Raise a Brilliant Child and Teach Him How to be Smart

I want a brilliant child! And of course, you do too.

How to raise a brilliant child. Discover 8 top parenting tips and support your kids learning. #smartkids #kidseducation #kidslearning #parenting #parentingtipsYes, we all want a brilliant child and teach them how to be smart! Guiding our children to brilliance gives us that sense of parent accomplishment. It’s us giving them the best possible head start for a fulfilled life.

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What does it mean to be a brilliant child?

The dictionary defines brilliant as “having or showing unusual and impressive intelligence” and being outstanding and exceptional.

Is that not exactly what we want for our kids?

Being brilliant presents itself in different ways for each child, but irrespective, they all have the potential.  The level of brilliance and its scope will vary.

Most important is not the level, but the identification of the exact vocation of the brilliant capability.

Kids need to be exposed to various opportunities in order to discover a talent that they can pursue in life. They need to find their talent and learn how to be smart with it.

Some kids are brilliant musically, others in creative art. Some show excellent mathematical or intellectual minds, while others shine on sports grounds.

Identifying and building on that specific skill is what matters most. It needs to be developed fully with the appropriate support and stimulation for your brilliant child to thrive.

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Understand brain development and teach kids how to be smart

In order to boost brilliance, we first need to understand the mechanisms behind brain development. When you really take this topic serious I recommend you invest first in your own knowledge and understanding and then in developing your child’s brain.

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8 Brilliant Child How to be Smart Actions

Time to share the 8 activities that in combination reveal the secret to help you raise a brilliant child who knows how to be smart.

Expose them repeatedly to these brain development activities, and watch them grow and come to be bright and vivacious children.

The joint effect of these activities will

  • armor them with essential life skills,
  • stimulate their brain development,
  • imagination,
  • intellect and
  • mental well-being.

This collective list therefor provides a sensible strategy to stimulate multifaceted brain development. Use it as the starting point to succeed as an awesome parent raising a brilliant child. Teach them how to be smart!

Do not underestimate the power of these simple actions …

1. Do arts and crafts

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Creativity, as well as fine motor skills, are enhanced by doing different creative projects.

The benefits are boosted when joining your child and guiding the paint techniques, color mixing, sculpting and scissor use.

Creativity, however, needs a free spirit which should not be dampened.

Allow your child the autonomy to express their own thoughts and feelings.

Never do crafts with a first prize result in mind and refrain from subduing their creative minds by enforcing reality.

With color use, for example:  if their minds at that time need to create a picture of you with purple hair, or one of themselves with a green hand – so be it. This is the way they learn to think for themselves and be smarter for it …

Allow them to express themselves, enjoy and discover the power of their own imagination.

Activities in this category include

  1. Coloring, Grab your Free Coloring pages now and  try these great coloring pencil set
  2. Paper crafts, make gift cards together
  3. Clay mixing, modeling, rolling and sculpting
  4. Painting with hands, stamps, rollers or brushes
  5. Easy sewing projects using a mini sewing machine and these great sewing school ideas for kids book
  6. Cutting and pasting exercises

There is a great benefit in sharing a project with your child, and you can read more on this topic in the 7 Strategies to be an Awesome Parent

2. Share a book

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Reading nurtures their imagination and allows them to revel in a world that unfolds with each new book.

You can read more about these benefits here and achieve them by the examples below.

  1. Read a book together, not only at bedtime but also during the day and especially on weekends and help grow your brilliant child.
  2. Give them an opportunity to tell a story, and try using story cards or games to stimulate their imagination.
  3. Page through a book without reading it and let them tell you the story based on the pictures they see. This is a great way to spark their imagination and get a glimpse into their beautiful minds.

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3. How to be Smart with Music

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Music unites body and mind. It stimulates intellectual and emotional growth and enhances memory skills.

Music is a means of therapy to heal the mind and soul.

A neuroscience journal published an article proving significant developmental differences between children playing an instrument and those who don’t.

Mastering a musical instrument resulted in fast-tracked brain growth in areas of language, speech, reading and sound processing. Gift your brilliant children these benefits by exposing them to music. Find below examples of how to achieve this.

  1. Enjoy music together, having a funky portable CD player makes this activity even more fun!
  2. Expose your brilliant child to instrument lessons, like a beginner guitar, digital piano or keyboard, starter violin or fun fiddle violin. These are all great instruments to introduce the young one to the magic world of music.
  3. Use music therapy techniques 
  4. Listen together to all genres of music
  5. Teach them rhythm and let them dance
  6. Experience music at home through children games activities

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4. Get up and move

Shake your sillies out. Secret to have a Brilliant Child #brilliantchild #cleverkids #smartkids #childeducation #parenting #kidslearningPhysical activity has a load of bodily benefits. Some of the important ones are strengthening the heart, improving lung capacity and supporting the immune system to better fight off infection.

Of course, these benefits extend to both you and your child, so be sure to join in the fun.

Let us look at great examples and ways exercise improves our lives.

  1. Stretch the muscles by imitating animals. Be as tall as a giraffe, small as a mouse. Mimic a hippo or a crocodile or roar like a lion. These are actions kids adore! For more animal parade ideas, follow this link.
  2. Ride a bicycle, skateboard or adjustable roller skates.
  3. Love sport and be part of a team.
  4. Shake your sillies out – just get up and move. Few things will lighten the mood as much as this fun activity. Look at these fun dance activities for more inspiration.

5. Relax and breath

Relax and breath. Secret to have a Brilliant Child #parenting #kidslearning #brillliantchild #smartkidsMake time to just take it easy.

End the rush of day-to-day living for a moment and do something relaxing. This time-out period will benefit the entire family. Great options for this activity are:

  1. Do yoga with your brilliant child of any age. For easy poses on a cute kids yoga mat, look at this great yoga infographic and click for more yoga fun for kids and for great yoga and meditation ideas that really work.
  2. Teach them breathing techniques to assist in de-stressing and coping better in demanding situations. These techniques are very useful at bedtime to get those little minds to shut down more easily.
  3. Smell a flower. An interesting article was published on the relaxation abilities of sensory stimulants such as rose oil.

6. Get lots of fresh air

Play outside. Secret to have a Brilliant Child #brilliantchild #kidslearning #parentingAllow kids to play outside to improve their health, boost energy levels, establish good sleeping patterns and improve immune systems.

Get them to embrace the beauty of nature, appreciate the wonders of fauna and flora and clean their lungs. Outside activities can include:

  1. Play in the garden or on monkey bars
  2. Plant and care for flowers
  3. Visit a play park
  4. Ride bicycle outside
  5. Play ball, run, kick and jump
  6. Take pictures outside with an awesome kidizoom camera
  7. Do homework or a craft project outside
  8. Go for a walk in the  park or forest and do an activity
  9. Gather stones, leaves, and flowers and do a decoupage activity

7. Play freely

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Playing stimulates creativity, imagination, and healthy brain development. Allow children the opportunity to play alone. It teaches them independence and highlights the value of quiet time.

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Resist the urge to coach them on how to do the job and allow them to learn from their own mistakes.  Let them alone or with a sibling enjoy an activity they love. A few examples include:

 

  1. Build a puzzle with your brilliant child. tips from HealthyFamilyandMe.comEnjoy drawing and coloring
  2. Any favorite brilliant child playtime activity
  3. Build a puzzle
  4. Read a book
  5. Play with building blocks
  6. Play dolls dress up or  have fun with cars

8. Share the love with your brilliant child

Brilliant child. Share the love. Secret to have a Brilliant Child #kidslearning #brilliantchild #parentingSit down and pick them up on your lap, regardless of age. Tell them how much you love them.

With this simple action, you will create a moment to feel loved, cherished and special.

Strong family bonds are built by sharing family traditions such as these.

They will quickly learn that they can curl up on your lap for a couple of minutes whenever they need to be comforted or feel safe.

This will create a situation where the kids know they can easily reach out and share their feelings with you.

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Let’s summarize

The top 8 powerful actions to help you raise brilliant kids include

  1. Do arts and crafts
  2. Share a book
  3. Be smart with music
  4. Get up and move
  5. Relax and breath
  6. Get lots of fresh air
  7. Share the love

Implement the above strategy as the first step on your path of stimulating brilliance. Love your kids unreservedly, allow them to blossom and be proud of who they are.

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Awesome Mom versus Super Mom

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I want to be an awesome mom, but being a mom is hard work. It consumes our time and tests our patience. To be an awesome mom, we need to master being productive by having excellent prioritizing skills and endurance.

But too often we judge ourselves harshly believing we need to be a super-mom. Time and again, super-mom attempts result in exhausting efforts that drain our powers and slay our motivation.

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The reality is that we need not be superheroes.  Living as a healthy happy mommy is the only prerequisite to be at our best for our partners, kids and most importantly ourselves. Knowing and accepting that we needn’t be super-moms will allow us to be awesome moms.

Able to keep up the pace and not fear burn-out. This post is all about what you need do to triumph as an awesome mom. One who has mastered essential refueling strategies to cope with daily life without trying to be a super-mom.

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Relax and enjoy a cuppa Awesome Mommy Enjoy a cuppa

Make time every single day to sit down and have a cup of tea … or coffee … or hot chocolate … Make sure to use your favorite teacup!  Take a daily moment to breathe and consider the coming day. You will then feel comfortable with what lies ahead and be mentally prepared for it.

Reflect on the previous day to allow your brain to process recent events and be better equipped for similar scenarios in the future. Believing that you are too busy to sit down for a cuppa simply means that you haven’t recognized the immense benefit of this modest action yet.

It is as easy as getting up 5 minutes earlier in the morning. Claim your 5 minutes before the crazy family routine starts. Or, take your 5 before you go to bed at night.

Write your errands down Awesome momWrite lists

As moms, we always have a list the length of our arm to remember. From the next birthday party to an important school test, to packing swimming clothes on pool day.

Making a list of our tasks is very useful to deal with this problem. You can jot down your errands down in your diary or use an electronic calendar. If you are anything like me that prefer quick and efficient ways, write a sticky note and stick it somewhere you can easily see it.

By doing this, you will not only avoid missing an important to-do but you can even arrange them in order of priority. Writing an item down means you will have one less thing to remember.

Hence one less thing to clutter your already crowded brain awesome mom.

Relax and enjoy me-time Awesome MomMe, myself and I

Taking me-time as an awesome mom is not a luxury, but rather an absolute necessity. Having a brain filled with kids and family and homework is great, but it has to be balanced with a good dose of marriage, merriness and me!

You need time to recharge, and this is best achieved by listening to yourself think.

We can extend our 5-minute tea break to enjoy a bubble bath with music and scented candles, relax with yoga stretches on your favorite yoga mat, read or even create a new blog post!

Reveling in a favorite book, watching a much-loved movie or visiting a cherished friend, all help us to regain focus, enthusiasm, and inspiration. One of my favorite unwind activities is coloring. A great awesome mom activity.

There are so many brilliant adult coloring books to choose from. And it’s always a great idea to let the kids join in the fun with great kids coloring books. The 50 color pencil set from Artlicious is an absolute must-have!

As long as there are no kids involved, an activity ought to be considered me-time. You must regard sharing these times alone with your husband, an utter privilege.

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Share the load awesome mom

Teach kids to help around the house Awesome Mom

Instilled in every awesome mom is the ability to appreciate the value of sharing the load.  Kids are great at doing small jobs around the house.

They can unpack the dishwasher and fold their clean clothes. Teach them from young to help and make sure they know how much this means to you.

They will quickly learn that by doing a 5-minute job they not only make you happy but hence gain an extra 5 minutes of your attention.  You can also read more about this and other super simple strategies on how to be an awesome parent.

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Another benefit of sharing the load as an awesome mom is being able to talk about the things that keep you busy every day.  Build a relationship with your husband where he recognizes that even though you are not innovating nuclear science, your activities are important to keep your family alive, sane, happy, healthy and loved.

Feeling appreciated and able to talk about your frustrations and achievements help you cope and fuel motivation.  Stay in touch with friends and family and use the opportunity to release some steam. Reach out to other mothers and share day-to-day experiences to feel understood and be encouraged.

You are special Awesome MomSpecial moments

Learn not to torment yourself over things that could have been done differently. Smile at the end of the day knowing there was at least one moment of value.

You are entitled to feel worthy of your daily achievements as an awesome mom.  Some days we have to search a bit deeper to find that special thing.

But, there always is at least one. It can be as modest as a big fat bear hug from your baby boy. Or a distinctive moment shared with your daughter.

A love you message from your husband goes a long way to revivify your day – make sure he knows it and do the same for him. Appreciate the emotions these special moments evoke in you and enjoy a happier life.

A happy mother makes a happy family.

Finally, be the best mom you can be and bear in mind that no one benefits from a momentary super-mom. An around-the-clock awesome mom is treasured a great deal more.

Ever so often, it’s essential for a mother’s soul to be ignorant of the pressures of parenthood and simply relish the journey. Enjoy every moment! Don’t forget to pamper yourself from time to time – you deserve it, Awesome Mommy!

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10 Idea Valentine’s Day Plan

Don’t we all just love Valentine’s Day?

Whether it is the love, the red, the hearts, the chocolates and candies or simply the shared feeling of a day filled with romantic love. And, having a super idea Valentine`s Day Plan, makes it even better!

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The first records of celebrating a day with your Valentine, dates back to the 14th century. The many ways of sharing and gifting evolved since with billions spent annually on cards, flowers, chocolates and gifts.

As part of the expected 25 million people in the UK we can simply send a card to our Valentine. Or, go the extra mile this year and have a truly meaningful Valentine’s Day Plan.

This post will inspire you with some great ideas to make the perfect Valentine’s Day Plan

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Idea 1 of your Valentine’s Day Plan

Prepare an awesome Valentine’s Day breakfast with a personal napkin note

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Starting the day with a special breakfast for your valentine will leave a sense of lasting anticipation for the rest of the day.

Simple meals such as pancakes and syrup or classic French toast can easily be converted into a magic meal. Simply add

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And, make your loved one feel even more special by serving the meal with a personal note written on the paper napkin.

My favorite paper napkins are ones designed with a lot of hearts that I can use not only for Valentine’s messages but any day my husband or one of the kids needs a bit of a surprise motivation.

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Idea 2 of your Valentine’s Day Plan

Pack a special idea Valentine’s lunch box and add a personalized card

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Who doesn’t appreciate a meal box filled with goodies they love, ready for lunchtime in between a busy schedule?

And be sure to add a handmade card as a surprise. Check out the great lunch box love note ideas below and give these beautiful little cards a try to make your note super special.

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Idea 3 of your Valentine’s Day Plan

enjoy a fun Valentine’s craft project with your kids

Kids love valentine’s day just as much as we do.  I am yet to meet a young girl who doesn’t adore red hearts and cupids.

So get the kids involved and spend time on this special day with them as well. It is great fun doing fun crafts together. Making a special card for daddy is most little girl’s dream craft and can be a great mother-daughter activity.

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Idea 4 of your Valentine’s Day Plan

Create a handmade Valentine’s day card

Ultimate Valentine's day Plan. Ultimate 10 idea Valentine's Plan #ideavalentine`s #valentine #valentineplanWhilst the kids are busy with their craft project, design your own card for a loved one.

Resist the urge to buy one as it is so much more fun making your own! And a handmade card is often appreciated a lot more

If you need a bit of inspiration, look at these awesome handmade card ideas below. And if you find the addition of a personal message for your valentine a daunting task, borrow a poem or quote from this great site online.

Choosing beautiful card stock with an envelope for your project is a must and using top quality paints, stamps and stickers make a great difference.

Idea 5 of your Valentine’s Day Plan

Take a photo, personalize and post it

quote Ultimate 10 idea Valentine's day Plan #ideavalentine`s #valentine #valentineplanShare a photo or image on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, your blog or any social media that you use often.

And, personalize it with a message from the heart. A truly heartfelt idea for your Valentine’s plan.

Copy and send the link to your loved one. They are sure to adore the public display of your affection.

The message can be as general or personal as you prefer. And even if you don’t use any of these platforms, sending a special photo with a related note as a standard phone message is also great to make someone’s day super special.

Idea 6 of your Valentine’s Day Plan

Create, make or buy a special gift for your Valentine

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A Valentine’s day gift needn’t be the most expensive gift ever but it definitely needs to be well considered, with the one you love in mind. That is part of the magic of a good Valentine’s Day Plan.

Your loved one will feel extra appreciated by realizing that you chose the gift with their likes in mind.

Consider your options by looking at these examples, but make sure to add a personal touch like pretty wrapping paper and your handmade card.

One of my wrapping secrets to creating a magic touch is wrapping the gift in beautiful tissue paper first and then placing it into a metallic gift bag.

Idea 7 of your Valentine’s Day Plan

Prepare a Valentine’s dinner meal to impress

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Yes, you can go out for a restaurant dinner but does that really beat a picnic at the lake or beach or even on the living room floor? Making sushi together or enjoying a meal home cooked with much-loved ingredients.

Light some beautiful heart candles and enjoy one of these awesome dinner ideas together.

Remember to also plan an awesome dessert. You can try these easy mini chocolate cakes with red berries, pistachios and a drizzle of chocolate.

And, if you love Nutella as much as me, check out these super yummy Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting.

Idea 8 of your Valentine’s Day Plan

Plan a Valentine’s date night activity

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A great idea is to have fun by watching a romantic comedy together with yummy popcorn and a cocktail, frying marshmallows over a candle.

Or find your perfect activity from the ideas below

Idea 9 of your Valentine’s Day Plan

Don’t forget to say I love You

Again and again and again…  This is one of the most important parts of your perfect Valentine’s Plan!

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Idea 10 of your Valentine’s Day Plan

Write a special note for your Valentine

Love note valentine's day planTo end a perfect day and ensure your Valentine remembers this one until the next year, leave a last special note hidden under their pillow.

Few things warm the heart as much as an unexpected find of affection.

An awesome way to end your super idea Valentine`s Day Plan…

Start Planning your awesome Valentine’s Day early

Use one or all of the 10 Valentine’s ideas here to plan the perfect day. Maybe your loved one will even be inspired to make your day more special on the next Valentine’s Day …

Holidays like these are great to start new family traditions. I love to hear about your awesome plans for this year, so remember to share your awesome ideas in the comment section below!

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Parent-Child Communication Stress-Free with 6 Building Blocks

Effective Parent-Child Communication is so Important

Having a quality conversation with your child can sometimes be difficult. Often it just feels like they are not paying attention, right? 6 building blocks to effective parent-child communication. Implement these strategies today! #parentchildcommunication #bestparent #goodparentingtips #parentchildcommunicationactivitiesThis is a sign of ineffective parent-child communication and can be easily rectified.

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Parents and children express themselves differently. We all use age-related words and ways to communicate. You can find some great information in this book.

Grownups often over think their statements. Kids, on the other hand, tend to say whatever comes to mind. They are therefore often more honest about their feelings than we are.

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A great way to teach kids to explore their emotions through play.

I highly recommend family games like these to help you and your child communicate better. It helps kids to think about their feelings and how to express them.

You can start to converse more easily with your kids today by understanding these differences and implementing 6 valuable building blocks to effective parent-child communication.

Your ability to understand your child will improve vastly. At the same time, you will get them to really listen to what you are saying. Good parent-child communication skills will strengthen your family bond for life.

Let’s have a look at the effective strategies forming the basis to improve parent-child communication skills. Implement these today and get on the way to having stress-free conversations with your child.

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Building block nr. 1 to Stress-Free
Parent-Child Communication

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A great way to start any conversation is to be down on a child’s level. We must make direct eye contact with them. Ask them to also look you in the eye so as to build mutual respect. Holding their hands keep their attention and help them focus in on what we are saying.

Using this strategy will improve your parent-child communication skills from the get-go. Give it a try today!

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Building block nr. 2 to Stress-Free
Parent-Child Communication

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We need to leave whatever we are busy with and give them our full attention when they initiate dialogue. Resisting the urge to answer our phones … or finish watching our favorite TV show over their shoulders … whilst talking to them is very important.

By doing this we let them know that the conversation is important to us and that we care about what they are saying. They will automatically respect our words more at the same time.

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Building block nr. 3 to Stress-Free
Parent-Child Communication

Parent-child communication tips: Be positive, no blaming or bribing #parentchildcommunication #bestparentingtips

We need to praise our kids daily for doing something to the best of their ability.

Even if the result was not perfect, their effort is what counts.  For example, if they try to organize their socks drawer, all though imperfectly, their effort is much more valuable than no attempt whatsoever.

And, when they don’t get our approval for their attempt they will probably never try again.

It is very important to use positive statements such as “It would be great if you can put your shoes away”. Or “I really appreciate your shoes being put away”.

As opposed to “you always forget your shoes in the corridor”. Or “if I trip over your shoes again, they will end up in the rubbish bin!”

Before making a request, we need to think it over and say it in a constructive way.

You will be amazed by the positive result of this little added effort.

Aim to make your wishes not only positive but also short and direct. Giving a lecture has little impact on changing behavior. Saying things that are hurtful rarely drives a child into action.

We must always resist bribing our children to get things done. Proposing an appropriate award when they finish a task is however extremely constructive.

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 Parent-child communication tips: Voice opinions and feelings #parentchildcommunication #bestparentingtips

Getting involved in our kids’ daily activities is part of being a power parent. It helps us deal with daily parenting challenges.

Allow everyone in the family to say how they feel about decisions that impact on you all collectively. For example when planning family outings or holiday plans.

This is again where those learn while you play games are important to enjoy as a family.

Propose to solve problems together. This helps kids realize that we are taking them seriously. Give them an opportunity to suggest a plan of action. Remember to never dismiss your child’s feelings no matter how insignificant.

Dismissal will ultimately result in them not contributing to conversations and sharing their thoughts.

It is important for kids to know and understand that is ok to disagree at times.

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Parent-child communication tips: Focus on body language #parentchildcommunication #bestparentingtips

Both their and our body language speak volumes. Kids will often tell us way more by means of body language than actual words. Make a real effort to read the message behind their words. Always let your words and body language display the same message. This is the essence of effective parent-child communication and part of us being an awesome parent.

Be consistently affectionate and friendly when having a personal discussion. This makes them feel comfortable to share and have important conversations with us, especially when we are alone with them.

We need to refrain from reprimanding our kids in the company of friends or siblings. Have personal conversations when alone. The discussion and end result will be way more effective when done one-on-one and without distraction.

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 Parent-child communication tips: Repeat each others messages #parentchildcommunication #bestparentingtips

We have to make sure that our child understands what we are saying or asking. Especially when we are giving instructions that we expect them to follow.

A good way of doing that is by having them repeat our request. Similarly, by repeating their opinions we make them know that we understand and appreciate their feelings.

Good parent-child communication can be challenging at times, but it is very important. It impacts positively on our family life when effective.

It benefits every other social interaction our children will have, be it with friends or the teacher at the school. By acquiring effective communication skills from us, our children will grow confidence in speaking about their ideas and feelings, no matter the situation.

They will also appreciate the importance of listening when others are speaking and respect different views and opinions.

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Incorporate these six building blocks into your family life today and let conversation time be something you and your children cherish.

Adore them for who they are and do not let a single day pass without you telling them that you are proud of them and love them to the moon and back!

For more information on this hot topic, you can also check out these 7 tips for effective child-parent communication and these great communication guidelines.

Do you have difficulties talking to your child?

Tell me about them in the comment section below. Share your ideas or approaches that work well for you so that we can all learn from it.

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