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Educating our children at an early age is something unique to parents. But there comes a time when you come in contact with other children at school and another of the important figures in their learning: the teacher or the teacher.
Parents, without entering dangerous territory for total control of the child, should not fall either on the opposite side of ignoring what happens at school during the hours the child is there every day. Many of the educational efforts that have been able to do with their children at home can crumble by uncontrollable situations in the case of no monitoring.
Get involved in the school life of our children is important for them to have consistent performance lines between parents at home and teachers at school and to detect any problems early.
Parents in their children’s school
We must not take our son spends hours away from home, at school, as a relaxing time for us. We must be informed of the facilities where our children are, their activities, who their partners and close friends of class and of course establish a cordial relationship with teachers or tutors.
As parents we have to give the authority that teachers deserve front of our children to learn to perceive with the same respect they have for us.
To achieve this it is necessary to get involved in our children’s school through the school means that parents have to do.
Get involved in school
We must avail ourselves every chance that the school and our time allows us to track our child’s education there. Consider that the teacher is the person who spends a lot of hours a day with our children, we can provide details many aspects of learning and child behavior to help you if you need and deal with any problems you may have.
An important point is to learn when teachers can meet with parents of students. If every week, we recommend to visit him every week, especially in the beginning, in times of change or when ARISING other problems. Do not miss more than a month to visit the guardian of your child at school.
The parents’ associations are also important means to influence aspects of the school that we want to change on the ground that are harmful to our children.
The school also appreciate parents who voluntarily become involved in helping those needs that may arise and will be an opportunity to learn more about the place are responsible for the education of our children.
Generally, adults try to perform these activities in the home as quickly as possible in order to concentrate on other things, but we are losing teach valuable lessons about responsibility. This time we will talk about tips for children to help with household chores.
Teaching children to be responsible
Accountability is one of the most important virtues a person can have. A good way to teach the little ones how to be responsible is demonstrating the value of a job well done, in this case, that of household chores.
You do not need to be anything too complicated, on the contrary, each task must be appropriate to the child’s age. We can not expect a small three years can take the trash out of the boat and give other tasks to schoolchildren.
Tips to help children at home
Managing expectations is of great importance when we expect young children to help. Thus, neither the child nor frustrate us when something does not go as expected. Also remember that every child is different and not always the favorite activity of a child will also be interesting to another.
As a first tip, we will mention that, for best results, we must begin to teach the young about household activities from a very early age. A healthy child of two to three years is perfectly capable of putting their toys when done playing with them, for example. Although, also to avoid frustrations, always remember that every act begins by demonstration, so before you expect our children to know how to do a specific activity, we must teach them how to do it and what we expect of them.
On the other hand, a good idea is to give the child a choice of two or three age-appropriate tasks from a list that can make all the different activities to do at home. Thus, also avoid discussions about who and what we can do to help small to do what they like.
Also remember to be specific with the directions on the chores: not the same as saying “clean your room” that “reminds that the books are on the shelves, the toys in the box and please remember to make your bed.”
In short, do the children help at home is not very complicated, just need perseverance to create these habits and try to start as soon as possible to delegate appropriate tasks. You’ll see how small are excited when they see how much they can help!
It’s part of history believe this place was occupied only women, but times have changed and we have modernized, and today there are men who decide to stay at home while their wives go out to work. This is not easy for some, but most agree that this place is the one who does not care what people think or to feel less than his wife, because he understands that taking care of their children and the home and is a great job.
And, in turn, this has created new habits as might have been created as parent clubs that are in the same situation and who meet at least once a week and do activities together with children, such as going to the park or to shoppping, or stay together in one house, to be changing.
This creates a great bond between father and son, which previously used to give only the mother, in general. When these parents retake a job and out of your home, is the time when children do not want to come off of it, because their close bond is hard to break.
I think it’s something you can not miss to try, because surely they will learn a million things you never learn at work.
Read every day with the children will encourage their desire to know, learn and discover, and parents will be establishing a special bond between us.
Interest in reading should instill a baby from the crib and trying, with persistence and dedication to become a habit.
It is essential for children to learn to seek knowledge by reading from an early age., Children should hear stories as soon as possible, it is also recommended to do so having preconceived an hour a day to do so, it might be when sleep, or after eating, and away from distractions.
To create the habit is recommended:
• Let your child see you with a book in hand, children feel more interest in reading a book if they see that this habit is present in their environment. If they notice that you like to read and you treat the books with care and respect, they probably will do the same.
• The reading should be used as a form of entertainment and not as an obligation. Contact with the books should start as soon as possible.
• When the baby gets to sit firmly on the floor or in the crib, offer books to drive, there are books specifically designed for children at this age the secret is to make the baby look at the book as a toy with which can learn.
• From 3 years ideally reading aloud, always following the stories of the book, and if a book is boring, forget it and find one that is interesting.
• A good idea to visit a library carry the child to become familiar with books and learn how to handle them, and will be building a friendship, a bond with reading.
• Another way to stimulate children’s interest in books, is turning a book into a prize, a gift.
• It is necessary for the child to participate in the reading. After reading the story ask him to tell what happened to a character, or you liked this story.
Many parents tend to overprotect their children, without allowing them to take a step that could make them take risks. Although it is obvious that encourages a love for their children, should know that with this attitude-Unconscious in all cases-indeed are causing minor damage.
Parents in excessive worry and fear for their children’s children end up making them fearful, insecure and distrustful. There is no other way to educate humans brave and intelligent than allowing the diverse challenges of reality.
It is natural that the process is gradual, it will gradually giving parents the child independence to the extent that it reaches a certain level, but how could implement what you learn if continually hide behind a shield?
Two very important things every parent should know: first, children are not pets, but beings preparing to integrate into society when the time comes and, second, life is a journey in itself risky. Just let them move against the attacks of existence by providing the necessary support as people with more experience will be the best way to protect them.
When children are young, the tendency of parents is to solve these minor problems. However, its function is not overprotect or act for children but to guide, advise.
Observers should be humble, very difficult after feeling the center of life of its small, sure, but absolutely necessary for the good health of the relationship and for the optimal development of the child.
A situation such as the current crisis has led many families, or to save money or get a better diet than that offered school meals, choose children prepare pie plate at home and carried the food from home. But what we put in pra tupper cole meal?
This is also what our colleagues have raised Live to Palate, great food experts, who have sought solutions that encourage you also to read.
Tupper first recommendation: that is food that the child likes
Both Baby and more at our brother blog, kids and more, we have found this approach increasingly widespread: that children bring food from home. And let’s think about the best way to do it. And the first question is this: who is really food the child likes.
Although, of course, a balanced diet is more easily achieved by eating the widest possible range of foods, make no mistake, nobody eats everything. So my first advice is this: Put food that the child likes. Not use the lunch at school to eat spinach, liver hake fillets if they do not like. This is no time, no need to eat everything anyway.
First, no culture eats all the nutrients possible (how many of you comeríais platazo ant good fried or algae?). The second, almost nobody, within food accepted by their culture, enjoying all the food, or you feel good, or you fancy. Neither children nor us.
There is an obsession that children eat everything and I consider it a mistake. We must seek to expand their menu, they try everything they have, and that if necessary, all the nutrients. But away from home is not the time to force them to eat something they do not like, or worse, that disgusts them or to bring them more of the normally eat.
So seize the great advantage to lift food from home in Tupper: say things that they like and educate your scoops us at home, it is our duty as parents take care of this issue personally, and not leave it to some monitors the dining neither know nor our children as we may have knowledge of child psychology would wish.
Not that I say that dining carers are not good professionals, or do not have the right skills, you do not say. There will be some edges of those who pressure children to eat it all in a rather unpleasant, it will be less secure.
But either way, his obligation is not to educate our children at the table, but take care to eat without problems, if they need help and be loving to feel welcome. Nothing more. What you eat everything or almost everything is up to us.
However, before moving on to the next point I want to clarify something: to put food that the child likes in tupperware for college does not mean you have to give unhealthy food. Your diet has to be balanced with all the nutrients and mainly cooked with fresh produce, and if they are local or organic production, the better. Let’s use some options Tupperware dishes for school.
Practical issues to consider on tupper for school
The care provided to children who bring their own lunch to school is simple: they warmed up in the micro tupper if necessary and I will table service. We just have to take care of the food. Auque the truth is that we ask, and so do our partners Live to Palate, whether it is right to charge you for bringing your own food to school.
I’m not sure that the 3 euros a day is said to be charged are not excessive. If you think that is 60 euros per month plus what we spend on food savings will be relatively low, however, I’m still in favor of Tupper, because we can guarantee quality and enjoyment of food.
We have three options to bring them food: use tupperware and that the warm (no need to buy tupper BPA), use tupperware and put them in bags to retain temperature thermal or put food in thermoses. All three are valid.
What to put in the tupperware for school?
The question is, above all, into the school tupperware dishes that will be easy to eat for children and as complete as possible, even if we lack some nutrient compensate at dinner or snack.
My advice is to put a single dish. So the child does not have to be burdened with many pots and can eat easier. It is also important, I believe, that the dish is easy to eat, not having bones or scrape it away.
They are ideal spoon dishes: stewed vegetables of all kinds with vegetables (chickpeas, white beans and red lentils), vegetable stews, casseroles with plenty of vegetables that include meat or chicken or fish without rasps, stewed potatoes. They can do dishes very tasty, adapted by our pocket and filled with energy to children.
We can also include pasta: macaroni, spaghetti and all varieties. There are thousands of possible pasta recipes: with homemade mashed vegetable sauces, ham, beef, tuna or chicken. Pasta is a unique dish also assured success. It would be good to try to be changing habits and use whole wheat pasta, and much healthier food.
Rice is another basic for Tupperware. The rice, cooked with a sauce, Chinese style, with vegetables, paella or soupy. The possibilities are endless and agree perfectly vegetables and protein. We can also, if you like, use quinoa or amaranth, which are very rich in protein.
Other days we use tortillas with many ingredients, mashed potatoes, topped with tasty sauce, vegetables and meat pies and pasties for a change.
These dishes we can supplement with a salad, fruit, desserts and nuts, depending on the child’s appetite and preferences. But again, what is not to eat at that time we will have to supplement then no sense put them over things that are really going to take.
The point is that we can use the Tupperware for our children make homemade food, healthy, wealthy and like in the quantity you need and respecting individual preferences and habits of each family, whether for taste or for religious, cultural , nutritional, ideological or philosophical.
I hope these tips will serve to make you easier tupper preparing food for school and your children enjoy and are well fed.
Surely more than one one have one of those friends that you like him, that’s a good person and that you value your friendship but whose presence is sometimes a bit tiresome either by his personality, because you get too close to you when talking or whatever.
However, as these friends could say they are the snot, although all are determined to eliminate them as having a useful protective function should not ignore.
It’s pretty much like what happens with the fever, which for some time has become when disease is only a symptom. Fever, as I say, not a disease, it is the sign that the body is fighting something and, to this end, the body temperature increases (a higher temperature, lower survival of viruses).
The boogers are our friends …
Well with snot something similar happens. The inside of our nose is mucosal tissue, ie, it is wet by the presence of mucus (if we had it would dry up as the earth cracking takes years claiming that rain does not arrive). But this is not the most important function of mucus. The best we can do for our children is snot protect.
I know it may sound strange, because nobody wants to have snot and no one wants their children to have snot, but the mucus has high concentrations of antibodies, ie, defenses, and a viscosity such that it is charged with defending the perfect nose, that is the entry of air into the lungs, so that, if possible, the infection does not go there.
Tired … but sometimes
- Hey, long ago I do not know John, how are you?
- Well, well, now you have not seen him. You already know how it is, around with it can be wonderful, but much time with him can be frustrating.
- Of course, what a strange friendship.
- Right, it’s something like “with you or without you.”
The snot protect us and help us to keep the infection get worse, they are a great entry barrier to viruses and bacteria. The problem is that tired, tired many children because they do not stop breathing. Babies who can not breastfeed because they have snot, toddlers who vomit snot because they reach the throat, children who sleep badly because mucus prevents them from breathing normally …
For all these reasons it sells serum, nasal sprays, mucolytics (which no longer fall for social security because their effectiveness is questionable), knobs, vacuum snot, etc., But we must not obsess. If your child plays and runs happily with his moquito let him hang with him (as much as we take from the mouth, annoying). If instead the child is uncomfortable and restless, or breathing difficulty, since it might be better relieve some of the congestion, because it’s not that plan can not sleep or eat.
So, in summary, that boogers are not bad, they do not have to leave the child snot clean inside and out because they have a negligible role. Now if we see they are very annoying, because we do something for the good of the child, to breathe a tad better, so you can eat without vomiting and ultimately move on until you cure the infection you have.
More and more frequent cases of allergy in children, and although the causes are determined, it appears that if certain processes and actions that are related to lower rates. Let’s review how we can clean the house in the case of some allergies and learn to detect and prevent them where possible.
What is an allergy?
An allergy is a reaction of the body to a substance considered toxic, strange or harmful and can take many forms: skin reactions (rash, hives, redness or pimples), and respiratory reactions (coughing, itchy nose and mucus) and gastrointestinal reactions (stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea nauseosos states).
The most serious allergic reactions can be very dangerous because, in some cases, anaphylactic shock occurs, a problem to be able to recognize the visit because it requires immediate emergency. The itching began to spread rapidly and inflammation causes breathing problems occur, and, if nothing is done, can lead to a picture of cardiovascular system failure.
Given the severity of allergies if we suspect that our son has a go to the pediatrician is convenient and undertake the necessary studies.
What may be allergic children?
Since allergy is an immune system reaction to a substance harmless initially there is nothing which can not be allergic. Children tend to have more allergies than adults and therefore, if we observe reactions as I described above would be appropriate to start monitoring when they occur, consult a doctor.
The substances to which usually allergic are some plants pollen, dust mites, mold spores, animal hair, food and insect stings. A person can be allergic to only one specific thing: the hair of cats, the wasp sting or peanuts, so we have to identify the allergen and avoid it.
Food allergies are a specific topic which is not entirely possible prevention. However exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life (mean exclusively should not be given any more) and the gradual introduction of complementary feeding, respecting the recommended age for each food and watching for any reaction are key prevention.
How to clean to prevent allergic reactions?
The non-food allergies or are frequently medicated to pollen, animal dander, dust mites. And the way to prevent children suffer for this is to maintain proper hygiene but not excessive, and if there is a problem, avoid possible contact with these substances.
Let’s see if we can have some cleaning and hygiene standards to help us prevent allergies or allergic reactions.
There is evidence that excessive hygiene makes babies are less protected and may help weaken the immune system, leaving no test their reactions and causing then detected as harmless is very dangerous, triggering an allergy.
Whereas it is estimated that allergies in children have tripled in the last 30 years would have to consider what are the causes: too much medication, food with too many chemicals, environmental pollution and excessive cleanliness and hygiene are among those usually mention.
That is, keep the house clean but not obsessed by sterilization and hygiene may be, in the end, benefit the child’s immune system.
What if you have an allergy declared?
The cleaning and home maintenance depends on the type of allergy that we detect in the child. It is generally desirable to sweep aspire, stuffed or not using washing and sun exposure, scrub with non-irritating and ventilate frequently shaking blankets and quilts.
If pollen allergy is the right thing is to identify the time when the plant is active and check the concentration indices are published. The house should be ventilated, but not the hours of maximum concentration (first morning and evening), dating sunglasses to protect the eyes, shower and change clothes back from the street and not tender outdoors. Where possible we should avoid outdoor activities in the hours of maximum concentration and eliminate other environmental irritants (snuff, sprays, air fresheners and insecticides).
If the allergy is to dust mites is important to have a specific filtered vacuum and pass frequently and carefully dusting. In addition, there qe avoid the house curtains, carpets, rugs and upholstery, especially in the bedroom. The bedding should be changed regularly play and should be of material that can be washed at 60 º. The mattresses are better than latex.
The issue of allergies to pets is different as there is an emotional relationship with the allergen. The animals that allergies are usually detected cats dogs, horses, rabbits and hasmters, ie the most frequently come into contact with children. Allergy, rather than the animal, is your hair and skin particles left.
In principle, it seems that having pets is good for the system and even inminutario prevents allergies and eczema even from pregnancy, therefore, pets are beneficial in this regard.
But if the allergy is declared there to make some arrangements. Each family will have to face this situation where a child is allergic to an animal differently, depending on the possibilities of the house and the intensity of the reaction of the child, but bear in mind that, just allergies are unpredictable and ongoing allergen exposure is not good for the patient. In some cases it may be necessary to find a new home for the animal.
Once detected the allergy and decide to continue living with your pet, you have to be very careful: brushing the animal, wash it, let him not get on the bed, trying not to get in the dorms and rooms where the child is habitually and spend vacuumed daily.
Hopefully these tips will help you plan the hygiene and cleanliness of your home to prevent allergies or soften your symptoms if you already have held better understand the causes and symptoms occur.
The Spanish Confederation of Parents (APEC) has announced that in addition to the initiative organized by the Students Union and is going to translate into a general strike for October 18, in all schools. Will you join the general strike of students and families for the quality of education?
The reasons for the general strike of families and students are protesting against changes in the Education Act that it considers is based on ideological slogans and distorted data and against the dismantling of the public school system and teachers and attacks affecting families and the quality of teaching.
Will also protest the cessation of aid to families which means that there are children starving in schools and by increasing rates and fees decreased parallel to aid families.
The week of fighting, the calendar can be viewed at the CEAPA, intended to demand the resignation or dismissal of the Minister of Education, the paralysis of the reform of the LOE and the reduction in aid to families.
We are no longer talking about a demonstration or strike teachers or university students, but the active mobilization, a general strike of families with school-age children and who feel overwhelmed by austerity measures that are, in the opinion of many Spanish declining educational quality and harming the welfare of millions of children. You do you think?
It is common for parents, intentionally or not, conscious or not, make comparisons between their children. Keep in mind that each individual is unique as a human being and as a child, therefore we must avoid making comparisons between them.
Comparisons between brothers not only contribute nothing but help to be some tension between them.
Parents often unwittingly, often comparing notes from school, behavior and even the tastes of their children. Be very careful to avoid such comparisons.
Do not compare siblings
It may even happen that one of the children is the copy that you get the best grades, best behaved in relation to another that has a lower school performance.
All people have a natural tendency to compare, is part of our nature. It is necessary to make conscious and visible this condition to avoid any comparison between our kids.
One issue that both parents should talk to each other frequently and seen as a way to achieve a better upbringing of all children.