Ministry of Education, Guyana

Parenting Tips

pt-20130924-2Having a child go off to Nursery school is always marked by joy that your baby is growing up and going on to bigger and better things; and marred by sadness that your baby is growing up and going on to bigger and better things! The best way to ease the transition to school is by doing some “homework” of your own to make yourself and your little scholar ready for the first day of “BIG school”.

In this section, we will look at four (4) important areas where you can help yourself and your child be best prepared for nursery school and a lifetime of success. These areas are:

While you might feel like you spend all of your time dealing with temper tantrums and tattletales, your involvement in your child's life during early childhood helps to set the stage for the person she'll become over the next several years. Pay attention to what you’re teaching her because she’s watching your every move, listening to every conversation and even using your hugs to gauge your relationship and her value.
Many people parent their children using the same techniques used by their parents regardless of effectiveness. However, good parenting helps children to become happy, healthy and well-behaved people. Raising children is challenging and rewarding, but for children to end up as healthy and happy people, good parents must fulfill various roles.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle means that kids should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity in each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Whether you're the cheering fanatic spilling your coffee on the sidelines as your little guy runs for a touchdown in an oversize jersey; or the paralyzed, proud type holding your breath as your daughter strikes out three batters in a row at the plate; if you're like most parents, you are your child's No. 1 fan.
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