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PostHeaderIcon Training the Fussy Eater

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fussy eater kids

Toddlers can be fussy eaters who refuses to try a new food at least half of the time. Approximately half of all toddlers fit this description, so it is no wonder that food issues are a source of stress for parents.

Establishing healthy eating patterns is important to avoid problems such as obesity and eating disorders later in life. Various strategies can help your child accept a wider range of foods. It may be necessary to offer a food to your child as many as 10 different times before they choose to eat it. The problem is, many parents get frustrated and give up before the fourth or fifth try.

Try to make foods fun. Colorful foods like carrot sticks, raisins, apples, grapes, cheese sticks and crackers can all be fun and healthy choices for your growing toddler. Explain to them that eating good food is important so they’ll grow big and strong, and how it will help them run faster and play longer.

Children learn behaviors from their parents. If you restrict yourself to a narrow range of foods, your child will take notice and mimic your caution. Don’t limit your child’s food variety to only those foods you prefer. It may be that your child’s tastes are different to yours, and perhaps you are simply serving them foods they don’t happen to like. Try to set a good example and try a variety of foods in front of your child. It could motivate them to do the same.

If your child seems healthy and energetic, then they are eating enough. If you are still concerned, keep an eye on how much food they actually eat over the day. Children tend to graze constantly, rather than restrict their eating to three meals per day like adults. You may be surprised how those little handfuls and snacks add up. For further reassurance, check your child’s growth and weight charts, or check with your child’s pediatrician.

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PostHeaderIcon Parenting tips: The power of story telling

Tell the story or used to called Storytelling has many benefits. For example, developing the power of thought and imagination of children, develop speaking skills, develop the power and the socialization, especially communication with their parents.

Many psychologist, suggested that parents to familiarize storytelling to reduce the bad influence of the modern game. Since the direct interaction between children and parents with storytelling is very influential in shaping the character of children.

In addition, from a variety of ways to educate children, fairy tales are the most powerful and effective way to provide “human touch” or the human touch and sportsmanship for the children.

Currently the parents who busy with their activities can make children try in a variety of games, entertainment and reading other media such as television and computers as well as comic books that make them rarely interact with parents. Learn about sportsmanship by knowing each others.

As part of the arts, fairy tales can create a sensitivity to the child’s side. Figures and characters that told in fairy tales will always be remembered by kids, both of good and bad characters. Fairy tales can also be influential for healing a sick child, especially the psychological impact.

PostHeaderIcon Smart Way Choosing Edutainment For Toddlers

Nowadays many interesting edutainment programs are offered. But whether it is appropriate and beneficial for your toddler? Do not miscast. Here is some tips about how to choose edutainment for toddlers.

Edutainment is the places or situations that allow toddlers to learn while playing. For example, zoos, botanical gardens, marine parks and museums. These places give it easy for toddlers to learn while playing. Besides things that are real, edutainment can also be obtained from the CD.

In bookstores, you can find many kinds of CD edutainment. In recent years, the computer industries adopt the concept of edutainment. They developed educational programs on CD-ROM that uses the approach play and entertaining toddlers to love learning.

The program that is appropriate with those things is if your toddler loves to play with the computer, encourage them by providing edutainment CD according to the age.

There are some tips to introduce edutainment CD to toddlers, according to their age

* Toddler aged one to two years should be guided in using edutainment programs, because they can not do it alone.
* Toddler age of three tend to be rejected if taught, except when an adult acts as a friend to play.
* Toddlers age four years need a tutor to help him acquainted with a new program that would to play. Return to their problems and their resolution, the remaining children of this age prefer to solve their own problems.
* Children aged five years old do not need tutors who are too many plays. Children at this age just need a companion who can assist when needed. They always want to solve their own problems.

In general toddlers use a computer to learn while playing. You must be observant choose program that are suitable for your toddler.

The program should:

* Encouraging toddlers to explore, imagine and solve problems, reflect the lives of toddlers about what is already known by toddlers about their surrounding environment.
* Involve all the senses including voice and sound
* Not completed, so that the toddler had the opportunity to seek and explore, make choices and then find the result of their choice.

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PostHeaderIcon Toddlers toilet training

Here’s how to easily train your toddlers both women and men to use the toilet:

A. Female
1. Equipment.
Use a special Children toilets. Pelvic muscles will relax, because the little feet hit the floor fixed. If using an adult toilet, give it as a stepping stool.

2. Position.
Minimize splashing peed or pooped by placing the buttocks and vagina is actually in the toilet. Ask your toddler to sit with her knees wide open. Trivial indeed, but it will help the pelvic muscles remain relaxed.

3. Sniper tactics.
Teach your toddler to clean up (or pat) genitals from front to rear direction. Let her see you do it first. Make her stay cool and comfortable sitting for long by putting books, stickers, or play her favorite song near the toilet.

B. Male
1. Equipment.
Let him use a special toilet to pee. This is when he’s not ready to stand up and “shoot”. If the pup, he may continue to use the toilet or you just add a seat on your toilet (plus a small bench for stepping foot).

2. Position.
Ask the little “push” his penis straight down before he sat on the toilet. That way, splashing his urine is not everywhere. When he chose to stand up, make sure the proper position. Both legs wide open, and he iss right in front of the toilet.

3. Sniper tactics.
Let him see his father, or show you how to “directs” his penis. To prove the “shot” is okay or not, there are several ways test it. Drop some Cheerioatau crackers down the toilet, then ask him to “shoot” with pee. Give him a sticker, or whatever his favorite gift-that’s funny so he managed to hit it. If he pooped, do not forget to prepare a book or tunes nearby. Thus he became at ease and no fuss.

PostHeaderIcon Teach your toddler to breakfast first

Some of the benefits of breakfast for toddlers that they will be better able to concentrate and focus on learning, so it can perform tasks in a better school. this is because eating in the morning can increase blood sugar supply to the brain and to optimize the brain works. That way, children become intelligent and active in her school.

Food menu in the morning does not need too many and diverse. Most important is the children consumed breakfast contains enough protein, vitamins, iron and fat-containing omega3. Important substances are able to provide good nutrition for the development of the child’s body.

How busy you are as a parent, always provide breakfast for your child and toddler. You surely do not want your child go to school with an empty stomach? It could even fall ill later when the habit is not breakfast. Breakfast must be able to add and maintain the toddler nutrition. And if the children and toddler are meet with good nutrition, the body will have a stable body weight than children who do not eat breakfast.

PostHeaderIcon Determining the appropriate teaching method

Usually teachers have teaching methods and curriculum in the course of each institution. Games are always a distraction, and would still charge of teaching materials. Guess the picture, calling family members, or to guess the form is some English vocabulary exercise for children. Here is one method of teaching English language suitable for the children.

For children age 4 – 6 years:

Phase 1. Children start learning the alphabet, naming themselves and knows all sorts of animals.
Phase 2. Children learn a great day of celebration and well known part of the body and the clothes they wear.
Phase 3. Children learn to express feelings, ask for directions, and specify the time.
Phase 4. Children learn to tell their homes, their hobbies and favorite places.

For children ages 7 – 12 years:

Phase 1. Children learn basic skills in English, including a variety of vocabulary about animals, body parts and foods.
Phase 2. Children learn to use simple vocabulary to describe the weather and their daily lives.
Phase 3. Children learn to form simple sentences in conversation and use the past tense forms (past tense) and the present (present tense).
Stage 4. Children are able to communicate about topics of school, daily activities and holidays. Children will also be taught to form sentences future (future tense) using the vocabulary and pronunciation is more complicated.
Stage 5. Children learn to respond in the past tense (past tense) and sentence the future (future tense) as well as learn pronunciation, sentence structure and conversation more difficult.

Thus, learning English also have phases that can be absorbed in the small brain. Most importantly, do not impose the will if they fed up with English lessons. Especially if you just fed your baby is eager to look further than their peers. Let they learn according to their own. Do not like to impose your will.

PostHeaderIcon Types of your Toddlers (Part 1)

In fact, there are many ways to make the child feel comfortable and realize its potential. Here are four common personality types of toddlers. Then discover how to hone the quality of their behavior.

Loner type
Your child may be anxious to face outside environment and tends to be observers rather than to act. Because little bit difficult to adapt to new environments, give them time to familiarize.

How to develop their potential:
• Let them lean on you. When meeting new people, hug your child and talk with a soothing voice.

• Do it slowly. Children of this type do not like to be kissed by others. If possible, offer their favorite toy.

• Combine new flavors with a sense that they knows. This type of child who shame usually difficult to try new food, and give them something that they know, like apple sauce so they could dip the new food into the sauce.

• Prepare them. If you intend to a new place, tell your child about it. For example, there is an animal, theirs favorite toy – a lot more they know, they fell more comfortable.

• Appreciate the style. Not all children should be able to quickly socialization. Nothing wrong with kids that only have a few friends and prefer solitude. So do not force them, and do not make your child feel inferior. Come observe the surroundings with them without force them to join in it.

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PostHeaderIcon Tips for toddlers bathing

We can classify toddlers into 2 when connected with the activities of bathing. There are babies who love the water so they will be very happy and even laugh when immersed in water, and baby who cry and struggled when touched by water. Which groups your toddlers?

Here are some tips for safe toddlers bathing.

Talk to your child while bathing. Most parents frown or even issued a sour face when bathing their baby. Try to talk or chat with your baby even though you know that the baby will not understand what you are saying. Baby will feel secure and happy when the bath, they knows you devote attention to it. No need to tough sentences and shouted shouted, simply speak with simple sentences and soft.

Although you are not a singer, try to sing while bathing the baby. Children love music, especially the rhythmic merry. In turn, they would liked a bath as they like the procession of the songs you sing while bathing them.

Nothing wrong with giving your baby a toy in the bath. Toys that float like a duck or a plastic doll will attract their attention. By playing at home they are expected to be in the bathtub.

Use a special bathtub and safe for toddlers. Always hold the baby carefully. Remember that the baby will be slippery when wet so you have a strong hold but still with a tenderness. If necessary, invite someone to help you bathe your baby, especially if they are a lively baby. How wonderful when the tub is placed at the soft base so that if something unexpected happens, your baby is not experiencing a severe trauma.

Wash your baby in warm water rather than hot water. Set the water temperature ranged from 48.9 degrees celcius. Water that is too hot will burn your baby’s skin if too cold otherwise they would be scary.

It is important to instill the sense that the bath is very good for cleanliness and health to your baby or child. A good view of the bath and shower good habits will result in good health as well.

PostHeaderIcon Child creativity, the role of parents

Maintain active communication between parents and children are not only able to tell each other. But it’s also better to be able to listen to each other. Be patient when listening to children talking and listening actively to respond sufficiently.

Fosters love reading

Invite a child’s early love of books. Start from infants and toddlers, frequent reading of books for children. Bringing children to the store or book fair, and provides library facilities family. If not possible, you can bring children to the library that recreation has a collection of books for children.

Cultivating curiosity

Make a story or game fishing children to ask questions and explore new things for them. Take children to places of recreation, historic museums that encourage children to broaden their horizons. Providing simple questions that prompted them to think creatively, and make the game display in a house that will provoke children to ask questions and broaden their knowledge.

Provide an opportunity imagination

Give children the opportunity widest imagination. However, give positive stimuli, thus leading to power imagination positive thing. Children who are accustomed to watching cartoon violence, will produce children who are imagining the violence itself. Others with children who are accustomed to watching the film will educate their imagination as well as seen.

Giving creative play facilities

Creative play facilities do not always have to buy and expensive. Parents can take advantage of creative stuff at home, for example, invites kids gardening, make their own cakes, drawing with various objects on paper, board, and so forth. Facilities that support for the child will develop the creative movement and creativity of children.

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PostHeaderIcon Improve your child’s imagination

Children who are given the chance to use their imagination through play or other activities, will have ample opportunity to display their creative potential in the future. In general, the ability of imagination is needed for children to be more cheerful and positive attitude of enjoying life.

Given this ability children will be able to develop a range of other positive skills. For example, he can develop the ability to experiment, which raised the desire to create and make their own programs. Children who have good imagination skills will be able to fill their own time without much assistance from others. He is not easily bored, because there’s always ideas that motivated to be creative. In addition to the ability of a good imagination, children will also have a sense of humor that helps them in release tensions they experienced. Other capabilities can be developed is also skilled in recognizing and understanding the behavior of others, language skills and make up stories.

Given the importance of imagination, here are some tips on how to improve your child’s imagination:
Give children the opportunity to free their imagination through play or other activities so that children get a great opportunity to display their creative potentials. For example through educational toys (unloading pairs), children playground, nature tourism activities, visit the gallery paintings, science fiction movies, and so forth. These activities, in addition to encouraging the hearts of children, can also give children the opportunity to express their feelings, social skills training and train with their playmate language skills.

Parents do not be concerned or all the more insulting “greatness” Children imagination. Because of abusive or ridiculing attitude will only turn off the child’s interest to create through imagination.   Provide play equipment and material needed to stimulate the imagination. For example for a child who likes to draw, drawing tools provided in the form of crayons and construction paper. Let your child use these materials to create your own favorite images as they wish. Read the rest of this entry »

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