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19 Mar 2019
Do not be over protective

There is always a nexus between parenting to protect the child and parenting to allow experiences that will give the child an opportunity to meet risk or challenge successfully. We hate to think our children may be hurt or feel unhappy. Such feelings are usually transient and not a life time blow.

Support the development of friendships, including the disagreements

Friendships are not always easy. Disagreements are par for the course. One certainly does not need to protect a child from normal disagreement between siblings or friends. Maintaining everyday relationships or friendships, rest on your child's ability to bond flexibly with others. Positive relationships are built on being able to communicate positively,...


14 Mar 2019
Parental intervention and application of moral principles can do much to mitigate these potential effects. One can then consider some of the possible effects a poorly brought up child can face. Research clearly shows that a child who lacks adequate parental instruction stands the risk of recalcitrance. A dependable study reveals that out of ninety-four thousand cases of child delinquent behavior, about eighty percent stems from children in a household with poor parental counseling.


Relatively, the escalating risk of childhood sexual abuse in our society today results primarily from ineffective parental training and supervision. Generally, this psychological development drifts through...


06 Mar 2019
Researching normative or normal stages of child development can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned child care veteran or parent. It is not uncommon to find child development literature infused with phrases like "normal behavior", "delayed functioning", "critical periods" or "patterns of attachment" - phrases that leave some parents feeling guilty, confused and concerned about their child's developmental progression.

Although these terms can be useful indicators of whether or not a child is developing to his or her potential, it is all too easy to get caught up in precise time-lines. As a result, we forget that these terms and their corresponding milestones are merely designed as guidelines- helpful hints that we as parents can...


02 Mar 2019
When a child comes into your life, whether you're a parent, aunt, uncle or grandparent, your role in their development and education is crucial. However, there are several other individuals who you will inevitably entrust with the furthering of their social and academic growth. This process begins with the parent's selection of a high standard and high performance preschool in your area. Nowadays there are several avenues to discover the most highly recommended freestanding facility or elementary affiliated program for the young boy or girl in your life.

For your child, the criteria should always include sensitive and educated instructors, the quality of effective teaching tools, and a diverse learning environment to further your child's...


24 Feb 2019
According to Montessori, a child's bad temper or stubbornness reflects an unfulfilled necessity. This is known as a child's sensitive periods.

At the age of six, a child develops his senses. According to Montessori, a child's bad temper or stubbornness reflects an unfulfilled necessity. This is known as a child's sensitive periods. This is considered as the most crucial stage in a child's life. Children go through this stage without a parent knowing what it is or how to handle it.

There are three important sensitive periods as Helene Goldnadel observes. These are sense for language, movement and order.

Children pick up the noises and voices around them and this is how they learn to talk. He imitates these sounds in order to create his own....


21 Feb 2019
As children grow their perspective on art grows with them. Scientists that study child development have been able to map out the progression of art skills in the average child. By looking at the artistic techniques a child uses to draw it is possible to make assumptions about a child's level of development. However it is important to remember that just because a child is creating art that fits with a different age group it may not mean that child is not developing correctly. Helene Goldnadel says that there are many factors involved in child development which cannot be gauged though art alone.

Many parents have had the frustrating experience of finding scribbles on the wall in their house made by their one or two year old. This is the...


17 Feb 2019
Work, school, extracurricular activities; these daily activities that make our lives so busy create difficulties for parents to foster a bond with their children. While your children are out of school for the summer you can easily strengthen family relationships by spending time with one another, listening to each other, and respecting each other's opinions. Below are ten easy things suggested by Helene Goldnadel, a parent can do to form stronger bonds with their children this summer.

1) Try and eat dinner together with no distractions, such as television or phones. Eating a family meal together not only promotes better eating habits, but also gives family members time to discuss their day and any good or challenging things happening in...


10 Feb 2019
All of us have been gifted by the almighty with some kind of creativity. Some people may be good in painting, some in cooking, some people are talented writers and poets and so on. Crafting is something that showcases your creativity and nurtures your talent, especially of your children. There are many easy craft ideas, which may be helpful not only enhancing your child's creativity but in many other ways, as it gives you an opportunity to spend time with your child and get involved with him. This will make them involved as home craft ideas are always very interesting.

If you run short of the ideas, there is a plethora of websites having thousands of home craft ideas. You can use them as it is or modify them as per your choice. Children...


04 Feb 2019
Often we're so busy with trying to teach our children the practical side of things we forget how wonderfully creative they are. Between teaching them to read, tie their shoes and brush their teeth, sometimes one of the most important lessons is lost - learning to think outside the box - to think creatively.

In addition to work as a parenting coach, Helene Goldnadel often coach people on their careers and one of the biggest requests she hear from employers is that they want someone who can problem solve in really creative ways. It's not only artists who are creative, but also the best inventors, scientists; physicians...essentially the best people in any field are able to think creatively.

How can we nurture this in our children?

We tend to...


24 Jan 2019
Children are naturally creative creatures. They don't have the limits that adults have learned through life experience. When children are very young, they explore the world because of natural instincts that they have which encourage them to learn about their environment. Through exploration and observation, children often get creative in ways that adults never thought the children could be. Children don't think of it as art, or really think of it as anything at all, other than enjoying the pleasure of sensory exploration. Parents who give their children room to explore will also find that their children are more inclined to express themselves creatively.

Let Kids be Kids

One of the biggest issues with parents is that they push their...