Do your kids complain that chemistry is boring? Show them this 😉
Trust. It is a lot easier to live in a world where you can trust people and you can be trusted. Won’t you agree?
Did you ever notice how the doctors or teachers at school first build the trust with the kids and only then do their job?
If you did not, check out the
14 ways to build (and lose) trust and see if you can spot some of the things in there.
Now, pick one of these 14 things where you would normally fail at and practice it with your kids. More than that. Tell them what you are doing.
Certainly, young kids won’t understand what trust is, but don’t worry about that. That will come. And they learned early on so it can become their second nature while you have to work hard for it. If they can build trust, they will be much more successful with you and with their peers. Ultimately, it will make their life easier and much more pleasant.
Careful what you do at home. Your kids will learn it from you in just minutes and use it for the rest of their life.
What’s more, this is the process that works at the school, in the bus, well… just about anywhere they will go. Make sure you put them into the right environment.
Just as the letters on the match box state, this activity requires at least one adult as supervision and is suitable for older children!
Undoubtedly, it can be a lot of fun for a father and a son 😉
How many of you are fighting the eating habits of your kids?
Seemingly no discipline at the table.
I won’t eat this or that.
I want some chocolate instead.
I just want the ice cream.
Running around with food.
(and then a lot of exclamation marks on both sides of the argument 😉 )
Well, the dining style has changed drastically over the last 30 years. The food has changed, the culture has changed, the TV shows have changed and the ads in TV are a lot more effective these days. And as the change was slow we did not notice and did not manage to properly react to the change. Most of us.
Yet, it would seem that the french kitchen which was already famous when I was a kid is not entirely only about the cooking. It is also about the culture at the table. And if you want to learn they have a few tricks to teach. No, don’t copy them all. The reaction from your kids (and your spouse 😉 ) would be an utter and immediate rejection.
Instead pick just one rule and implement that one. If it works, move on to the next. And if you are lucky, in a few months, your dinners can turn into an outright pleasant experience.
Here are the tricks you can start from: 10 eating rules french children know
True, kids grow up at the speed of light. Although they might see it differently and can’t wait until their favorite TV show. That’s called the Theory of relativity 😉
We have found it difficult to explain to the kids how huge is the universe or even the solar system.
And how fast is the light.
And they kept asking.
So here is some help. Somebody (Alphonse Swinehart) spent some time and devised a nice movie which gives some perspective.
With the patience of kids he might have made it 10 times faster but then it could not be at the speed of light. He has done it right. We could even say it’s the light which is traveling too slow for the kids 😉
Originally found at iflscience.com.
Are you a happy mom?
You better be.
Even more when you have a baby boy.
A study based on data from Germany suggests that the more happy the mother, the better her child’s verbal skills and the lower his (or her) socialization and emotional problems.
In other words, be happy and your toddlers will be better of. Or is it the other way around? Or both? 😉
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