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:

You want your teen to be successful in life, and right now that means school. While it makes no sense to earn her grades for her, it makes a lot of sense to help her achieve the best grades she can. Get at the root of the issue to find out how you can best help if you are hoping to earn an A for your own accomplishment.
Getting kids interested in sports requires motivational techniques geared specifically toward their interests. Children participate in sports for different reasons than adults, so breaking out the Super Bowl halftime speech from an NFL coach won’t get the job done. Instead, motivate your kids by reinforcing positive messages and focusing on the reasons why they like sports.
You teach your child skills and values every day -- how to get dressed, be a friend, ride a bike. You may not realize it, but you also teach your child how to make choices regarding her health, including what to eat, how to stay active and how to manage stress. Teaching your child healthy habits at an early age helps her achieve and stay at a healthy weight, avoid major health problems and feel better about herself. By getting the whole family on the healthy lifestyle bandwagon, you set your child up for a healthy future.
If you want your child to have good health habits, you need to set a good example. You can't expect her to snack on fruits if you're scarfing down candy and cookies. Your advice will carry a lot more weight if she can see you putting it into practice and reaping the benefits. Instilling healthy habits in your child at a young age will set her on the right path for the rest of her life.
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