Parenting Indian Kids
Parenting depends hugely on our culture, beliefs, values systems and also our religion. This board is a resource for Indian parents staying across the globe.
Women have been inspiring, helming some of the most crucial leadership roles globally. 1SpecialPlace celebrates the tremendous efforts by women in shaping an equal future for all. On this International Women’s Day, we take a look at some inspiring women who are changing the disability area in India. We want to commemorate the astonishing achievements of women in the disability area.
Having healthy coping skills will help us to continue thriving and not just surviving even when we are in a tough situation. If you have healthy coping skills, wouldn’t you want your child to have healthy coping skills as well? Teaching coping skills to children can make your child more resilient and mentally healthy.
No one is perfect all the time. Don’t beat yourself up if you are not able to use a growth mindset all the time. It’s an overall way of looking at things. It is unrealistic to be able to use it all the time. Even though it is stated that you can strengthen any skill through a growth mindset but your child may have moments where they are unsure if they will ever be able to learn something.
It might not come naturally to most parents, but speaking positively to our children can be one of the most effective discipline strategies. Click here to learn how to discipline your child using the power of positive words. #gentleparenting #positiveparenting #peacefulparenting
Over the years parenting has been studied far and wide by researchers. However, in recent years, we have seen this parenting research has put more focus on positive approaches. It has evolved into outcome-based rather than risk-based. And this has given rise to what we call Positive parenting.
We all feel at ease if the goals or tasks for the day are laid out. We feel ecstatic after accomplishing them. The same applies to children. Laying out plans for the day, week, or even breaking down a task will put your child at ease. It will avoid the hassle of reiterating the verbal commands given to them or worst go behind nagging them! This blog talks about how visual schedules will help you make your job easier.
Burn Out can happen to anyone and everyone. It is most common to happen to caregivers. Due to a lot of cultural and social factors, especially in India, we are in a habit of completely neglecting our mental health. We tend to pay less attention to self-care especially as parents and mainly as women. We forget the most important thing that is, We can only take care of others when we can take care of ourselves.
1. Join or create a support group for like-minded parents. Having a child with issues can be very isolating. Few stress-relievers are as effective as hearing other people share their story or receiving support from someone who knows exactly what you’re going through. Support groups can meet in someone’s home, online or at a local house of worship, and if there aren’t any groups in your area already, start one yourself! It is empowering to take control, and you’ll help others in the process.
Top 20 tips for parents 1. Listen more than you talk, talk more than you preach To encourage your kids to talk, make sure you listen to them and respond appropriately. Instead of lecturing or preaching, try to take a friendlier route to teach things. 2. Think before you act/speak Your kids learn from you. You are their role model. Be mindful of your actions.
Parenting is a challenging journey and more so, when you are parenting children with special needs. You might feel like punishing, shaming, manipulating or bribing them to control their behaviour. You might have also tried spanking or yelling or timeouts with them. If these methods do not make you or your child feel any better, you would want to try the respectful parenting approach.
Learning letter sounds is one of the first steps in learning to read. While most consonant sounds come easily to kids, vowel sounds can be an entirely different challenge. As vowel sounds are not “felt” as much in the mouth as most consonant sounds, making it harder for kids to hear them. This is evident in kid’s self-made spellings, such as VN for a van.
It might be a common sight to find mothers feeding their babies in front of a television once the baby learns to sit. And if the baby is hyperactive and is always on his feet, the necessity of keeping the kid sit at a place to finish his meal is supported by screen time. Not just television, kids these days have been exposed to digital media so much like iPads and mobile phones that making them sit at a place for few minutes becomes difficult without placing a gadget in their hands.
Slow parenting is a style which allows your child to explore, play and enhance creativity through experience. Often I see children carrying bags on their shoulders from a tender age, getting stuck to the routine of school and curriculum which is bookish. I also observe parents how they run to various coaching classes- swimming, karate, dance, music and the list is never ending, without even stopping once to find out what their kid really enjoys doing.
Every parent takes up a new role in life with the birth of the child. Parents get perplexed in handling their child’s aggressive behaviors, tantrums, obsession with the internet, etc. When parents discover that their child is differently-able, their life journey enters a different path. Loaded with numerous queries, the endless search for information, handling mixed attitudes of society, etc. – the path might become hard; till they are on the trail of the right professional.
😇💝🌼🌸POSITIVE BELIEFS TO TEACH YOUR CHILD . 👉Positive belief can assist with your child's emotional well being, anxiety, enhance their self esteem, confidence and positive self talk. . 💞No one will ever influence your child's life the amount that their own thoughts will influence them. . 🌼Include the following positive beliefs: ✅ I am enough ✅ I deserve to be loved ✅All of my problems have solutions ✅I am loved ✅I forgive myself for my mistakes ✅Today is going to be a great day
💡Few Parenting Tips ! . ❓What to do when your child uses physical aggression like hitting, kicking or biting? . ✅Demonstrate gentle touch . ✅Remain calm . ✅Help them move towards expressing themselves verbally . ❎Avoid Saying: Bad Boy or Bad girl! . 👉The way we react to our child’s lashing out is the key to nipping it in the bud . . ✨When children feel encouraged, they tend to be more positive, behave better, and strive to succeed.