Babies are never born well-mannered. As they grow, they watch and observe the adults in their life. They learn to imitate the behaviour of the people in their immediate environment. As their world expands and they begin to interact with more people in varied situations, they start to use what they know in their interactions.
In order to examine maternal sleep duration and quality, the study included 234 mothers who were asked to wear actigraphs -- a wristwatch-like device -- for seven consecutive nights which tracked their movements at night and determined whether there was a disruption in sleep.
There are certain situations in life where we don’t have a choice whether it’s following the laws of a nation or the rules of an establishment. Similarly, a child must also learn to accept situations where he doesn’t have a choice, especially those involving his safety.
With the rise of domestic help in households and children being occupied with extra curricular activities or a screen, parents no longer assign chores to their kids. Children rarely pick up after themselves, leaving the mess to be cleaned up by their house help or parent. But there are ways to change it.
In 2001, the research team began a longitudinal study involving rural US families with a child 11 years of age. Between the ages of 11 and 13 years, participants reported on interactions with their parents, including the frequency of discussions and arguing.
Understand that there is no such thing as a perfect parent. We have all made mistakes and will continue to do so. The key is in acknowledging where we have gone wrong and being honest about it to ourselves and our children.
Teach your child the names of their body parts. They must know what to call their private parts. Do not associate any shame to it. It is just another part of their body like a hand or an elbow.
Travelling with children can be a challenging experience if one is not prepared. Most parents know that those days of spontaneous travelling are behind us and if we want a relaxed, fun vacation, we need to prepare for it.
Jokes about the age-old argument between parents and children about bedtime and late-night TV watching apart, all devices in the household should be retired at least an hour before the children's bedtime. This includes smartphones, laptop computers and televisions.
Keeping children occupied through the summer is a hard task for parents. But with a bit of planning, we can ensure that the six weeks pass by in a fun and productive manner. Here are some easy ways to organise your summer holidays.
Children regularly observe playful boys, or 'class clowns', being treated negatively by their teachers, and over time come to change their view of them as desirable playmates in 1st and 2nd grades to being seen as boys who should be avoided or spurned in third grade.
However old your child is, it’s never too late to develop a love for reading. Make those small but significant steps in the right direction and watch your child discover a world that will stimulate her curiosity.
When we make experiences a part of our daily routine, we ensure that we create memories that bring us closer to our loved ones. Think of a childhood memory that you would like to recreate or come up with a completely new one of your own.
The findings of a study underscore how the kids who most need this psychological resource may be the least likely to experience it. For the study the team included 16,450 eighth graders in the US.
Even the best sibling relationships have their fair share of ups and downs. While quarrelling between siblings is perfectly normal and part of the growing up process, we still need to put some measures in place to ensure that things don’t get out of hand.
The high-birthweight infants were highly likely to be overweight or have obesity compared with normal birthweight infants through six years of age, and the low-birthweight infants were highly likely to be underweight through six years of age.
Parents and children get caught in their daily schedules and routines, flitting from one activity to another and as a result, they barely have any time to spend with one another.
Indian parents emerged as the most likely to help their children with their education at 95 per cent and they also reported to spend longer helping their children with schoolwork, with 62 per cent spending seven or more hours a week.
Exams are, unfortunately, part and parcel of the system and though one cannot expect to completely revamp the system singlehandedly, one can take small steps to ease the stress that we and more importantly, our child goes through.
The world of admissions is a scary place, a place fraught with so many options and opinions that one is more often than not, left feeling vulnerable, inept and confused. While filling out forms of various schools, you should here are a few factors that should be taken into consideration.