Research shows that the biggest problem might be you – the parent.
The best gift for our children is LOVE. In their own world love is spelled is TIME.
It keeps coming back. Research after research, article after article, wherever I look.
I know you are busy, my days are just as short as yours. But please, find the time.
Be there with them.
Be there for them.
Be there every time they need you.
Be there every time they want to show you they found a ladybug.
Be there every time they need a hug.
Be there every evening to say sweet dreams.
Find the time and be there. Be there even when you don’t know how to play with them. I’m sure you will figure out something and if not, they will. In the end they are just as smart as you are and – unlike us – they don’t have any creativity limits.
Do you know this guy?
To some extent he has been a master when it comes to how to play with kids.
Even though here we are talking about slightly older kids.
It depends though on how you define a child.
Someone younger than you? Someone who can call you a dad or mom? Someone who can learn from you? Someone between 0 and 16 years of age? Someone eager to learn whatever their age is or someone willing to try even though they know they might fail?
This gentlemen was a master. And in a few ways I will always feel like a child. So if you want to learn or let your kids learn interesting stuff in a slightly different way, now you can – as they mentioned here – do it for free. And I’m pretty sure you and they will reap all the benefits. So happy learning from a great teacher Richard Feynman at http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/ !
It’s called starfall but as far as I am concerned it should be named star rise or something along that line.
starfall.com is a nice website to help your children to read (in English). Now if that has anything with falling… Reading is a basic skill opening a completely new horizon for your child. And every time the moment a preschool child can read I think a star is born
Check it out at www.starfall.com
If you think you see a mess in the room of your child, you might just mistake a higher level order you do not understand for a mess. It might take time until you understand it but you can already get used to it now.
There are actually 26 of them A few of these tips might be common sense but you will find some of them to be really life changing.
Read them all and let us know which one was the one you liked the most, you needed the most or are already using it with great success!
If you just want to get the one related to your kids and to save time, just skip to tip number 21.
Thanks to Kenneth Dunstan Kundaya for sharing them with us!
School and family are two completely different social systems. It is normal that your child will play a completely different role in each one of them.
For example you can have a bright, cooperative and happy child at home while at school your child can be a dictator. Or just the other way around.
Every social system will have its own rules and while some behavioral patterns of your child will show up in most of the social systems some will be tied up to specific environments.
It won’t be any surprise that you might be surprised by what a teacher of your child can tell you about your child.
Things you are familiar with, just as well as those that you won’t recognize at all.
My advice: talk to the teachers and carefully listen to what they say about your child.
Not only can you early detect things that can later develop into something you would not like.
You can also spot talents of your child which normally do not surface in your home environment.
Maybe the piano you had in mind for your child isn’t the right thing considering the amazing pictures she draws at school…
If you think you already know how to play with kids, how can you be a better parent?
Tyler Ward has a great answer.
One of the keys to the great parent in you is very simple. Find out more at 3 Things I Wish I Knew Before We Got Married by Tyler Ward.
PS: special attention to #3
This might seem unrelated but I promise you will love the article and the video. First read the job requirements, then watch and enjoy!
Where? Here: Job applicants for World’s Toughest Job get a big shock
How and where do you get time to play with your kids?
You can only put this much into one day.
And some of that you have to sleep.
Your time and my time as well is precious.
So… We cannot inflate a day.
But you can get some additional time here and there.
It always takes me a lot of time to cook. I like doing it but I am not a chef and compared to them I am very, very, very slow. Each trick I can learn with respect to quick cooking is welcome.
So is this cool trick with tomatoes. Isn’t it great?