You do not need to take recourse to yelling in order to be authoritative. Yet, some parents make this mistake and adopt yelling as a major strategy for seeking corrections in their children. In fact, the amount of learning a child is ‘capable of’ is inversely proportional to the amount of yelling a parent is using. I was recently reading an interesting article on this topic by Sharon Silver for Popsugar Moms.
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A study focusing on sleep duration and resultant child behavior came up with telling results, says a new article from education news. As parents, we may not be too willing to admit that a small tweak with our child’s sleep-hours can bring a lot of difference. However, the study proves us just so wrong. Conducted over 33 children, from the age group 7-11, the results of the study were spread over two weeks. In the first week, children were allotted 9.3 hours of sleep and their behavior and temperamental stability was judged on a scale of 100 (100 being the worst and 0 being the best). On an average, children closed in on 50 points.
Over the course of next week, children were divided into two groups. One group was deprived of sleep by an hour while the other group was asked to sleep for an extra hour. The first scored an average of 54 while the second group averaged out at 47 (despite actually managing only 30 minutes of extra sleep). For such small fluctuations in sleep hours, parents and teachers observed a huge difference in a child’s behavior, mood swings and general agility.
Have you closely examined how an extra sleep-hour helps your child?
This post is about an article I read about the benefits of physical fitness to children’s learning.
It shows how physical exercises increase the volume of oxygen reaching our children’s brain and empowers their nerve cells. This way, such exercises make their brain more receptive towards studies. Their memory gets a boost, cognitive thinking patterns improve a lot and mental agility rises a few notches. Various researches prove the positive effect of physical fitness on school children.
Exercises like Resistance Training can enhance degree of concentration in children while aerobics can add to their abilities of multitasking or coordinating. Gymnastics, hiking, swimming and their likes can also increase the power of retention in our kids.
Here is the link to the original article: http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2012/09/28/physical-activity-improves-academic-performance.aspx
Have you noticed a positive impact of regular physical exercise with your kids?
Just spending a few seconds praising your child’s abilities to motivate your child can have a dramatic effect – but not in the way most people would expect, including many parenting gurus.
If you want to motivate your child, be sure to focus your praise on away from your child’s abilities. In other words, avoid saying things like “You are super smart” or “You are a genius”. There is a much better way to praise and motivate your child.
Do you remember Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich? The Secret’s Law of Attraction? Tony Robbins or Zig Ziglar? In fact every authority on achieving life goals will tell you that your thoughts and your words are absolutely crucial in accomplishing anything.
Similarly, the words we give to our children can have a dramatic impact on their lives. And some should be avoided at all costs…