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Parenting of Young Children

  • One of the greatest joys in life is having a child in the house. Every day, something new and exciting happens. However, one of the greatest challenges in life is the parenting that goes along with raising a child. Proper parenting is crucial to keeping your child not only happy, but also safe, Good parenting will teach your child important life lessons, guiding him or her into a stable, happy, and successful adulthood.

    To make the most out of parenting young children, we have provided you with ten specific tips. Most importantly, realize that you will be faced with challenges, days where you feel you cannot go on, but you can and you will. With a lot of patience, the right attitude, and having some helpful tips to follow, you will find that parenting a young child is not so difficult.

    Remember, toddlers and younger kids are high energy, inquisitive, and manipulative. They know the buttons to push to get a reaction out of mom or dad. However, you will find these coping tools beneficial, actually allowing you to enjoy the parenting process instead of dreading it.

    Understand your Role

    In the position of being a parent, you are a life coach, not a judge and jury. Your role involve providing your younger child with encouragement, guidance, and praise, along with high expectations, constructive criticism, and limitations. Typically, a child will accept the role of coach much better than judge or even parent. Judging a child will only cause him or her to pull away, which is something you want to avoid at all costs.

    Focus on the Right Things

    Although parenting young children does involve discipline, you will find that keeping the focus on the positive, the child's sensitivity, hard work, intelligence, caring attitude, and other good qualities will build self-confidence and develop a more willing spirit in the child to mind.

    High Expectations

    There is nothing wrong with setting high expectations for younger children. This means establishing from an early age that you expect for him or her to get good grades, to graduate from high school, to choose friends wisely, and so on. As long as the expectations are attainable and realistic, go ahead and set them high,but not expect something which is difficult to attain .

    Healthy Competition

    Some parents feel that competition is a bad thing but actually, healthy competition is good. Actually, parenting young children and teaching them health competition choices does not mean placing the emphasis on always winning, but instead, of always doing his or her best, not allowing another person to win. Over time, the younger child will gain a new sense of confidence and character.

    Social Involvement

    Each child has to find his or her own way in social settings. If your child does not fit in with a particular group, the "in crowd", do not pressure. Every child has his or her own "in crowd" and as long as the friends are good, support their choice.

    Activity Involvement

    Encouraging your child to get involved in various types of physical activities is an excellent outlet. Some great options include the Boy or Girl's Scouts, school sports, debate, dance, and so. Getting gets involved with an activity that builds both mind and body is another means of parenting young children the right way.

Tips for Parenting of Pre-Schoolers

  1. Use your imagination
    Preschoolers do. Everyday, all day long. Their developing imaginations help them to make sense of their world and since they have limited experience, imaginations help them to fill in the gaps. Imaginative play helps them understand new concepts in a non-threatening way

  2. Why is the sky blue?
    Preschoolers have a ton of questions and rightly so. As their parent, you are the resident expert on all things in life. What a wonderful position of influence! Preschoolers need simple and direct answers, so save the complicated, technically correct answers for their science class in a few years

  3. Be patient
    Preschoolers are eager to learn about everything around them. However, they have limited attention spans and vocabularies. This can lead to frustration! One of our daughters at this age was interested in information she couldn't articulate yet. Sometimes she would sit crying while we would play a guessing game, trying to figure out what she was wanting to know. Over time and as her verbal abilities developed, she grew into an extremely descriptive person. Your ability to stay patient will help your little one develop patience with herself, too.

  4. Sympathize with their struggles
    Along the same lines as being patient is to sympathize and empathize with your preschooler's struggles. Let them know you understand how tough some things are for them and that you are on their side. This age group really likes the idea that someone is their champion; it will help them listen to you even when they don't like what you have to say

  5. Play grown-up
    Preschoolers are wonderful imitators of all things adult. Providing a dress-up box filled with your cast off treasures is one of the best things you can do for your little one's play habits. Read a good book, then act it out together and you'll be your preschooler's best friend for life

  6. Boundaries with a bit of freedom
    Your young child needs to know where the limits of behavior are in your family. So tell her clearly and firmly. Then enforce those limits as necessary. This gives your child a tremendous sense of security and establishes you as a leader in her life; both concepts she will need as she grows. Include a bit of freedom within those boundaries; "you can play anywhere in your playroom or bedroom with those toys, but not in the living room." Such boundaries allow her to practice making small decisions and to learn self-control

  7. Active is best
    Preschoolers need to be active! They are driven to move and explore. So make sure you include plenty of active time in each and every day. Television is not an active time so keep it to a minimum.

  8. Educational toys are more fun
    Look for action-oriented toys that go along with your preschooler's action-oriented drive. One-use toys are simply boring at this age. Aim for toys that can be turned into multiple things and imaginative toys that require play-acting

  9. Enlist your preschooler's cooperation
    Appeal to your little one's sense of 'big girl' or 'big boy'. Ask him to help you carry the groceries inside or put the laundry away. Show how to fold clothes and set the table. If you start these simple tasks now, they will be habits by the time your child is old enough to do them well

  10. Sleep is good
    Make sure your preschooler gets an adequate amount of sleep each day. Some kids at this age still need naps, some do not. Your little guy or gal will function better, be more cooperative and enjoy each day more with the correct amount of rest. Make sure there is a quiet time in your home each evening that will signal to your preschooler that bed time is arriving

Seven steps for a Smart Parenting

  1. Listening to your children with full attention
    Set aside special time to do nothing else but listen with delight. Don't interrupt. Don't be judgemental verbally or otherwise. Don't invalidate their feelings. Encourage your child to express his feelings - of hurt, anger, embarrassment, fear, boredom. It is especially useful to set aside time to listen to your child at the end of each school day.

  2. Playing games
    Young people release a lot of their emotions through playing. Active games that encourage positive physical contact and loud noises are best, e.g. pillow-fighting.

  3. Role-playing
    Watch them "play teacher". They use this as a safe way to act out their frustrations that are blocking their mental well-being.

  4. Learning Experience
    Providing as many different learning experiences as possible- outings, trips, informative television viewing, appropriate movies, conversations with resource people.

  5. Reward Them
    Rewarding them for improvement and performance not just for achievement. Don't demonstrate disappointment when the child does not seem to live up to your expectations.

  6. Love Them
    Love them "in spite of" and "just because".

Reading Checklist: Birth through Age Six

There are many ways to encourage your child to become involved in reading. Here are some questions to ask yourself to help stay on track:

For Babies (Six Weeks to One Year)

  1. Do I provide a comfortable place for our story time? Is my child happy to be here?
  2. Am I showing her the pictures in the book? Am I changing the tone of my voice as I read to show emotion and excitement?
  3. Am I paying attention to how my child responds? What does she especially like? Is she tired and ready to stop?

For Toddlers (One to Three Years)

  1. All of the questions above, plus:
  2. Does my child enjoy the book we are reading?
  3. Do I encourage her to "pretend read," joining in where she has memorized a word or phrase?
  4. When I ask questions, am I giving my child enough time to think and answer?
  5. Do I tie ideas in the book to things familiar to my child? Do I notice if she does this on her own?
  6. Do I let my child know how much I like her ideas and encourage her to tell me more?
  7. Do I point out letters, such as the first letter of her name?

For Preschoolers (Three and Four years)

  1. All of the questions above, plus:
  2. Do I find ways to help my child begin to identify letters and make the letter-sound matches?

For Kindergartners (Five Years)

  1. All of the questions above, plus:
  2. Do I find ways to help my child begin to identify some printed words?
  3. Do I let my child retell favorite stories to show she knows how the story goes and what's in it?

For Beginning First-Graders (Six Years)

  1. All of the questions above, plus:
  2. Do I give my child the chance to read a story to me using the text, picture clues, her memory - or any combination of these ways that help her make sense of the story?

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