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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:

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.
Teaching teenagers leadership skills will help them be successful in their careers and relationships. Your children learn how to interact with others by observing your behavior. Take advantage of your influence and model the skills necessary to become a great leader.
When adults encourage children to develop leadership skills, it's one of the best ways to guarantee them a bright future. Children start benefiting from leadership skills at almost any age. Not only will they gain more self-esteem and interact more easily and effectively with their peers, they can also make an impact on their community. These qualities will continue to develop and evolve as children grow up. Whether you're a parent or educator, you can use simple techniques to support and nourish leadership qualities in children.
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