Making sure your child is learning enough
Julia, the mother of four-year-old Sasha, says: “I often talk with mothers, and they tell me what their children do. One teaches English. The second is engaged in an art…

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Is it permissible for parents to spank a child?
Many of us may recall how our parents spanked us in disobedience as a child. Statistics show that more than 300 million children worldwide are punished. Usually, children are spanked…

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How to deal with an uncontrolled child
There are many ways to control a child, and as parents, you probably know that well. Surely you have the rules and consequences that you set for the child. But…

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How to choose toys: a scientific approach

American scientists published the results of a study according to which parents are encouraged to buy traditional toys for children and abandon electronic toys, which, as previously thought, contribute to children’s development.

Electronic toys, scientists say, interfere with the interaction between children and parents and with each other. Moreover, many allegations that electronic toys contribute to the development of the child have not been scientifically confirmed.

In contrast, the use of electronic toys during the study had

negative consequences, in particular, a decrease in certain psychological functions and general motor actions (balancing, running, etc.). For example, if a child uses e-books, rather than traditional paper ones, he understands their content worse.

In other words, according to scientists, electronic toys and devices have fewer advantages for a child than traditional ones. Continue reading

Children watch adults and learn

Elena, the mother of 10-year-old Katya, says: “Recently, her friend came to visit my daughter. We chatted a bit. After a couple of days, my daughter reported that a friend found me sweet and calm and would like my daughter to grow up the same. I was surprised, because we talked with my daughter’s girlfriend for only a few minutes. I only showed hospitality, but my daughter’s friend thought it was something unusual.

Another friend, Katie, once said: “My father does not respect women.” I was stunned and asked why she thinks so. It turned out that she witnessed a situation where her parents argued about politics, and her father told her mother: “Shut up.” “The girl was not at all interested in politics, but before that she had never seen her father being rude to her mother.”

At first glance, both of these situations may seem insignificant – after all, children still do not understand much. But the children watch adults all the time and do the same. The old rule: “Do as I say, and not as I do” no longer works. Continue reading

How to raise a talkative child

Children make great progress in speech development from the moment when they learn to bind words into simple sentences, until they fully communicate with you at the age of 3-4 years. This period can delight parents or scare. Children begin to bombard you with endless complex questions about life. But, one way or another, you enjoy the fact that your child has learned to express his thoughts. But sometimes children do not understand where to stay, what information cannot be told to strangers, etc.

If the child is too talkative, parents need to pay attention to what he says, gradually teaching him how to communicate.

Talkative child: advantages and disadvantages

If the child speaks a lot – this is not bad. This character trait has its advantages:

the child has developed communication skills. You do not need to worry about how the child feels or what he thinks. He himself will tell you everything. In a certain sense, a talkative child is easier to raise: you do not make efforts, guessing what is happening to him. For you it will be like an open book; Continue reading

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