is essentially a multitasking job with several requirements of being a parent, a mentor, a guide and what not! It is one of the noblest professions with the onus of developing an individual. The students’ personality, character, attitude, thinking approach and much more is shaped by a teacher. A teacher definitely is an “all-rounder”.

On the other hand, teaching a classroom of kids every day can be quite stressful as it is an iterative process. A teacher needs to teach the same set of chapters and subjects every year. Hence, it might feel very stressful at times. But here are some easy stress busters for teachers to handle stress!

  1. Add laughter to the classroom.

Laughing is the best way to relieve stress. It makes your body feel better by releasing all those toxins and gives you a rejuvenated mood with alacrity. Cracking jokes with the students at times decrease the student-teacher barrier and create a friendly atmosphere. But remember to get them back to their studies soon!

  1. Provide effective discipline measures.

Depending on the age of the student, teachers should customize their approach such that he/she can cater to the need of the student. Being too harsh or too easy is not recommended. A perfect blend will create a strict environment during class with a friendly atmosphere which will help in holistic development of the students.

  1. Add creative expression in the classroom.

When it feels like the classroom is running out of control, an easy movement exercise will help them refocus again. Movement exercises can include standing-sitting, quick-slow breathing, inhale, exhale with eyes closed, or even pin drop silence for a minute or two. These exercises will help them concentrate again.

  1. Keep paperwork organized.

When students submit their classroom assignments, assessment tests scripts, homework and any other such documents, then its highly recommended to organize them accordingly with roll numbers and keep them in separate stacks. Maintaining a separate sheet when the number is large also helps. All these small small things will save time, increase efficiency and reduce stress.

  1. Use hand signals.

Nothing distracts teachers more than interruptions. The use of hand signals is a popular method among teachers to communicate with students without interrupting the class. Simply have students raise their hands to answer a question as usual. If a student needs to use the bathroom, they can raise their forefinger in the air. Teachers can also come up with their own system, but it works well.

  1. Make an attitude adjustment.

When you feel yourself becoming stressed in the classroom, try to think of the situation as a challenge. Keep a positive attitude and realize that you cannot control everything that happens in your classroom, but you can react to situations proactively. Students will eventually follow your lead when they are in your room.

The future of our world lies in the hands of kids and students of the new generation. Their upbringing hence plays a very crucial role which will define our World and its citizens in the future years to come. Teachers are the pillars of strength upon which their students would build up the future world. So, for all the teachers shaping the tomorrow of Planet Earth, Live life stress-free!

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I am an air hostess , I see the world, now I see what my child did at school today

Rajni finished making the announcements and settled in her seat. The lights gradually went dim and the rumble grew louder. She had been an air hostess for nearly four years now but still felt uncomfortable whenever the flight made these turns and noises. However, she never let any of her inhibitions show on her face.
Life had been good to her. She had an amazing family and a husband, who listened. A smile spread across her lips as she remembered how he had surprised her by landing up at the airport with balloons to pick her up last week. Having him by his side made her stressful life a little more manageable.
Rajni noticed the mother in the third row trying to put her child to sleep. The kid would be of roughly the same age as Amit, Rajni mused. Amit had Rajesh’s eyes. He was turning out to be naughtier every day. She wished she could spend more time seeing him grow. Thankfully the School had recently started sending updates using Vawsum. It was a neat application, very easy to use. She looked forward to getting off the flight now and get real-time updates. The picture of Amit playing with colours was just adorable! Her colleagues had all fussed about how fast Amit was growing up.

Vawsum! Making Learning Awesome… Yes, very awesome indeed, she pondered.

A Healthy atmosphere makes Healthy student.

All over the world kids are introduced to new sports every day. Their bodies are asked to do things in all different directions, different speeds, different ranges and different planes. In order to be successful in any sport, children first need to develop an athletic foundation and a baseline of physical fitness upon which they can excel in the sport.

Kids are essentially thrown into sports without any preparation, and left to figure it out on their own. Invariably the more physically gifted rises to the top and the rest get left behind. The end result is that so many children experience failure, and quickly quit their sport (or want to quit) before they can learn invaluable lessons like work ethic, teamwork and the satisfaction of achievement. An athletic foundation and a base level of physical fitness are so important for kids in order to avoid this failure.

Playing any sport requires certain physical and mental abilities, and these can be better developed independently from the sport itself. That’s where VAWSUM comes in. Before practicing and competing in any sport, children need to learn balance, rhythm, timing, motor control of their arms and legs, how to run properly, jump properly, change direction, good diet and so much more. Vawsum helps parents to stay connected with his/her child in the real-time wherein he/she would get to know exactly what the child is eating and how much is the child practicing. One can do this easily with the help of videos, photos, and messages. The teacher can also do one on one conversation with the parent and this would surely help when a student is not doing to his/her potential. This, thus, keeps the parent informed about what the child is doing and each parent can then push the child that extra notch if required. This would then help the child attain SUCCESS and thus, enhancing the growth of the child.

So we can see, that, VAWSUM helps in creating an atmosphere that fosters the healthy growth of the child.