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:

Teenage years are hard for all kids, but teenage boys may feel extra pressures. Peer pressure to act in certain ways, raging hormones and anxiety about their future may all contribute to increased negative behaviors in teen boys. Getting these behaviors under control while still encouraging independence and growth can be a balancing act, but with consistency and understanding you can make it through these angst-filled years.
Developing skills for successfully completing tasks is an important part of child development because knowing how to approach, assess and complete a task is an effective skill for succeeding as an adult. Children who display task avoidance behaviors typically lack confidence. Several things can trigger task avoidance behaviors. Recognizing them helps adults take steps to get the child back on the path to success.
Bribing in only one way to reward good behavior, and telling your child he can have a cookie if he puts his toys away is different from recognizing his cooperation with affection and praise. After all, it's wise to steer clear of bribing your tot. As HealthyChildren.org points out, kids who always get something for being good grow to expect it.
As a parent, it’s difficult not to become invested in our child’s academic life because we know how important it is for their future. From our perspective, it makes no sense that our kids would put things like friends or electronics before their work. The truth is, most kids are motivated, but not by what we think should motivate them.Understand that kids need to buy into the value of doing well. Below are tips on how you can motivate your child to do better in school.
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