Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Guide to Raising a Well- Rounded Child
As parents we want our children to look their best. They are a true representation of our parenting. We strive to make sure that their hair is neatly in place and clothing is immaculate. A physical representation is only part of a sign that you are a good parent. In addition to taking care of children physically, parents instill core values and beliefs. With the hope that we create well- rounded child. This is no easy task. 

Developing a well rounded child does not happen overnight. There are building blocks used throughout your child life. Family support is crucial. As a parent our goal is to make sure that our children feel confident, competent and secure. Actively encourage children to develop positive traits. This form of positive conditioning will become innate in the years to come. What is really important is that children pick up on what we see do. Allow them to see you engaging in behavior that mirror what you expect from them. 

As parents we are our children best role models. If we want them to be leaders of tomorrow, we have to start at home, today. Practice developing character by doing. To help children to better understand about sharing and giving we have to teach empathy. Why not take part in a toy drive. Make them understand that there are people who are needy, and we should help out when we can. To get a sense of community, allow your children to take part in activities that interact with the public. Throughout these learning activities, be sure to continue to praise your child. They will feel like what they contribute matter. In return building confidence and developing leadership skills.

 Every child is unique and it is important to nourish their abilities individually. If your child is artistic, purchase supplies that can help him or her enhance their creativity. A child with a love of sports, music, and dance will benefit from time with you to develop these skills. Parents should continue to find opportunities to feed their thirst for knowledge. Continue to maximize your child learning experience.  

Being a mom is a nonstop gig. We invest a lot of time, effort to help our children grow. Sure, as parents we plant the seeds that help shape a well rounded child. Our actions should be in good nature and a true reflection of what we are trying to teach our children. Be sure to have wholesome family time, praise with hugs and correct mistake through learning experience. Remember, children imitate what we do at a young age. 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Dressed and Undressed

How Parents Can Help Children Choose Clothing
Understanding how to dress a child is another task that parents must learn. Having children attired in fashionable garments is possible when parents make good shopping decisions. Often, clothing manufactured specifically for children is sewn from flame-retardant materials. A parent must examine each garment for safety concerns such as zippers that can pinch sensitive skin or loose embellishments that are a choking hazard. Garments are usually easy to machine wash and tumble dry on laundry day. Because children grow quickly, most parents want to purchase clothing that is reasonable priced. A child also wants a comfortable style that allows moving with ease. 

Dressing an Infant Appropriately

Before a baby is born, families begin gathering clothing such as bodysuits, pajamas, outerwear, booties and diapers. Clothing for infants must easily fit over cloth or disposable diapers. Buying garments with snap openings is vital to make it simple to change diapers quickly. Choose clothing made from soft but insulating fabrics that are quick to wash and dry. Dressing a baby fashionably is still possible because clothing manufacturers create many different designs. There are garment options for boys in blue fabrics with embellishments of sport teams, cars and animals. Alternatively, baby girl’s clothing is often in pink hues with designs of flowers, hearts or bows. 

Types of Clothing Needed by Toddlers

A toddler requires rugged clothing that can withstand crawling and rough play. Many children this age alternate between wearing diapers and toilet training. Making it easy for a child to push down pants or shorts during a bathroom visit is essential. Alternatively, parents may want to buy garments that have snap openings to make it simple to change a rambunctious toddler’s diaper. Clothing for toddlers must fit nicely with a small amount of looseness for rapid growth. Due to rapid growth, buying garments with adjustable straps is a great plan. Children may begin to request particular colors, styles or designs of clothing. A toddler may also want to wear garments with favorite television or movie characters. Giving a toddler an opportunity to choose clothing is a great way to help a child develop independence. 

Clothing for School-Age Children
School-age children definitely have independent ideas about clothing styles. Dressing like friends is vitally important for older children. Fashions for this age group change rapidly making it impossible for parents to keep up with the current trends. The best plan is to communicate carefully with a child before buying garments. Parents should bring a child along on shopping trips to try on garments while choosing acceptable clothing. Many schools require specialized uniforms while establishing other requirements for garments such as pant length or shirt style. Finding basic sweaters, slacks, shirts and skirts for school activities is of primary importance. At the same time, older children should also have dressy garments such as dresses or suits for special occasions. Parents may also need to discuss a family’s clothing budget with older children who demand expensive garments.