Saturday, January 31, 2009


Getting to Know the Teacher

While in the classroom, pay attention to how the teacher runs the class and how the children respond to his or her direction.When you talk with the teacher, ask about a typical day. You may also want to ask specific questions, such as, "If my child came into class crying one morning, how might you handle that?" or "How do you deal with a child who hits others?"A teacher's answers can help you evaluate how creative he or she might be in responding to everyday classroom dilemmas.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Typically, these conferences cover a child's play style and social, language, cognitive, and physical development.Most of the time, a preschool teacher will emphasize your child's strengths. But the parent-teacher conference also offers an opportunity to point out areas that your child may need to work on. For example, a teacher may suggest writing letters, stringing beads, or practicing cutting skills at home to improve fine motor skills.Try to ask direct and focused questions, with the assumption that any problems raised are ones that can be solved. If your work schedule doesn't allow you to attend conferences or if the preschool doesn't schedule them, you should feel comfortable making arrangements to speak with the teacher at other times. Meeting or talking regularly with the teacher will help you understand your child's progress and demonstrate your interest and cooperation.

Discussing Problems

The best tip is for parents and the teacher to sit down and discuss the issue together.If your preschooler complains about the teacher, try to find out the specifics.In deciding whether to bring up a problem with a preschool teacher, it's important not to overestimate a preschooler's point of view. If, for example, your toddler complains that "no one plays with me" or "I'm bored" in school, give it some time if it doesn't seem serious.If you have concerns about the teacher's style or performance, talk to him or her first. If your concerns aren't resolved to your satisfaction, your next stop should be the teacher's supervisor.It's better to show kids how to work through problems rather than avoid them.

Building a Relationship

It's important to form a good relationship with your child's preschool teacher — for both you and your child.Remember to also share praise — both yours and your child's — with the teacher, as well as his or her supervisor ("My child really enjoys storytime," for example).Think of yourself and your child's teacher as a united team whose shared goal is to help make your child's preschool experience a happy and productive one.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Creating a Reader-Friendly Home

Create a special reading place
As kids grow, keep age-appropriate books and magazines on shelves they can reach in their favorite hangouts around the house. Make these shelves appealing and keep them organized.

Keep it appealing
Make sure reading areas have good lighting. Change the materials often — add seasonal books, rotate different magazines, and include books that relate to what kids are interested in or studying in school.

Encourage kids to create the reading
Set up a writing and art center and encourage kids to make books, posters, or collages that they decorate with their own pictures and writing.

Think About Atmosphere

Other ways to encourage kids to read:

* Give your child quiet time every day to read or write.
* Limit time kids spend in front of a screen to help ensure that they have time for reading.
* Read together. Offer to read a book aloud, or ask your child to read to you from a favorite magazine. Make a habit of sitting together.

How Can I Help My Child Develop Healthy Self-Esteem?

How teens feel about themselves can depend on many different factors, such as their environment, body image, experiences, and the standards they set for themselves.

While these factors may contribute to poor self-esteem, you can still play an important role in helping your daughter feel better about herself.
When you hear her make a negative comment about herself, call attention to it and point out things that she should feel good about, such as close friends, a supportive family, good grades, or athletic successes.

Recognizing and modifying negative thoughts about herself, making a positive contribution (such as volunteering or tutoring a classmate), exercising regularly, and adjusting unrealistic expectations that she has set for herself are just a few strategies that may boost your teen's self-esteem.

Parents can provide honest praise whenever it's called for. Just remember to be attentive to your own style of criticism — try to keep it constructive.

In some cases, a teen may need the help of a mental health professional to build healthy, positive self-esteem. If you're concerned about your daughter's self-esteem, talk to her doctor or a therapist with training in adolescent mental health issues.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

10 Tips for Choosing Books for Children of All Ages

* Have children choose their own books as soon as they start showing a preference for one over another.
* Find the children's section of your local library. Get to know the librarian, who can be a great resource.
* Find out what your child is interested in
* Ask friends, family, and teachers what books their children have enjoyed
* If your child does not like a book you are reading together, put it away. Reading is a fun time to share, not a time to fight.
* Again, Again, Again! Children may want to read the same book many times, even if you think they have outgrown it.
* Use book lists generated by various literacy organizations;
* Look for books that you will like reading aloud. Your enjoyment will shine through and become contagious.
* Try out different kinds of books to see what appeals to your children.
* Have fun! Show your children the joy of reading and how it can open up a brand new world!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Every parent wants their child to be a good and moral person. We all try to get our children to do what we think is right and stay away from whatever we feel wrong.

Teenagers who are developing their own mind set as they are growing up. At this point, the question is:- how much the teenagers obey their parents and how reasonable are the values and beliefs that are enforced upon these young minds.

Both these questions are very hard to answer. Time to time they learn different things from their environment.


It is very obvious that culture had great significance for our previous generations. But the reality is that it would not be wrong to say that what culture means to us is very different from what it means to our child. Young adults nowadays do not look at culture in the same light as their parents. So when their parents try to tell themhow to behave according to customs and traditions, they don't have quite the same reaction.

Media has influenced a lot and children give more importance in media rather in their heritage.

Generation Gap 2009

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It is good that children bring new changes in them and try to be modern according to the world but it is very necessary that children must not cross their limit, forget their religion and engage in mischievous attitude. Parents must look after them secretly what they do but never scold your them, talk to them in a polite and respectable manner because they also adopt behavior from their parents. Teach your child to balance your life. Though they adopt different customs and other things from media but they should always respect their parents. Most importantly they must remember their ethics and their faith.


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